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 […]
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.
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 […]
The fourth #SFFpit Twitter pitching event for sci-fi and fantasy authors was a doozy. It happened last Thursday, December 10th. For this event we’d followed the lead of Brenda Drake’s Pitmad, and altered the guidelines for pitching authors. Everyone got 10 tweets (total) to use as they would during the 10-hour window. And we asked […]
I’m hosting two Twitter events this week for aspiring science fiction and fantasy authors. Thursday: #SFFpit, with Rule Changes The #SFFpit Twitter pitching event for sci-fi and fantasy authors returns this Thursday. We’ve followed the lead of Brenda Drake’s #PitMad, and made some adjustments to the pitching rules. Mainly, we’re asking authors to limit their participation to 10 tweets […]
Well, I said I wouldn’t do it, but who was I kidding? I couldn’t resist the urge to dig into the numbers of Pitch Wars 2015. After all, we had a record year: 1,591 submissions for 101 mentors. It means that we mentors have a lot of reading to do, and some difficult decisions to […]