Pitch Contest Calendar

Below is a list of pitch contests taking place throughout the year. Be sure to check each of the contest websites for more details on how to enter.




December 31st, 2018 – January 31st, 2019: #WriteMentor (*Note: This is a mentoring program with a fee that’s targeted to pre-agented or pre-published writer of YA/MG fiction of any genre)

January 15th#IWSGPit

January 21st – March 10th: Speed Dating for Critique Partners (paid event hosted by Savvy Authors)

January 30th#SFFpit



February 1st – 28th: The Book Doctor’s NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza

February 8th – 10th: WriteOnCon (paid online event for writers and illustrators of children’s literature)

February 13th – 15th: SavvyAuthors’ Sweetheart Pitchfest

February 14th#KissPitch

February 21st: #PBpitch

February 27th: #FaithPitch



March 7th: #PitMad

March 1st – 5th: #AMM (Author Mentor Match) applications open (*Note: This isn’t a pitch contest to agents/editors, but a mentorship opportunity.)



April 6th: #RevPit

April 23rd: #DVpit for Children’s & Teen Fiction/Nonfiction

April 24th: #DVpit for Adult Fiction/Nonfiction



May 4th: #Write4life (fundraising event)

May 8th – 10th: Sourcebooks OwnVoices / Diverse Romance Pitchfest at Savvy Authors

May 13th – 17th: Pass or Pages (hosted by Operation Awesome)



June 6th: #PitMad

June 19th: #FaithPitch



July 8th – 12th: Pass or Pages (hosted by Operation Awesome)



August 23rd – 25th: Pitch Slam at Writer’s Digest’s Annual Conference (*Note: This is a paid, in-person event.)



September 5th: #PitMad

September 9th – 13th: Pass or Pages (hosted by Operation Awesome)

September 25th: Pitch Wars Mentee Submission Window Opens






November 3rd: Pitch Wars Mentees Announced

November 20th: #FaithPitch



December 5th: #PitMad



Contests with Unannounced Dates:


Discontinued Contests:


Twitter Hashtags to Keep an Eye on: 

#PitMad // #DVPit // #PitchMadness // #PitchWars // #WriteOnCon // #PitchFest // #SFFPit // #QueryKombat // #NewAgent // #PitchCB // #pit2pub // #PitchToPub // #pg70pit // #RevPit


For more writing events, visit Free Writing Events. They have an extensive calendar of upcoming writing events (not strictly pitching opportunities). 



Are you hosting an online pitch event that isn’t listed above?

Send Meg a message to let her know!