April 13-29, 2021
Tele-Connections will take place May 24-25, 2021.
*You must be a Professional Member in order to participate! If you have not paid for your registration for the event, you must do so FIRST. Registration for Tele-Connections is separate from the conference, however conference attendees can save by bundling registration for the two programs. To sign up and pay, click the “register” button in the top left corner of the page. You can sign up and pay now, but don’t forget to log in again in May to make your client selections during the registration period for the lottery matching members and clients for Tele-Connections.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no same-day sign-ups. Once the lottery is closed on May 7, you will have no other opportunity to sign up for Tele-Connections! Registrants will be sent more information about the lottery in mid-late April.
Not an ASJA member? Click here to apply! To participate in Tele-Connections you must apply for Professional membership by April 19, and be accepted and paid by May 1.
Have questions? See our FAQ here.
Tele-Connections gives Professional ASJA Members another way to make new connections with people who value the work professional writers do.
Tele-Connections lets Professional ASJA Members meet one-on-one with editors, content managers, literary agents, publishers and others in need of your writing skills. You may find your next best client -- or someone seeking their next best client may find YOU. Hence, Tele-Connections.
Clients taking part in this year's Tele-Connections include Fodor's Travel, Shondaland, The Spruce Eats, Kingfish Media, Parents.com, Investopedia and Discover, as well as top literary agents.
Rules for Tele-Connections
The 9-minute meetings are determined via a lottery system. There is no guarantee that any of your picks will result in an appointment.
Once Tele-Connections is open for members, please use the registration form to make your selections. Enter your email and confirmation number sent to you when you registered for the event. Then, click on the Teleconnections tab on the top left and follow instructions to select and rank your editor/agent choices. You may review or change your selections (until signup ends on May 7, 2021 9:00 p.m. Eastern).
You can enter a minimum of 1 choice, maximum of 5, for a total of 5 possible appointments. Please take care while making your selections that your skills and experience match what the client has specified and that you request appointments only with people you are genuinely interested in meeting.
There is NO advantage to signing up early. All selections made during this sign-up period have an equal chance for an appointment. And there are no guarantees; remember, this is a lottery. Please also know that especially in this uncertain, COVID-19 era, editors may show up late or not show up at all. We have no control over this, but should it occur, we'll make our best effort to reschedule your meeting on another day. Please remember: Tele-Connections appointments are business meetings. Your appointments take priority over other activity at the time. Make your selections with this in mind.