Join us for Pitch Wars LIVE, #AskMentor chats, and spend a Day in the Life of our mentors as we get ready for Pitch Wars 2020
Have questions about Pitch Wars? Ready to get to know our 2020 mentors? Join us for live video chats and #AskMentor twitter chats leading up to the submission window.
The Pitch Wars chats are a great way to get your questions answered, get advice, and learn more about our mentors. Below is the full schedule for the Twitter #AskMentor events and our live video chats this year!
Keep an eye on our Twitter feed to find out which mentors will be participating in each one.
All times are Eastern. #AskMentor Twitter chats will last approximately one hour.
Friday, September 4, 2020, 7-9pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! YA Mentors
Sunday, September 6, 2020, noon – 2pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! Adult Mentors
Monday, September 7, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor MG
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor YA
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7-9pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! MG Mentors
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 4pm – #AskMentor Wildcard! (all mentors)
Sunday, September 13, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor YA
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 8-10pm Pitch Wars LIVE! YA Mentors
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor Adult Romance
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor MG
Friday, September 18, 2020, 8-10pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! Adult Mentors
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1-3pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! MG Mentors
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1-3pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! YA Mentors
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor Adult SFF
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7-9pm – Pitch Wars LIVE! Adult Mentors
Friday, September 25, 2020, 8pm – #AskMentor YA
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 4pm – #AskMentor Wildcard! (all mentors).
Twitter #AskMentor Chats
How does it work?
Make sure you are on twitter at the designated times. Tweet general questions with the #AskMentor hashtag, and our mentors will answer those questions by either replying to you or quote-tweeting you. They will also include the #AskMentor hashtag.
Can I ask a question to a specific mentor?
Yes, just make sure to @ that mentor and include the #AskMentor hashtag.
How do I follow the chat?
On twitter: type “#AskMentor” in the search bar and make sure to click on “Latest.”
On tweetdeck: add a column for “#AskMentor”
How does it work?
At or a couple minutes before the scheduled start, @PitchWars will stream to Sarah’s YouTube channel. We will also tweet out the direct link. Watching directly on YouTube will give the best results, but you can watch the video embedded on twitter.
How do I ask questions?
The best way to ask questions is on the YouTube livestream. Those questions will be seen by the host in real time. If you absolutely can’t do that, tweet questions to @PitchWars and our Twitter Captain will try to pass those along to the mentors participating in the video chat.
Do I have to be on twitter to participate?
Absolutely not. Simply go to Sarah’s YouTube channel at the designated time.
Can I view video chats I wasn’t able to catch live?
Yes! There is a YouTube playlist where all mentor video chats will be collected.
New! Pitch Wars Day in the Life
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Pitch Wars mentor? Well some of our mentors are going to give you a sneak peek!
Follow @PitchWars on instagram. Mentors will be taking over the account throughout the lead up to Pitch Wars to share what a day in their life is like. See how writers and publishing professionals make their days work!
Next up! #PWPoePrompts!
We are so excited to host #PWPoePrompts social challenge again this year! Originated by 2017 Pitch Wars mentee Adelle Yeung, this will be the third year of this social media challenge. It is completely optional and just-for-fun as a way for the community to connect with each other. This year, #PWPoePrompts will run during the reading and waiting period after the submission window closes and before mentees are announced (9/30 – 11/6).
We will share this year’s prompts later in September!