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 […]
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.
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The quick version is this: between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern, participating authors get 10 tweets for each complete-but-unpublished manuscript. […]
If you haven’t already heard, I’ll be returning as a mentor for Pitch Wars. It gets better: This year, I’m co-mentoring with Michael Mammay, my talented 2015 mentee who’s now represented by Lisa Rodgers of JABberwocky Literary Agency. He’s contributed this informative blog post with some advice on preparing for Pitch Wars. If you like it, you should follow […]
WRiTE CLUB, a community-driven writing contest hosted by D.L. Hammons, begins its six-week run on March 7th, 2016. Anyone can enter this competition, which matches up 500-word writing samples in head-to-head bouts until only one writer remains standing. The two best parts? Entrants write under a pen name, and the winners of each round are chosen by community […]