#PitMad is this week. I wrote this post in 2014, and it’s been so cool seeing these practices put to work in Twitter pitches over the last four years.
Some things have changed (like rules and the character limit), but other things are still the same. One thing I did have to include for 2018 was an addendum to the part about vampires… ha!
Or, general tips and tricks for pitching on Twitter, and how pitching SFF is different from pitching other genres.
This is going to be a long one, folks. Skip around as needed!
Update from PitchMAS—when pitching in a general pitch party, your hashtags matter so much more. Make it easy for an agent to find you, or they never will. I tried searching for different genres during the party so I could retweet—I couldn’t find them because people weren’t using effective search terms. Use age category tags and genre tags, plus relevant keywords (like “diverse” or “WNDB”—see my notes on references below). Looking at my winning pitches from PitchMAS, hashtags and keywords mattered most, then other references, then stakes.
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