Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Twitter Pitch Party Day, you beautiful pitchers, you!

*IT'S TWITTER PITCH PARTY TIME*
*Belted out to the tune of 'peanut butter jelly time.' Now that's stuck in your head. You're welcome.*


WOOHOOO! It's time! It's time! 


--->We go live at 5am pacific time on 7/12/13, and the pitching will continue all day long. The agents/editors will respond to the pitches they want to request. IF an agent or editor does not respond, but favorites your pitch instead, please view their feed to see if they've mentioned what they want from starred pitches, OR ASK ONE OF US FOR HELP.

--->If you did not get through to the top 56, and even if you did, please join us for the Twitter Pitch Party!
ANYONE can participate!

--->BUT (yes, there's a but, not butt--sorry), your manuscript MUST BE COMPLETED AND POLISHED.

Did you read that? Go back and read it again. I'll wait. *whistles*

Completed and polished. Please, please, please do not pitch an idea or a half-written manuscript.

--->Twitter pitches MUST BE 140 Characters or Less, and they HAVE TO INCLUDE THE HASHTAG. Don't make the agents and editors work to read what you're pitching because you've broken your pitch into more than one tweet. That will just annoy them, irritate your fellow pitchers, and ensure that your pitch gets lost among the others.

--->Please keep your Twitter pitching to no more than TWO PER HOUR, per manuscript. Do not fill up the feed with your pitch over and over again. This, too, will annoy the agents and editors involved, as well as ruining it for everyone else--which I know you don't really want to do, do you? (Plus, people WILL remember you for it.)

Twitter pitch parties are a LOT of fun--trust us, we've both done many as both hosts and pitchers--but please don't get carried away. TWO PITCHES PER HOUR is plenty, and doesn't bog down the feed.

Please respect us, the agents and editors participating, and your fellow writers by respecting these rules.

You are welcome to pitch more than one manuscript, but please only pitch EACH manuscript no more than TWICE per hour.

Follow along with the hashtag: #PitchMAS

Make sure you follow all of our blogs, and following us on Twitter probably wouldn't hurt either. (We often post the same #PitchMAS related info, but you never know when only one of us will tweet something important.)

#PitchMAS

Tamara

Jessa

For the list of awesome participating agents and editors, please go HERE.

PLEASE ask any and all questions in the comments below! One of us will respond as soon as we can.

XO,
Jessa & Tamara

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I do now have Peanut Butter Jelly Time in my head. Thanks. :P

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  2. So anyone can pitch today on Twitter, whether they did the previous party or not?

    When does it end, on Twitter? I just see the beginning time.

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    1. YES! Anyone can pitch, as long as the manuscript is completed and polished!

      There's no official end time--we'll just try to keep an eye on whether or not agents and editors are in the feed and keep you posted. :-)

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  3. Sorry for bogging you party down. There were several blogspots that were touting rules and the one that I read was obviously not the correct one. I will delete some of the offending tweets and obey the rules you have. Thanks for letting me know, I had no idea.
    Cindy.@whoscindylou

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  4. Is it too late to participate? Thanks.

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  5. Is it too late to participate? Thanks.

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