For those of you who didn’t make the cut into Pitch Madness, we’re holding an After the Madness Twitter Pitch Party. So get your 140 character twitter pitch ready. Make sure to include the hashtag #PitMad and try to fit the genre (YA, MG, Adult, NA, and so on) in the pitch. We’ve had some success stories come out of our previous PitMads so shine up the pitches!
Please keep in mind that many industry professionals are away attending the Bologna Book Fair in Italy, so we might not get as big a show up as we did last time. But I have had some publishers and agents say they would stop by.
The rules are simple. All genres are welcomed. Throughout the day tweet your pitch. Try not to do it too much. When you see an industry professional on the feed, tweet it once. Make sure to include the hashtag and your genre (if you can fit it). The agents/publishers will tweet their submission preferences and @ you or favorite your tweets if they want to see more. And finally, be nice and courteous to each other, and especially to the industry professionals.
I’ve started a thread on CPSeek in the contest area for all to critique each others pitches. I’ll try to stop in and give suggestions during the week, and possibly twist my friends/mentors to go by and do the same.
Come back on March 26 to watch the Agent Game for Pitch Madness! This is going to be fun!