Son of a Pitch!

Son of a Pitch!

QFT is helping host a pitch contest! This is an excellent way to get your work noticed by a large group of professional writers, agents, and editors. If you’re a writer querying a novel or close to being ready, check out the details below!
soap-FINAL These instructions are cross-posted from the host, the lovely Katie Teller, at her blog. We’ll keep you updated as new information becomes available, and we hope to see you then!

 

Are you ready for the details for Son of a Pitch? It’s less that a month until the first round, so it’s time for me to give you the break down. But before I begin, for your information, here are the agents and the list of publishers involved. You will also find short blurbs on all of them by checking my archives. I have posted about one each Wednesday.

 

Now, on with the show!

 

Formatting:
Title: (Name of Manuscript)
Age and Genre: (YA/NA/Adult then Genre)
Word Count: (to the nearest thousand)

 

Query:
Insert query here. No bio please.
First 250 Words:
I don’t care if this is from a prologue or chapter one. That’s up to you.

 

Week 1 starts Feb 15, 2016:
A chance to refine your query and first 250 words. Post this on your blog then post a link in the comments of a post I will put up on my blog the week of Feb 15. Please leave feedback on a minimum of three other queries and first 250.

 

Week 2 starts Feb 22, 2016:
This week, published authors will give you feedback. The Son of a Pitch team, who are all published, will post your emailed in queries and 250 words on their blogs. Please use the formatting above and email to:
sonofapitchcomp@yahoo.com.au

 

Incorrectly formatted emails will be kicked off the island. The team will vote for their favorites to go onto the final round. They will cast five votes each, anywhere they want, and the top 20 will go onto the next round. Feel free to coax judges your direction however you want! But please, only you and the judges can comment on your entry, or the comments can get confusing for tallying votes at the end. Votes will close on Thursday 11:59 p.m. MST. To stalk the hosts/voting authors, click Here.

 

The first fifty entries will go into this round. So get your clickers ready to email at precisely 10 a.m. MST on Friday Feb 19th.
But don’t be discouraged! You will get good feedback to help you even if you don’t make the top twenty. So please go and query elsewhere afterward, and let us know your success story so it can be shared on the blog.

 

Week 3 starts Feb 29, 2016:
We have a fantastic line up of editors, publishers, and agents. They’ll swing by the final contestants to try to bribe you into subbing to them. The final Twenty will post right here on this blog, where agents/editors will come and make requests for you. If you make the top twenty, you will be emailed on Friday 26th, and all updated entries sent to the email address by Saturday 27th 11:59 p.m. MST. If you don’t make the deadline, the next highest voted entry will be emailed, and will have 24 hrs to get the entry into the inbox.

Feel free to email any requests made whenever you feel like it, but note that the agents/editors are allowed to give feedback on your entry. Also, make sure to include that your query to them is from the comp by putting Son of a Pitch Request in the title.

 
Twitter Pitch: Mar 7, 2016:
And finally, we’ll have a free-for-all twitter pitching opp under the hashtag #sonofapitch
Rules: Makes sure to include #sonofapitch and your genre/age category with the tweet. You can tweet any number of manuscripts, but only once every hour each.
It will open all day, but since I’m in Arizona, I won’t be monitoring the earlier stages since that’s like 5 in the morning here.
So, have fun, inklings. This is a party!

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