Thinking of Entering PitMad? There Are Some New Rules You Need to Know

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It’s that time again and the first PitMad session of 2016 is only 10 days away. And if you’ve never participated or heard of PitMad before, then I’m here to help you. First let’s get into a bit of history about PitMad.

PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter to help writers like yourselves get out of the slush pile. And into the hands of agents interested in your manuscript(s). Now remember your manuscript must be completed, polished as polished can be and unpublished. And you only have 140 characters to pitch it.

You can thank its creator, Brenda Drake, for this opportunity.

In the past you can pitch your book twice an  hour from 8am to 8pm on the day of the pitch party. And that you can RT your favorite pitches to show support to the writer. Well things have been a little different since the last PitMad in December. There are some new rules:

  • You can only tweet 3 different pitches per manuscript. Or the same pitch 3x. But I suggest that 3 different pitches will work better in your favor. Maybe one or two of your pitches is stronger than the other and might get you a favorite from an agent. Also, if you have another completed manuscript, you can pitch that as well. The same rules apply, only 3 pitches for each. eg. Twitter pitches I’ve made for my work in progress, Nadia the Fire Witch: Continue reading
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors Rejoice- #SFFpit is Coming!

Credit image: GraphicStock

Credit image: GraphicStock

An interesting thing happened two weeks ago. As you know June 4th was #PitMad day. I couldn’t take part, but I did my fair share of cheering and retweeting. After awhile I searched the Twitter feed for authors pitching their fantasy genre-subgenre novels. And stumbled onto something called #SFFpit.

Of course, I was all ‘what in the what?’ Curious, I clicked the link and what did I discover? Another and more genre focused pitching contest. Geared towards, and you guessed it by the ‘SFF,’ science fiction & fantasy authors.

Now here’s a bit of history about #SFFpit…It was first held on June 11, 2014 and December 9, 2014. So this is their second year. Didn’t have much success with your SSF manuscript last #PitMad session? Well, you now have a second chance. Continue reading