Hi Pitch Wars! As previously announced after the Agent Showcase, I’m thrilled to be serving as your 2020 Managing Director!
You may or may not have seen the announcement of our 2020 dates on Twitter, but we’re keeping the timeline similar to 2019. Though it might not make everyone happy, we’ve found this schedule best balances the needs and availability of mentors, agents, and future mentees. We understand the holidays are often a difficult time for revisions for both mentors and mentees, which is why we give a full three months.
We also understand how difficult it might be to get words on paper right now, and if you aren’t ready for Pitch Wars 2020, we will still be here for 2021. Self-care is more important than ever, and if that doesn’t include writing at this time, we still want to cheer you on and support you. We’ve always emphasized how important community is to this program, and we welcome you to participate in the fun on the hashtag, even if the words aren’t flowing at this time.
With all that said, here are the 2020 Pitch Wars dates!
June 22 – Mentor Applications Open
July 8 – Mentor Applications Close
August 10 – Mentors Announced
September 12-26 – Mentor Wishlists Posted
September 27-29 – Submissions Open
November 7 – Mentees Announced
February 10-15 – Agent Showcase
If you are interested in applying to be a mentor, you can sign up to receive a reminder email when applications open by filling out the form here.
If you are looking for #pitmad dates (remember: Pitch Wars is an annual mentoring program, #pitmad is a quarterly twitter pitch party; they are separate things), those can be found on the #pitmad home page.
I’m so excited for this coming Pitch Wars year, thank you for being a part of this community!
<3 Sonia Hartl