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 […]
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.
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 […]
I’m thrilled to return as a mentor in Pitch Wars 2016, and delighted to be co-mentoring with my 2016 mentee, Michael Mammay. He’s taken the initiative and written our mentor bio/wishlist for this year. Read on! Koboldt/Mammay Pitch Wars Wishlist Hi. Michael here. On behalf of Dan and myself, thanks for considering us as potential mentors for […]
The twice-annual Twitter pitching event for authors, agents, and editors of sci-fi/fantasy returns this Thursday, June 23rd. Please visit the main SFFpit page to review the event guidelines, age category / genre hashtags, etc. The quick version is this: between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern, participating authors get 10 tweets for each complete-but-unpublished manuscript. […]