Back to Basics and the No Fee Model

We appreciate all of the heartfelt pleas to keep Pitch Wars free. Your voices are important to us!

We are always trying to find ways to help writers while keeping Pitch Wars without a fee. The webinars are an example of this. It gave writers a chance for critiques and information while earning a […]

Pitch Wars Success Story with Mia P. Manansala and her mentor, Kellye Garrett

 

We’re so excited whenever one of our mentees gets an agent offer or a publishing deal. Celebrating these successes is one of our favorite parts of the Pitch Wars process. We hope you can join us in congratulating Mia P. Manansala and her mentor, Kellye Garrett. Mia signed with Janet Reid of New […]

Pitch Wars 2017 Agent Showcase . . . Adult and New Adult Entries

Welcome to the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase! Adult and New Adult entries …

For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns chose mentees and work with them for two months to make their work shine. Our amazing mentors chose one (some cases two) writer to […]

Pitch Wars 2017 Agent Showcase … Middle Grade Entries

Welcome to the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase! Middle Grade entries …

For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns chose mentees and work with them for two months to make their work shine. Our amazing mentors chose one (some cases two) writer to mentor from nearly 3000 […]

Pitch Wars 2017 Agent Showcase . . . Young Adult Entries

 

Welcome to the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase! Young Adult entries …

For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns chose mentees and work with them for two months to make their work shine. Our amazing mentors chose one (some cases two) writer to mentor from nearly […]

SPIRIT OF PITCH WARS Rejection Party . . . Nominate Your Heroes!

Writers face rejection all the time. We even reject ourselves as we revise every word, constantly fixing and replacing. It’s difficult to be rejected, but the truth is, people are different. We like different things. We want different things. So the manuscript you write isn’t ever going to please every person.

Rejection can mean […]

Pitch Wars 2017 … The Mentors’ Picks!!

 

It’s been so fun reading your queries and chapters. The mentors have cried and laughed and shared how much they love your words. After weeks of reading and obsessing over all the fabulous entries, our amazing mentors have chosen their mentees!

This year, we had some additions to the normal mentor picks. Secret […]

Pitch Wars: How it Works, Wild Cards, and Secret Mentors Revealed!

 

While you’re waiting for the results to be posted on August 24th, we’re busy reading and deliberating and drooling and crying over which manuscript to choose! It’s one of the toughest decisions ever. We see potential and merit on every page. So we’re giving some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes.

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Pitch Wars: How it Works, Wild Cards, and Secret Mentors Revealed!

While you’re waiting for the results to be posted on August 24th, we’re busy reading and deliberating and drooling and crying over which manuscript to choose! It’s one of the toughest decisions ever. We see potential and merit on every page. So we’re giving some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes.

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Pitch Wars 2017 Submission Window … is now closed!

Surprise! We’re opening the submission window early! It will remain open until the original closing of August 6 at 10PM EDT (New York time).

For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to […]