I took part in the Pitch Wars event on 6 December 2018.

This event takes place on Twitter on scheduled dates throughout the year and is for Unagented writers, editors and agents. Dates for 2019 are:

  • March 7, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • June 6, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • September 5, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • December 5, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EST)

Writers

The unagented writers must have completed, polished manuscripts. They can write up to three pitches per story. pitches must include the #PitMad tag. It should also have tags to show what genre the story is.

If their tweet is liked, they can submit to that editor or agent. Here are my pitches: 

*****

The Little Mermaid crossed with XMen in a British high school.  

Being a storm summoning mermaid gives a new meaning to ‘it’s complicated’. #YA #UF #PITMAD #Mermaid

This coming of age story has all the firsts as well as magic and shape shifting.

*****

She’s crushing on her BFF, rivalling with the swim team star and about to discover she’s a mermaid! With a magic meddling mum & an impending battle with the death crows,  she must gain control of her storm summoning powers before she kills! #YA #UF #PITMAD #Mermaid

*****

DAWSON’S CREEK X THE SECRET CIRCLE

In this ‘fishy tail’, Mariah’s love life is just the ‘spark’ of her problems!  ‬

‪Her storm summoning powers are connected to her emotions & if she can’t control them then the death crows will come for her soul!  ‬

‪#YA #UF #PITMAD #Mermaid ‬

*****

Editor/Agent

If they like a pitch, its a request. They should make their submission criteria clear. It is up to the writer whether they want to submit – they are under no obligation to do so.

Other Twitters

They can share or comment on your pitches to support you but must avoid temptation to like because.., see editor/agent above.

#PitMad

How did it go?
I didn’t get any requests which is a shame as that was my ultimate goal.
This time, I do feel better about my pitches but there is always room for improvement.  I managed to spread my tweets out over the course of the event. I also enjoyed discovering lots of new Twitter writers to follow who write in the same genre as me.
 
Have you given #PitMad a go or are you thinking about it?
 
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