All of this information will be posted again tomorrow morning, but we're answering a lot of questions on Twitter, so we figured we'd post some info here.
Also, some of you might want to have pitch feedback from your peers--and the workshop post is FULL of comments--so go ahead and post them here for some PEER feedback!
Twitter Party Details (READ THESE PLEASE):
- I've decided to set a time because the "all day" was causing A LOT of questions. We go live at 5:00 AM pacific time on 12/12/14, 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.
- NEVER NEVER NEVER pitch directly to an agent or editor UNLESS THEY HAVE ASKED.
Please follow this simple rule . . . at all times, not just during pitch events.
- If you did not get through to the Top 55, and even if you did, please join us for the Twitter Pitch Party! ANYONE can participate!
- BUT, 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 a bare-bones idea/concept or a half-written manuscript. No one will sign that, and they'll just be disappointed when they request pages that don't exist. This makes us sad.
- 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. Don't make them follow a link. Just, NO. (That will just annoy them, irritate your fellow pitchers, and ensure that your pitch gets lost among the others.)
*On this note, we highly suggest avoiding anything that may appear gimmicky
(like artwork and images).
- Please keep your Twitter pitching to no more than TWO PITCHES 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 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 following 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