As I write this, quiet battles are raging. Behind the cloak of secrecy, armed with desperate e-mails, Pitch Wars mentors who both fell in love with the same project are fighting to make it theirs. This is one of those rare reversals of power that happen in publishing, not unlike when multiple agents fight to […]
Articles on Pitching Contests
Here you'll find articles on pitching contests for aspiring authors, from one-day Twitter pitching events (#SFFpit and #PitMad) to longer-running, Brenda-Drake-style events like Pitch Madness and Pitch Wars.
There will no Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy post this week. Possibly next week as well. The main reason for this is that I’m reading entries for Pitch Wars. This is an annual contest founded by Brenda Drake that pairs experienced “mentors” (agented/published authors, editors, or literary agency assistants) with authors of completed manuscripts […]
If you write science fiction and/or fantasy, there are two events this week that you won’t want to miss. December 6th: #SFFchat with Harper Voyager Authors On Tuesday, you can chat about genre, writing, and publishing with a bunch of Harper Voyager authors. We’ll be on the #SFFchat hashtag at 3pm Eastern and again at […]
As you know, I’ve volunteered as a #PitchWars mentor this year. Some of the Adult SF/F mentors got together and decided to answer some fun questions. There are other mentors accepting adult SF/F, so please don’t take this as a comprehensive list. But here’s hoping that our answers to these questions will help you narrow […]
The 5th semi-annual #SFFpit Twitter pitching event took place on June 23rd, 2016. As always, I used the Twitter API to capture all of the pitches, which paint a picture of the current body of aspiring SF/F writers. Author Participation We had 556 participating authors this June, which is comparable to December’s turnout (578), but down 18% from last […]