Introducing a NEW twitter pitch contest for writers – – ADULT PITCH!!! *Throws Confetti*
What is Adult Pitch (or#AdPit)?
It is a brand new twitter pitch contest open for all authors of Adult or New Adult fiction and nonfiction. –Sorry but no picture books through young adult will be accepted.
If you’ve ever done #pitmad or #pitchmas and the like, then this is the same thing. In the vein of #pitchsqueak (which is for picture books), #AdPit is for adult works.
New to twitter pitches? Then you are probably asking what the heck is a pitch –
A twitter pitch constitutes one (1) 140 character tweet on twitter, plus the hashtag #AdPit.
If possible and it isn’t clear from the pitch, then add the genre.
An Example – Min must choose between her fellow humans and the vampires holding her captive even as those she loves dies. #AdPit Horror
■ Only pitch completed and edited manuscripts. If you aren’t ready to send out the whole manuscript right now, then you aren’t ready to pitch it.
■ Only pitch once an hour. This helps ease the congestion on the #hashtag the day of #AdPit.
■ If you are pitching more than one manuscript, stagger it out over the hour. Please don’t dump six different pitches at the top of every hour.
■ Remember to leave the favoriting to the participating agents and editors. If you like someone else’s pitch please either retweet it or @ the author directly.
■ If you receive a favorite from an agent or editor, scroll back through the feed and see what they want to have submitted, or simply follow the submission guidelines on their websites.
WHEN: October 16th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. EST (New York time)
If you have questions, I’ll be checking comments.
Also, I have started a thread at CPSeek.com for help with your twitter pitches prior to the pitch day.
Thanks so much!