Have an idea for a book? A manuscript you're trying to publish? This is your chance to put it to the test! Sign up at the door to give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of experienced editors and agents for real-time Shark Tank-style feedback. Winners will receive a free month at Paragraph Brooklyn, but you get a free week just for trying.
Christine Pride is a writer, editor and 15-year publishing veteran. She’s held posts at a many different “Big Five” imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, and, most recently, as a Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster. She also enjoyed a stint as a freelance editor and ghostwriter. In Fall of 2018, Christine sold two novels, written with Jo Piazza, to Harper Collins/Morrow. She stepped away from a full-time role at S&S in order to focus on those projects, though she still serves as a consulting editor. The first book, We Are Not Like Them, will be published in Spring 2020. As an editor, Christine has published a range of books, with a special emphasis on inspirational stores and memoirs, includingHeaven is Here, A Reason to Believe, No One Tells You This, and Dear World. Christine attended the University of Missouri’s broadcast journalism program and worked in non-profit management before embarking on a career in book publishing.
Alexandra Levick has worked with a wide range of established New York Times bestsellers, national award winners, and debut clients. After graduating from the University of Rochester with a degree in English focused on Creative Writing, Alexandra attended New York University where she received her Masters of Science in Publishing with a specialization in Content Development. Prior to Writers House, she spent time at Sterling Lord Literistic, in publicity at Bloomsbury, and as a bookseller for Barnes and Noble. Today, she is building a broad list and works on everything from picture books to speculative adult fiction. Find her on Twitter @AllieLevick