I want to give a big shout out to The New York Writer's Workshop, for their excellent Fiction Pitch conference.
I got some solid mentoring and advice from my facilitator, the incredibly astute Allison Estes, and valuable feedback from both my peers and the editors and agents they set me up to interact with.
And not for nothing, but I walked out of there with multiple agents and editors requesting my full manuscript after I'd had a chance to pitch them.
I found the whole process to be a great learning experience, and a solid opportunity for me to get in front of people that matter when it comes to my manuscript. They were a class act all the way, and I very much felt it was worth the money.
I would recommend the experience to anyone.