SavvyAuthors Blog: How to Write a Twitter Pitch

An inside look at Twitter writing contests and how to make your pitch stand out.

If you’re a writer with a completed manuscript in search of representation, chances are you’ve entered (or at least heard of) Twitter pitch contests.

As my Corvisiero Literary Agency colleague, Kaitlyn Johnson, said in her Writer’s Digest article, The Benefits of Participating in Writing Contests on Twitter: “online writing contests have exploded in popularity,” which is so undeniably true.

Here are just a few of the many hashtags for these contests:

  • #70Pit7
  • #AdPit/#KidPit
  • #NoQS
  • #P2P17
  • #PBPitch
  • #PitchWars
  • #PitMad
  • #QueryKombat
  • #RevPit
  • #SFFpit
  • #SonofaPitch
  • #TeenPit

For those of you who have yet to be immersed in the writing community on Twitter, these pitching events provide writers with an opportunity to showcase their completed/polished manuscripts to literary agents and/or editors—depending on the contest. While not all agents and editors elect to participate in these contests, there are many who do.

 

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