Last month was the ninth #SFFpit Twitter pitching event for sci-fi/fantasy authors seeking literary representation, hosted by myself and Michael Mammay. The first #SFFpit took place in June 2014, so this marks four years of the event. Having taken some time to examine the numbers and talk with Mike, I think it’s time to discuss […]
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.
The eighth #SFFpit event, in which authors with completed SF/F manuscripts pitch them to agents and editors on Twitter, took place on December 14th, 2017. Here, I’ll provide the usual breakdown of who showed up and a discussion of some trends. First, however, you should be aware that this event almost didn’t happen. My co-host […]
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 […]
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 […]