I know of nine parties on twitter to pitch your novel to literary agents and three author mentoring programs, throughout the year. In this post you’ll find links to every pitch party website, a twitter mentoring event, a pre-party checklist and parties listed by calendar month.
But First… Are You Ready to Query? Have you edited your MS for every aspect that every writing craft resource you’ve read or viewed mentioned? For every aspect of character, setting and external plot you’ve considered or developed as you write? Have you received feedback from critical readers focused on improving the quality of your MS (not on complimenting you, or holding back for fear of hurting your feelings)? Then edited, then possibly sought more critical reader feedback and edited again? Deciding when you’ve finished editing is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make as a writer. For tips to help you judge, see this post. Also, talk to your beta readers, critique partners and or editors, as their (much fresher) eyes can help you make the call. Is Your Pitch Ready? Have you read advice on how to craft a tweet pitch? For my best advice, see this post. And have you received feedback on your pitch to inform revisions? To get your Pre-Pitch Party Checklist, subscribe to my newsletter.
Which Pitch Party is for Me?
More Pitch Party Details: for exact (and current dates), participation rules, which hashtags to use etc, click on the website of the party you’d like to know more about above. There are also parties for critiquing tweet pitches, but they don’t run before every party, such as #Mockpit (hosted by @KyraMNelson) and #Pracpit. #WMPitch has its own pitch feedback party #PeerPitch, while #DVPit’s feedback party is #PreDVPit.
Pitch Parties By Calendar Month
*All dates on this post are based on 2020 dates as of September 14th, but many events will run during the same month in 2021*
Writer Mentoring Events
There are three mentoring programs which involve matching writers with mentors, who will provide manuscript editing notes and help writers hone manuscript for submission, #Pitchwars mentors also helping with query package edits. For #AuthorMentorMatch and #Pitchwars the mentors are authors, for #Revpit they are editors.