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Pitch Madness 2016 Mario Kart Edition . . . Submission Form!

Thursday, 25 February 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman


 Pitch Madness 2016 MARIO KART Edition!

The submission window is now open!

To submit your MS pitch into the contest, enter your information in the form below.

What is Pitch Madness?

It’s a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. (See who they are here.)

The submission window is open from NOW and until 11:59PM EST on February 26th. You should have plenty of time to get your submissions in. Make sure to perfect your entry. If you make an error, you may not resend. What do you need to enter? A 35-word (max) pitch and the first 250 words of your finished manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence.

There will be 60 finalists moving onto the agent round. Pitch Madness will accept Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult (never before published) fiction only, novel length (no novellas) completed and polished manuscripts only. All genres (i.e. fantasy, contemporary, sci-fi, and so on) are welcome to enter. This time around we will not accept non-fiction. Only one entry per writer.

Pitch Madness will be on four blogs:

Rainbow Road Team on Summer Heacock’s site

Bowser’s Castle Team on Rebecca Coffindaffer’s site

Moo Moo Meadows Team on Sharon Johnston’s site

Yoshi Falls Team on Brenda Drake’s site

Each blog host will have a co-host helping them choose their top 15 entries. We’ll have a team of first readers who will check for formatting, grammar, and content and put their top picks through to the hosts.

This year’s first round readers can be found here.

All the twitter fun will happen on the hashtag #PitchMadness!


THE SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. Good luck to all those who entered! We’ll be announcing the winners either March 6, 7, or 8 during the team drafts. We’ll let you know as soon as we have a concrete date.

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