Was #PitMad A Bust? Then Try These Other Twitter Pitches*

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As you know, every three months there’s a Twitter pitch session called #PitMad. And every six months there’s a Twitter pitch just for science fiction and fantasy authors called #SFFpit. But they’re not the only Twitter pitches around. So for today’s post, I’m sharing  a few upcoming pitches that you can take part in.

  1. V#PitchCB. #PitchCB is a one day event like #PitMad. But is hosted by the Curtis Brown Literary & Talent Agency. It launched last July and takes place every fourth Friday of the month. To take part, you pitch your manuscript in 140 characters, only once for the entire day, with the hashtag #PitchCB. If your pitch is favorited by an agent, then submit to that agent and follow their submission guidelines.
  2. #KidPit. #KidPit is another all day event for manuscripts targeted to kids. So if your manuscript is a picture book (#PB), chapter book (#CB), middle grade (#MG) or young adult, (#YA) this Twitter pitch is for you. You can pitch twice an hour from 8am to 8pm. And for any genre, including its category and genre hashtags. The next session for this Twitter pitch is April 1st.
  3. #FicFest. #FicFest is a new Twitter pitch that’s making its debut on April 24th. And hosted by author and editor Tiffany Hoffman. This particular pitch session is different from the rest as there’s an equal chance to get agent requests. Plus it also covers the five major writing categories: Children’s books, middle grade, young adult, new adult and adult. You can read more about the submission process here.
  4. #DVpit. #DVpit is a Twitter pitch event for diverse books. So if your completed manuscript showcases people of color, LGBTQ, disabled persons, etc. you might want to take part in #DVpit. Your pitch must be 140 characters including genre and category hashtags. You can only pitch once an hour from 8am to 8pm on April 19th. You can use the same pitch or several pitches for the same manuscript. You can also pitch another manuscript if its completed as well.

Did you take part in March’s #PitMad? Thinking of taking part in another Twitter pitch?

Writing Update:

  • Haven’t made any submissions this month. But still awaiting responses for my poetry submissions to the Women’s National Book Association and Gemini Magazine.
  • Have to rethink my writing plan for my poetry manuscript “Triplicity.”
  • Although I’ve been lethargic writing wise, I’ve been working on my adult, contemporary romance “Dreaming of You.”
  • For National Poetry Month in April, I’ve been collecting poems for year 2 of “30 Days of Poetry Love.” Last year I interviewed 30 poets and shared an interview a day. This year, I’m sharing an anthology  of my favorite poems. Collected at least 10 so far.
  • As the newest member of Unicorn Bell, we’re doing a group A to Z challenge. And of course my theme will be poetry related.
  • Once again I’ll be taking part in the 30 in 30 poetry challenge (writing 30 poems in 30 days) for National Poetry Month on Scribophile. I had decided to do one line poems but can always change my mind in the next three days.

PS Have you entered my Goodreads giveaway? There’s only four days left to enter and win 1 of 5 autographed copies of Can You Catch My Flow? Here’s the link to the giveaway.

*PSS As part of the Can You Catch My Flow? blog tour I’m guest posting on Sandra’s blog and on Writing People Poetry on March 29th. A review on Border and Greet Me and another guest post on Heather Hayden’s blog on April 1st. The fist day of National Poetry Month!😀

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.”



27 thoughts on “Was #PitMad A Bust? Then Try These Other Twitter Pitches*

  1. New to these Twitter pitches — hey I’m new to pitching my own novel — so I have a question. Can you continue to pitch at these events even if someone asked for your manuscript at a prior event?

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    • There is no set rule in place that you can’t. But personally, I’d wait until I received feedback from the agent(s) whether he/she want to publish my manuscript first. Until then, and if I have another completed manuscript, I’ll pitch that one instead. If you do decide to continue pitching your manuscript and it’s been favorited by another agent/publisher, it’s common courtesy to inform them that another agent(s) (you don’t have to mention names) is also considering it as well, when you submit.


    • Thanks Heather. I love the quote too. I try to my best to remind myself that as I ‘d often get caught up in wanting to write my story in a completed, perfect novel format as I’m writing it. A story goes through several drafts for a reason.
      And I stumbled on #PitMad last year and didn’t know a thing about it. I was all starry and wide eyed, thinking “what? they’re doing stuff like this too?” Really all thanks goes to Brenda Drake for starting #PitMad. As well as the other agents/authors/editors/publishers taking advantage of social media to find new manuscripts and writers to publish. I’ve yet to take part in #PitMad or any other Twitter pitch event, but will one of these days. Yet in the meantime, I’ve made it my mission to learn more about it, share the info with others and support those who do take part.


  2. Thanks for this! I’m pretty solidly decided to self publish all my current WIPs when/if I finish them, but I’m sure this and all your other posts on the topic are extremely helpful to many others.🙂

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  3. This past #PitMad was the first one I attended and it was a bust for me. I am definitely going to check out #FicFest. It’s the only other one I qualify for with my adult fiction. Thanks for sharing! I’m heading over to read the rules now.

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    • Me too. It’s great how social media, mainly Twitter, has opened up a new avenue to finding agents. And I’m sure that even more Twitter pitch events will be created in the future too.


    • That’s the great thing about publishing nowadays. That you have the option to publish through the old-fashioned, traditional route. You can self-publish or do both, hybrid publishing. The choice is yours.


    • I was the same until I stumbled onto my first #PitMad. I was all, ‘What is this? And how can I get in on it?’ And made it a point to learn more and keep updated about it ever since.


  4. I didn’t know there were so many different options available to those trying to pitch their manuscripts as well! I hope that authors can reach out to those other people using these ones as well.🙂

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    • And a wonderful thing too. It’s like the eHarmony of publishing. It just lasts for one day. And both writers and agents are looking for long term relationships connected by a manuscript(s).

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