Friday 29 May 2015

PITCH MADNESS #Writing #Contest #Competition


What is Pitch Wars? Is it another contest? Oh, no, it’s so much better. Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors also critique the writer’s pitch to get it ready for the agent round. Writers send applications (query and first chapter of manuscript) to the four mentors that best fit their work. The mentors then read all their applications and choose the writer they want to mentor for the next two months. Then we hold an agent round with over a dozen agents making requests. Look for my upcoming blog post for more information coming in July, 2015.

2015 Pitch Wars submission window will open August 17. We’ll announce the mentors’ picks on September 2, and the agent round is November 3-4.

Contest Schedule 

February 20: Pitch Madness submission window opens

February 20 – March 1: Pitch Madness Slush Readers sort the entries

March 2: Pitch Madness Draft – Hosts pick their top entries

March 3 – 4: Agent Round

March 11: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party 8AM – 8PM EDT

May 20: Rafflecopter opens for submission into The Writer’s Voice lottery to advance to the coach picking round.

June 4: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party 8AM – 8PM EDT

June 23: The Writer’s Voice agent round

August 17: Writers submit applications to mentors for Pitch Wars

August 17 – September 1: Pitch Wars mentors review applications and choose a writer to mentor.

September 2: Pitch War mentees are announced.

September 2 – October 31: Mentors work with their team.

September 10: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party 8AM – 8PM EDT

November 3 – 5: Agent round for Pitch Wars

December 4: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party 8AM – 8PM EST

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