I recently had the chance to participate in the Twitter pitch party, #pit2pub. What is a pitch party? Well, it’s kind of like speed dating for authors. In 140 characters or less, you pitch your books to editors and some agents who are stalking the feed. If you get a like, it’s an offer to submit.
Blown away does not even begin to touch my reaction to this pitch party. I pitched three manuscripts at the rate of two pitches per hour for most of the day. Over the course of the party, I received eleven requests for my manuscripts. ELEVEN!! Since then, I have been frantically filling those requests. Every editor is different, with different wants, submission guidelines, etc. So that little pitch party meant a lot of work afterward!
If you are wondering if Twitter is worth it, let me emphasize that NONE of these opportunities would exist for me without this pitch party. Honing your pitch to a razor-sharp edge is so important. Questions about pitch writing? Drop me a comment below.