Friday, October 4, 2013
It's Coming - Pitch Wars 2014!
Brenda Drake puts on some of the best contests ever. From Pitch Madness to Trick or Treat With An Agent, Brenda's got aspiring authors covered with year-round opportunities to get their work in front of powerhouse agents. In my completely biased opinion, her best contest is Pitch Wars, where winners not only receive a full manuscript critique, but have their pitches posted on Brenda's blog for agents to make requests. AWESOME, right?
YES. YES, because I'm one of the mentors this year! And I know insider secrets - like, sometimes you get feedback on your entry even if you don't win. And that you'll make all kinds of connections with other writers in the process. The one thing I've found with contests like Pitch Wars is you always get something good out of it - a new critique partner, a fresh outlook on your manuscript (whether that's "this needs more work" or "you are so, so close"), or twenty new Twitter followers who are in the same place as you. And that's if you don't win.
Submission day is December 2, so get that WIP a'polished. My official bio and wishlist will appear here November 20. Keep an eye on Brenda's blog and the #PitchWars hashtag in the meantime. See you soon!