70pit16 Twitter Parties

Let’s have some fun with this year’s pg70pit contest (AKA 70pit16)!

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Back in ancient times, parties would last several days—even weeks! With Twitter, not only can we have an extended party, we can have an international party.

Here’s the schedule for the festivities for the next few days.

Remember: 

#70pit16 for fun stuff

#pg70pit for contest questions and announcements

Times are given in EDT, or New York City time. 7pm EDT is 4pm in Vancouver, 11pm in London, and 9am (the next day) in Sydney.

June 30th

If your full novel manuscript is agent-ready, read Revising for Writing Contests and How to Submit.

July 1st

Twitter theme of the day: Recommend your favorite MG voice(s) with the hashtags #70pit16 #faveMGvoice

7am–7pm EDT: Submission window open for Middle Grade manuscripts

7pm EDT: GIF Dance Party! Use hashtag #70pit16 and attach a dancing GIF.

Any time after the entry window closes at 7pm EDT, MG slushies are allowed (not required) to introduce themselves and tweet teasers for ≤7 MG favorites using #slushie7MG 

July 2nd

Twitter theme of the day: Recommend your favorite YA voice(s) with the hashtags #70pit16 #faveYAvoice

7am–7pm EDT: Submission window open for Teen and Young Adult manuscripts

7pm EDT: KISS/DATE/PUNCH! Choose three fictional characters: one you’d want to snog, one you’d want to go out with exclusively, and one you’d like to punch. (A more family-friendly variety of FMK.) Use hashtag #70pit16.

Any time after the entry window closes at 7pm EDT, YA slushies are allowed (not required) to introduce themselves and tweet teasers for ≤7 YA favorites using #slushie7YA

July 3rd

Twitter theme of the day: Recommend your favorite Adult voice(s) with the hashtags #70pit16 #faveAdultvoice

7am–7pm EDT: Submission window open for Adult manuscripts

7pm EDT: Use hashtag #70pit16 and attach a photo of your favorite drinking vessel—is it a mug? A stein? What’s your poison? Tea? Chocolate milk? Wine? Rum?

Any time after the entry window closes at 7pm EDT, Adult slushies are allowed (not required) to introduce themselves and tweet teasers for ≤7 Adult favorites using #slushie7A

July 4th

Twitter theme of the day: Post your Hogwarts and/or Ilvermorny houses with the hashtags #70pit16 #sortingceremony

Rock out to the 70pit16 Top Hits playlist, created with entries that earned at least one 3 score. (Note: songs will be entered in the order I receive a 3 vote—they will not be organized by submission order, and more may be added after the 5th.)

July 5th

Twitter theme of the morning: Post the 7th word of the 7th sentence from your 7th page. Use #70pit16 #word777

Twitter theme of the evening: Post the full 7th sentence from your 7th page. Use #70pit16 #pg7line7

July 6th

Twitter theme of the day: Retell your 69th or 70th page in emoji, including the hashtags #70pit16 #emojipg70

At 9pm EDT, you can join the StoryCadet Query Letter Workshop. Enroll here, and we will walk through the process of writing your query letter. After you write your letter, you can post it on the private workshop page to receive feedback from classmates and get a full edit from me.

July 7th

Twitter theme of the day: Read all the entries and post the codenames of your favorites! Hashtag: #70pit16

You can also now reveal which entries or songs were yours on the main #pg70pit tag.


If you’re not on Twitter, this is your chance to join, even if you never use it again after pg70pit is over! Follow @LaraEdits for writing and editing tips.

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