Pitch Sessions with Editors

Book Your Meetings by June 27

CES is pleased to announce that registered attendees of the 28th International Conference of Europeanists will have the opportunity to sign up for 5-minute Pitch Sessions with editors from a range of esteemed academic presses. The Pitch Sessions will take place the week after the conference, from July 5-8.

These one-on-one Pitch Sessions pair a conference attendee with an editor for a brief, five-minute meeting. Holding part of our conference virtually this year has allowed for five presses to participate in these sessions and offer verbal feedback on your work. As part of your registration, you can sign up for up to two Pitch Sessions. 

About Pitch Sessions

These are brief, verbal, “elevator” type pitches of your chosen book project. You need not have a book proposal, nor any other material in hand during your meeting, but should an editor be interested in learning more about your pitched work, they could encourage you to send them a proposal. During your meeting, the editor will provide you with feedback on your pitch and your project.

Please follow the steps below to schedule your pitch sessions:

1. Select an editor. Read through the list below and find the best fit for your work. Speaking to an editor interested in your subject matter will offer you more specialized feedback and potential publishing opportunities. The following editors will be participating in the Pitch Sessions:

  • Andrew Kinney, General Editor; Education, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology; Harvard University Press
  • Mary Al-Sayed, Editor; Anthropology and History (World History; History of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America; Ethnomusicology); University of Chicago Press
  • Stewart Beale, Editor; Public Policy; Palgrave Macmillan Publishing
  • Jim Lance, Senior Editor; Anthropology and Social Sciences, ILR Imprint Editor; Cornell University Press
  • Andrew Taylor, Publisher; African Politics, Comparative Politics, Eastern European Politics, European Politics, Introductory Politics, Politics & International Relations, Public Administration & Public Policy, Public Policy, Russian & Soviet Politics; Routledge: Politics and International Studies

2. Sign up for a time slot here (all times are Eastern Daylight Time) – Click on “Next available appointment slot on [date]” which will send you to an overview of available times. Click on your preferred editor’s name to book the time slot – you can move your mouse cursor over the name to see the exact time of the Pitch Session. Please note that these times are strictly first-come, first-served, so if no available options appear it means they have all been filled. 

3. Show up: Before the end of the conference week, you will receive an email confirmation with your appointment details and a Zoom link to your meeting. Please be respectful of your editor’s time. These meetings only last five minutes; please do not go over this time limit. If you are late or miss your appointment, you forfeit your session. Please don’t show up more than five minutes before your scheduled meeting time.

Pitch Session sign-ups will close on June 27 at noon EDT. Sign up early to ensure a meeting with your ideal editor!

We look forward to seeing you at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists!