One Writer’s Journey

June 6, 2018

#PitMad: Getting Your Work in Front of Agents and Editors

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 6:37 am
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twitterIf you’ve never heard of #PitMad, gather round and get ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.  #PitMad is a Twitter pitch party.  Writers get to tweet a 280-character pitch for manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking the tweeted pitch.  Any unagented writer is welcome to join in because all writing categories are welcome.

#PitMad is a quarterly event scheduled for:

  • June 7, 2018 (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • September 6, 2018 (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • December 6, 2018 (8AM – 8PM EST)

That’s right.  The next #PitMad is tomorrow!   Just a few things to keep in mind.

Only pitch manuscripts that are ready for an agent or editor to read.  That means that you work should be polished and ready to go.  Not an idea.  Not a rough draft.  Polished.

Your character limit is 280.  This will need to include #PitMad so that your pitch can be found by agents and editors.  You will also need to include an age category and possibly a genre.  Yes, this eats into your character count but it can also help the right agent find your work.

Do not flood the Twitter-verse with tweets for your pitch.  You are limited to three tweets per manuscript.  Note, this is per manuscript.  So if you wanted to pitch a cozy mystery and a picture book, you’d still have three per for a total of 6.

When you see a pitch from a friend or simply a pitch that you like, do not click LIKE or FAVORITE.  Unless of course you are an agent or editor.  If that is the case, click away.  Please!

So how do you show your support if you are a writer?  Retweet.  That way additional people can see the pitch but you aren’t liking it as if you were able to receive it.

Polish your tweets and visit the web site for all kinds of helpful information including a blog.  And, good luck to everyone who participates!

–SueBE

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