Hey #PitMad pitchers
I’m back! With some #PitMad tips and a brief update:
—In 2019 I entered Pitch Wars, a mentoring program where the world’s most generous authors and editors offer up their time (for free!!) to help you get your book in tiptop condition.
—Through Pitch Wars I met my two amazing co-mentors, Kellye Garrett and Mia P. Manansala. They helped me rework my manuscript. From there…
—I met my wonderful agent, Jessica Craig from Craig Literary. She’s been sending my book out on sub
—I also found my community of writers and a home on social media
—Oh… and the world went to hell in a hand basket 🙁
This year I’m co-mentoring for Pitch Wars with the awesome Alex Segura.
And now… #PitMad is “the original twitter pitch event, where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch”
It’s happening on September 3, 2020 (8AM – 8PM EST). And this year, to amplify Black voices, they’ve added a #BVM (Black Voices Matter) hashtag.
Here are some tips that helped me:
—Watch Sarah Nicolas’s vlog on how to pitch during #PitMad
—Shhh… secret. Go to IMDb and search for your movie comps, or your book genre. Check out the minipitches for ideas on how to craft your pitch
—Space your tweet sentences out to make them easier to read (eye doc speaking)
—Use the correct hashtags from the Pitch Wars website
—Most importantly: Don’t stress if you don’t get any likes. Just don’t give up, stay in the game.
Good luck with #PitMad!!!!!!!