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After the Madness Twitter Pitch Party 3/29!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

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.Β 


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!

Filed: Misc

  • Sharron says:

    How can I find out if I made the cut? I don’t know where to look. Help, please! Thank you.

  • I have been trying to register with CPseek for more than a week. πŸ™

    • Brenda Drake says:

      I’m checking with Andrew to see what the problem is and will get back to you. Sorry, you’re have problems. ;(

    • quikchaos says:

      Carolyn, I see where you signed up on the 5th, but the account was never activated. I went ahead and removed the account, so try to sign up again now. You should receive an email right away with an Activation link. Let me know if you still have issues.

    • Thank you both! (I never activated the account as I never got an activation email.)

  • Sounds exciting! I wish I could participate, but I’ve only got picture books ready to pitch right now. I’ll be watching, though, to see how twitter pitches are done.

  • J.M. Bray says:

    PitMad nOOb here. πŸ˜€

    For those of us not in the EST…can/should we schedule a tweet with one of our pitches for a few minutes after the start time? Or does that break the rule, “When you see an industry professional on the feed, tweet it once” ?

    I want to make sure I’m doing things correctly and fairly. πŸ˜€

  • rachaeldahl says:

    I participated for the first time and really enjoyed the experience, even tho’ no requests. I still feel that I benefited by reading the other pitchs and learning how to make mine less generic. Thanks so much for doing this for our community.

  • Rob Polk says:

    My first #pitmad today…totally stumbled on it, but it’s nice to virtually meet and thank you. I didn’t find out how to follow the feed in time, but did tweet out two pitches and received one favorite. *imaginary high-fiving you*

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