Several online writing contests are scheduled this summer, and a few of them offer the possibility to “pitch” agents and editors on Twitter, with a 140-character tweet presenting your completed manuscript. Yesterday it was #PitchMas, organised by Jessa Russo (@JessaRusso) and Tamara Mataya (@FeakySnucker). Unless I’m mistaken, the next scheduled Twitter Pitch session will be #PitchMadness, organised by Brenda Drake (@brendadrake) in September.
As I was browsing pitches yesterday, I noticed a trend with Fantasy writers: many of them openly said they had trouble summing up their 100k novel in 140 characters. And who can blame them? It IS very hard!
So here is my recipe for a successful Twitter pitch. Ready?
1 – Inciting Incident
2 – Main Character
3 – Plot
4 – Stakes
If you can fit it in:
5 – Genre
6 – Voice
You can check out examples of successfull pitches here: Carissa Taylor – March #PitMad Requested Pitches
Is it hard? Yes. It is doable? Yes! Yesterday during PitchMas, our very own Jessy Montgomery and Rachel Horwitz got requests!
So tell us: do you struggle with Twitter pitches? Did you get requests yesterday on Twitter? Make sure to leave us a comment or your questions below!