Virtual Pitch Slams

Virtual Pitch Slam

Pitch Slams are exciting opportunities to share your ideas with editors or agents — and learn effective pitching techniques.

During Virtual Pitch Slams (VPS) professional members are given an opportunity to pitch stories or books to one editor or agent in a group setting.


Recent Virtual Pitch Slam participants include: National Geographic, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Boston Globe, Costco Connection, MIT Technology Review, and Business Insider.


VPS is a one-hour, interactive phone or Zoom call with editors, agents, and members. During the meeting, selected members offer pitches and editors offer constructive feedback. Only professional members can register for VPS. Pitchers are selected first-come, first-served.

A recording of each VPS is available after the meeting. Both professional and associate members will have free access to these recordings.

Did you miss a VPS? Watch a recording!

It’s easy to watch and/or listen to a recording of a previous Virtual Pitch Slam. Just click here for the most up-to-date recordings available.

All VPS recordings are added to the Resource Finder as soon as possible. Search for a publication or client using the keyword search, or scroll down to the pink box and click Client Networking.

These recordings are only available to Professional and Associate members of ASJA. If you are not a member, get benefits and application details!

Tips for pitches

  • Make sure that your idea suits the publication and its audience. Research the publication or agent before developing your pitch.
  • Pitches are time-limited, so practice before the meeting. Make sure you can get your idea across as concisely as possible.
  • Include word count and potential sources in your pitch. Be sure to mention if your idea is timely or corresponds with a particular season or holiday.

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