Friday, October 17, 2014

#PitchMAS: December 2014's dates have been SET!





More details coming soon! 



FRIDAY 12/5/14
*PITCH-HONING WORKSHOP*

(A blog post will go LIVE on 12/5, right here on the PitchMAS blog, where you will post your pitches in the COMMENT SECTION. Your peers will then hop around and critique/advise you on what works/doesn't work. Tamara and Jessa WILL NOT be participating in the workshop; this is for peer critique/help only.)


SUNDAY 12/7/14 - MONDAY 12/8/14
*SUBMISSION WINDOW*

For this event, we will be accepting your 35-word pitch submissions VIA EMAIL ONLY--email address will be posted when submission window OPENS. Submission window will be open from Sunday 12/7/14 at 9:00amPST until Monday 12/8/14 at 6:00pmPST
We will delete any submissions received before or after that submission window, and it is up to you to figure out your own time zone differences.


THURSDAY 12/11/14
BLOG PITCH PARTY
{35 Words or Less}
The TOP 50 pitches will go live on the PitchMAS blog at MIDNIGHT on Thursday, 12/11/14. Agents and editors will have the entire day (as well as all day Friday!) to comment and make requests. 
Please do NOT comment if you are not an agent or editor. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE is if an agent/editor has asked a SPECIFIC question. Any other non-agent/editor responses or comments will be deleted. 


FRIDAY 12/12/14
TWITTER PITCH PARTY

{140 Characters or Less}
All day long on Friday, 12/12/14, we will have our PitchMAS Twitter Party! Agents and editors will follow the hashtag #PitchMAS, reading your awesome pitches. ANYONE can participate, even if you didn't make it into the 50 selected blog pitches. However, your manuscript MUST BE COMPLETED and POLISHED. 
Twitter pitches MUST BE 140 Characters or Less and HAVE TO include the hashtag. Don't make the agents and editors work by breaking your pitch into more than one tweet. That will just annoy them and your fellow pitchers. We also advise against making them click a link to get to your pitch. Guess what? They won't.  
Please keep your Twitter pitching to no more than TWO PITCHES PER HOUR. Do not fill up the feed with your pitch over and over again. This will annoy the agents and editors involved, as well as ruining it for everyone else and people WILL remember you for it. 


Follow along with the hashtag: #PitchMAS


Participating agents and editors will be announced soon! 

In the meantime, 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

We've posted a few #PitchMAS success stories (more to come!) here on the blog as well, so if you're curious, click HERE to view them! 

24 comments:

  1. Yay! December 11 is my BDay so what better way to spend it besides praying I make the Pitchmas cut to double celebrate! (I'll use any excuse for extra cake.)

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  2. New here....so we submit pitches via Twitter only?

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    1. No, there are two pitching events. One via email (35-word blog pitches) and one via Twitter. Good luck!

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    2. Thanks Jessa.
      What email address do we pitch to?
      Thanks

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    3. Hopefully you've found this info, but in case you haven't, the email address is pitchMAS@gmail.com

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  3. What's the email address for the pitch?
    Thanks

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    1. The email address will be posted on submission day.

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  4. Is this open to all age groups/genres?

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  5. Are you going to have another PitchMas next summer?

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    1. We sure plan on it, but December is our main event, and we just never know when life will happen and keep us from hosting.

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    2. Okay, thank you. I wrote a rough draft for NaNoWriMo so it is nowhere near anything I would be comfortable submitting to anyone. I'll keep working on it and hold it for the next PitchMas. Thanks again!

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  6. Can we submit more than one pitch?

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    1. You can only send one pitch per manuscript for the blog submissions, but for the Twitter event, you can vary the pitches.

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  8. Hi. Are authors allowed to included any other info with our pitch (title, genre, and/or word count) or is that included in our 35-word limit?

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    1. This information is included above your 35 word pitch, like in the example we posted.

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  9. How many entries are we allowed? thanks!

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    1. As many as you'd like, but only ONE pitch PER manuscript. :-) As far as Twitter pitching goes, you're welcome to vary your pitches there.

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  10. Hi - Can we submit pitches for two projects? I.e. use the two pitches an hour to each promote a different novel? Can we submit two pitches for critiquing on the 5th?

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    1. Yes and yes (sorry for the delay in my response)

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  11. Hoping for answers to questions above too. Is this comment box where to post pitches for critiquing on the 5th? And by email on the 7th?

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  12. When is the Twitter pitching session on Friday? And what timezone?

    Thanks!

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  13. Hello,

    Regarding the December 12th PitchMas party, what time does it start and end? I don't want to pitch too early or too late. Thank you so much.

    Regards,

    Rachel

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