[TRENDING] What’s with the sudden #Pitmad craze?
#Pitmad is a quarterly pitch event ran by Pitch Wars where people all over the world can pitch their manuscripts to agents on Twitter.
The aim of #Pitmad is to help connect aspiring writers with agents, but the challenging part is fitting a gripping pitch into just one tweet.
WHAT IS PITMAD ON TWITTER?
#PitMad is the original twitter pitch event, where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts.
Agents and editors make requests by liking/favouriting the tweeted pitch.
This year, in an effort to amplify Black voices, they have added a #BVM (Black Voices Matter) hashtag, which you can include in your tweet if you are a black author.
PITMAD DATES REVEALED
Pitmad is an online event which occurs quarterly, the upcoming dates are listed below:
December 3, 2020 (8AM – 8PM EST)
March 4, 2021 (8AM – 8PM EST)
June 3, 2021 (8AM – 8PM EST)
September 2, 2021 (8AM – 8PM EST)
December 2, 2021 (8AM – 8PM EST)
PITMAD RULES EXPLAINED
The rules, as stated on the Pitch Wars website, are stated below:
Your manuscript should be completed, polished, unpublished, and ready to query.
Your pitch must fit inside one tweet. Do not thread tweets. You don’t have to include the title of your book in the pitch.
Include the #PitMad hashtag and an age category sub-hashtag.
You may include multiple genre or additional hashtags as they apply.
You can pitch more than one manuscript throughout the day.
You may only tweet three pitches for each manuscript throughout the day. They can be the same pitch or different pitches.
Do NOT attach pictures unless it’s an illustration for a Picture Book, Graphic novel, or other material that includes illustrations.
Do NOT include links. Many agents use search filters that will render tweets with links invisible to them.
If an industry professional favorites/likes your tweet, check their recent tweets for submission preferences