#PitMad Pitch Critique

by Diana Sousa

#PitMad is quickly approaching (December 4), and since this year I won’t be participating I thought I could help instead – by critiquing your pitches!

#PitMad is a pitch party created by Brenda Drake where writers can tweet a 140 character pitch for their completed manuscripts. You should have different variations of your pitch so you can show different aspects of your book, and make it more interesting. And remember, don’t spam the feed! Once every hour should be enough for agents to read it.

Please remember that although I have some experience with contests of this sort and I’m a literary intern, I’m not actually a professional editor. A lot of great people can help you for a small fee if you want a professional critique, you can find many of them on the Twitter feed for the contest.

Here are two great posts about twitter pitches: one by Diana Urban, another by agent Carly Watters. Those and Brenda Drake’s page should give you an idea of what you should be aiming towards. Your pitch should have your age category and genre, plus the hashtag, all of it counts towards the 140 characters.

And now here’s the giveaway: I’ll be using Rafflecopter so it’s easier to organize everything, and I’ll be giving away 5 critiques (I might offer more if there’s a lot of requests)! This will run until the 30th of November, and then I’ll contact you and help you with your pitches.

Best of luck to everyone, and let’s hope you get a lot of requests!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

12 thoughts on “#PitMad Pitch Critique

  1. I’m curious – do you think adding #wndb is worth the 5 characters in a #PitMad tweet? I sometimes think, “We Need Diverse Books, just not *your* diverse book.”

    • Is that diversity an integral part of the plot? If so, I think you should include it. If it doesn’t affect the plot that much, perhaps not.

      (Unless you have those 5 characters to spare! We do need more diversity out there ;) )

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