Have You Heard About #Pitmatch?

Is your manuscript polished? Are you ready to query agents or currently querying them? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be interested in a new Twitter pitching opportunity in February. #pitmatch

You’ve seen Twitter pitch parties before, right? That’s when you have to come up with a 140-character pitch about your novel in hopes of hooking an agent who will request your manuscript. Each pitch party has its own rules, so don’t assume you know them.

In this case, I’m talking about #pitmatch. This is similar to #pitmad but much better.

Here’s how this will work. February 11, you can post ONE pitch between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST. That’s different than other pitch parties. Make sure you stick to the ONE PITCH PER MANUSCRIPT RULE.

All categories and genres are welcome, but they must be identified in your pitch. For example, #A = adult, #YA = young adult, #CR = contemporary romance, #RS = romantic suspense, #HOR = horror. You can find a complete list here: http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/. NOTE: While #pitmad and #pitmatch use the same category/genre/subgenre hashtags, they don’t have the same rules, so don’t follow the #pitmad rules when entering #pitmatch.

One element that makes #pitmatch different is that three teams of literary cupids—an author team, an agent team, and an editor team—who will work to find connections between authors, agents, and editors who accept direct submissions. Why? Because we’re trying to help agents and editors connect with great manuscripts, and we realize the #pitmad hashtag can get flooded, making it hard to follow. So we’re going to do the searching/matching work for the publishing industry experts in hopes they’ll request more material and fall in love with more manuscripts from our pitch party.

For more details, keep an eye on Brenda Drake’s blog: http://www.brenda-drake.com.

Lynnette Labelle
2015 Daphne du Maurier Finalist
2015 Molly Winner

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