Mina Vaughn is holding a panel at the RT 2014 convention about pitching called Pitchslap. Pitchslap will be a workshop on how to make your pitch tight, dynamic and ready for industry professionals. On her panel will be agents (Louise Fury and Laura Bradford), editors (my editor Micki Nuding from Simon and Schuster and Monique Patterson from St. Martin’s Press) and me. Yes I am totally star-struck and terrified.
So, we thought we’d combine our pitchy powers and create a contest in preparation for our RT panel!
Any unagented writer with a YA/NA/A romance (or strong romantic elements) manuscript is invited to pitch. On May 5 (Cinco de Mayo, baby!), from 8 am EST to 8 pm EST, we will invite you to pitch your manuscript at the hashtag #RTslap. Both Brenda and I will pick a favorite, and the winners will receive the following prizes:
Your pitch will be used as an EXAMPLE at our panel. This is a national conference with thousands of attendees, so that’s a big honor!
A copy of How to Discipline Your Vampire by Mina Vaughn and a pre-order of How to Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn.
Our agents, Jessica Sinsheimer and Peter Knapp have kindly offered a query critique to the winners!
Lastly, there will be agents and editors trolling the #RTslap feed all day, so best of luck to you all!