Pitch Madness … Submission Window now open!

The submission window is now open for Pitch Madness! Submit your pitches to brendadrakecontests@gmail.com from 6AM EST until 12PM EST

Here’s the submission details again

There will be no cut off number. Everyone who submits during the window will make it into the contest. You will receive a receipt, if you don’t, check with me here on the blog or on Twitter (@brendadrake). 

This is for completed, unpublished fiction manuscripts. The categories are Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade. Any genres. The winners will not be notified before the agent round. (All submissions sent before or after the window time slot will be deleted.)

(For those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, it’s a contest to pitch agents for representation of your work.) 

The email for submissions is brendadrakecontests@gmail.com – NO ATTACHMENTS – All pitches must be embedded in the email.

Please format your entries like this …

Email subject line: Pitch Madness: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT

Name: Your name
Genre: Genre/category of your manuscript (ie. YA Fantasy)
Word Count: Word count (round to the nearest 1000th)

Pitch: 35word (max) logline. Do not go over even one word over.

Excerpt: The first 250 words of your manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence. Your pitch should be Times New Roman 12pt, single spaced, one space between paragraphs, no paragraph indentions. Make sure the formatting is done correctly.

Good luck, everyone!

#PitMad Twitter Pitch Party!

And, if you don’t make it into Pitch Madness we’re holding another Twitter Pitch Party on March 29. Please know that a lot of industry agents and publishers will be attending The Bologna Book Fair and we might not get as big a turn out as we did last time. But we can try. So get your 140 word pitch ready and make sure the word count includes the hashtag #PitMad and category (YA, Adult, MG, NA, and so on). Tweet your pitch when you see an agent come on but don’t do it too obsessively. The agents will read the feed. 

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