#PitMad: One for the writers

Brace yourselves, #PitMad is coming. I mentioned this a few months back right before the last #PitMad pitch-event. I got an overwhelming barrage of “I wish I knew about this sooner,” tweets.

So, here we are. A month before the next #PitMad pitch-war, I’m giving y’all a heads up. The next one’s on the 8th of September.

For them that-wot-haven’t heard of #PitMad, it’s a quarterly event on Twitter where you get to pitch your completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts to agents and editors.

There are regular events like this from other groups on Twitter. But #PitMad is where it’s at. It’s well run and focussed so editors and agents can be a part of this event, instead of being spam-bombed by well-meaning folks trying to emulate #PitMad.

I’m not saying you should ignore other pitch parties, but man, #PitMad is, well, mad.

The awesome thing about #PitMad is you don’t need to be established at all on Twitter to join in. A complete profile helps, but it’s bad etiquette to like and retweet pitches using the hashtag as it clutters the tweet responses. That makes it harder for editors and agents to navigate what they’re looking at and what they’ve already responded too. So yeah, a complete profile helps, but having a following of 0 makes no difference during #PitMad.

So, do you have a work you want to pitch? Go and read the entire #PitMad page on Pitch Wars (link: pitchwars.org/pitmad ). There are rules, guidelines and additional hashtags you’ll need on genres. If you’re going to join in, make your pitch the best-darned pitch you can. If you don’t prepare your tweets, your wasting your time, their time and an opportunity to get published.

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23 thoughts on “#PitMad: One for the writers”

  1. Thank you for the heads up!! not sure I’m ready for it, but it does give me a focus point for next year!

    Side note, Silk Cords is correct, the big guy REALLY needs to stop skipping leg day. lol

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  2. I wish I had a manuscript ready so I could join the fray… this sounds interesting…

    So all I have to do, assuming I have a manuscript is pitch it on twitter using the hashtag? Cool.

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    1. That’s all you have to do. It is worth saying though, it’s a pitch to proper editors and publishers. Your 280 character long pitch needs retyping, editing and perfecting to stand out in the pitch-war, heh.

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    1. There’s a lot of pitches thrown about and it’s hard to stand out. When you’re a writer trying to get published though, you’ve gotta take every shot you can, aye.

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  3. I wanted to comment on your post re Tygpress but there are so many comments I couldn’t find anywhere to put mine so hope you don’t mind if I post it here for you to read. I googled Tygpress as suggested by you and thought you’d like to see the message I received: “Tygpress.com is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon…
    Tygpress.com was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical(sic) issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.” Carry on the good work! Best wishes, Andrea Neidle

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    1. Yep, there’s a lotta comments. Cheers, a few folks have noticed this. It’ll be back, and there will be others in the future. People closing their blogs over Tygpress was just… Sigh…

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