Ok, all you tweeters. Circle Thursday, September 8, on your calendar. That’s the next #PitMad event, a chance for you to pitch your book to agents (and sometimes, editors) over Twitter, all in 140 characters or less!
Over the course of twelve hours, authors make their best pitches and agents respond, either by tweeting themselves or through direct messaging. Created by Brenda Drake, this online event has grown exponentially. It’s so popular, in fact, there are some new ground rules this time around:
So our new rule is that you may only tweet three (3) pitches (they can be different pitches or the same pitch) per project for the day. You may pitch more than one project. I suggest every four hours or so tweet a different pitch. Or tweet during breakfast, lunch, and dinner breaks.
The pitch must include the hashtag #PitMad and the category (#YA, #MG, #A, #NA, #PB etc.) in the tweet. The â€œ#â€ is important to include. It will sort the categories to make it easier for the agents/publishers.
Here’s an example of a #PitMad tweet, from author Anthony Awtrey:
When an immortal water spirit catches the attention of a hired killer, her best friend must save her. #pitmad #SFF
Keep in mind, of course, that #PitMad is public. While most agents and editors have nothing but good intentions, there are cautionary tales out there, so be sure to vet anyone who contacts youâ€”and there’s no obligation to send your manuscript just because someone asks for it.
For full #PitMad information and requirements, click here.
The event runs 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EDT on Thursday, September 8. Good luck!