Pitch Madness is fast approaching, so get your pitches ready. The submission windows open on March 15. I’m still debating times and how many windows we’ll have. This post is to help you get your pitches ready and to post the schedule.
(For those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, it’s a contest to pitch agents for representation of your work.)
This contest is open to Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade works of fiction only. You must have a completed manuscript to enter.
How to format your entry …
Email subject line: Pitch Madness: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT
Name: Your name
Title: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT
Genre: Genre/category of your manuscript (ie. YA Fantasy)
Word Count: Word count (round to the nearest 1000th)
Pitch: 35word (max) logline.
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.
PITCHES MUST BE EMBEDDED IN THE EMAIL.
Check out this site to learn more about loglines: Writing Loglines That Sell
March 1: Submission windows announced.
March 8: Introducing the slush readers
March 12: Introducing the blog teams
March 13: Introducing the agents
March 15: Submission windows open
March 15-18: 1st round – slush readers
March 18-23: 2nd round – 60 winners chosen for the game
March 24: Rules of the Game
March 26-28: Pitch Madness Agent Games
March 28 @ noon: Agent bids released (all ties go to a sudden death round)
So come back for all the fun!