Saturday, July 6, 2013


SUNDAY 7/7/13 - MONDAY 7/8/13

For PitchMAS in JULY, we will be accepting your 35-word pitch submissions VIA EMAIL ONLY.

 The submission window will be open from Sunday 7/7/13 at 9:00amPST until Monday 7/8 at 6:00pmPST

We will delete any submissions received before or after that submission window. 
Submission emails MUST look like this:

Email subject line: 
PitchMAS Blog Pitch Submission

Body of email:
Name: Jessa Russo
Category/Genre: YA/Fantasy, Fairytale Redux
Word Count: 70,000
Pitch: Things not on Holland Briggs' senior year plan: burning her ex's house down, poisoning her ex-best friend, or turning into the Beast from fairytale lore. But that's exactly what happens.

Please email your 35-word or less BLOG PITCHES to this email address: 

  • PitchMAS submission window opens at 9:00am pacific time, Sunday, July 7th. Submissions received before that time will be deleted. 
  • PitchMAS submission window closes at 6:00pm pacific time, Monday, July 8th. Submissions received after that time will be deleted.
  • Your email MUST be formatted exactly like the example above. Submissions that are not formatted correctly will instantly be disqualified. You will NOT be notified if you are disqualified. 
  • PitchMAS is for completed manuscripts only. The only works we are closed to at this time are poetry, graphic novels and short stories/anthologies. 
  • You are welcome to pitch more than one manuscript, but each must be in its own submission email. 
  • We will read through all submissions and post the TOP 50 right here on the blog on Thursday, July 11th. PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT on the pitches we post UNLESS you are an agent or editor. 
  • TWITTER PITCHES: If you do not get through to the top 50, and even if you do, please join us for the Twitter Pitch Party on Friday, July 12th. This will go on all day long, and agents/editors will respond to the pitches they want to request. Twitter pitch parties are a LOT of fun, but please don't get carried away. TWO PITCHES PER HOUR is plenty, and doesn't bog down the feed. Please respect 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

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. 

Jessa & Tamara 


  1. This is kind of a silly question, but do you want everything in brackets in the e-mail? Or was that just for the example?

    1. That was just for the example. Maybe I'll remove those. :-)

  2. I think we'll all understand anyway, but just in case: You have dates wrong in your bulleted list. :)

    1. Ha! What a doofus I am. Thank you! I fixed them!! :-)

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  4. Ok, this might be a silly question, but: do you want the words "Name" and "Title," etc or do you just want the info?

    1. Yes! We want the "name and title" etc too please.

  5. It is the top 50 pitches, not the first 50, correct? :)

  6. I emailed you but perhaps others are wondering. If you screw up, and send, then notice it, can you redo, resend? Please tell me you are not SOL. . .

    1. What kind of screw up was it? Meh, you caught me at a good cop moment. Redo and resend and mention in the email for us to delete the other one.

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