Introducing #KidPit!

Hi, writers! I would like to introduce you all to #AdPit (Adult Pitch)’s little sister event, #KidPit (Kid Pitch).

I’ll just get straight down to it.

Kid Pitch or as it will be known on Twitter #KidPit is a twitter pitch party, just like #AdPit except this time NO ADULT audience manuscripts will be allowed. That’s right! This event is just for you wonderful writers of manuscripts for children. It’s the same thing pretty much, and as long as your manuscript follows the rules below, I hope you’ll come join us. As always, I’m answering any questions you may have, so just leave me a comment below, or feel free to mention it to me on twitter.

 

Here are ALL THE THINGS!

 

  1. #KidPIt is for COMPLETE AND POLISHED MANUSCRIPTS ONLY. (if you aren’t ready to send it out to an agent or an editor by the date of the contest, it is NOT eligible – please do NOT pitch it.)
  2. As it’s name suggests, #KidPit is for manuscripts whose target audience is KIDS.
    1. Within your tweet pitch, you should tag it either #BB (Board Book), #PB (Picture Book), #ER (Early Reader), #CB (Chapter Book), #MG (Middle Grade), and/or #YA (Young Adult).
    2. Also, include genre if it is not completely obvious from the tweet pitch. Such as #SFF (Sci-fi/Fantasy), #ROM (Romance), #FTR (Fairy tale retelling), #MYS (Mystery), #TT (Time Travel) and so on.
  3. Mark your calendars. #KidPit will an all day long event on May 27th, 2015. It will start at 8:00 a.m. EST (New York time) and go through 8:00 p.m. EST.
  4. A “tweet pitch” constitutes one tweet is one pitch. So that gives you 140 characters to pitch your manuscript in, plus the hashtag #KidPit and age and genre if you can fit it all. See sample tweet pitch below.
    1. Sample tweet pitch – Found-1 weird charm that lands 12yo Chance in deep trouble in Ancient Egypt fighting aliens from across the expanse of time. #KidPit #MG #TT
    2. Please ONLY pitch TWICE an hour at the most. The timeline moves quickly, so to allow everyone’s pitches equal chances at getting seen by participating agents and editors.
  5. ANY and EVERY GENRE is welcome. If you’ve written it for kids, then it’s eligible.
  6. DO NOT star or ‘favorite’ any tweet pitches that day UNLESS you are an agent or an editor. Leaving the ‘favoriting’ to the industry professionals.
  7. As this is an OPEN INVITATION twitter pitch party, I will not have a list of participating agents and editors. I do know that some are coming, and as word spreads on the day of the contest, more and more will join us.

That’s it! I do hope you’ll join me for Kid Pitch (#KidPit) on May 27th, 2015 from 8:00 to 8:00 EST. If you have any questions feel free to ask below in the comments or look me up on Twitter @hrnorrod

Advertisements

33 thoughts on “Introducing #KidPit!

  1. When you say 2 times an hr do you mean the same tweet or are we supposed to revise each time? Sorry, I’m a newbie and am not sure of the protocol 🙂

    1. Twitter doesn’t let you send exact tweets back to back. It lists you as a spam bot. It is a good idea to have two to four different pitches and alternate them. I hope that helps and if you have any other questions, feel free to give me a shout.

  2. Wow – what a great idea!- thanks for moderating this. I am not sure we would be eligible – we are a small toy and book brand that self publishes but would love to get involved with a publishing house willing to take us on. We have 3 self published novels out with more coming. Would we qualify for the next #KidPit? Thanks !

    1. Sure! I’ve been posting tips on my twitter for the last couple of days, so make sure you check those out. To get started all you need to do is write a tweet to pitch your novel (you have six tweets per manuscript the day of) and post them on #KidPit on Friday. Agents and Acquiring Editors will be patrolling the hashtag and ‘favoriting’ pitches that they would like to see more of. If you receive a ‘favorite’ click on the agent or editor’s bio and see what they want you to send. They’ll post a tweet saying what they want to see in their inbox when they ‘favorite’ a tweet.

    2. I just saw your tweet and am wondering if there is another KidPit coming up soon. I participated in the April 1 pitch and would like to do it again if there’s one coming up.

  3. Are we into 2016 here?…the deadline is April I for #KIDPIT but the comments are 2015..OK I am not into the blog world but thought I would give it a try if this is a go this year.

  4. Quick question: if two agents from the same agency like separate tweets pitching the same novel, should the writer send pages to both agents? The general rule is that the writer should not submit to two agents at the same agency at the same time.Thoughts? Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s