Monday, October 7, 2013

Guys!! It's going to be Pitch Wars Time!! Again!! =D

Get your manuscripts ready,  because Pitch Wars #2 is right around the corner!! You don't know what Pitch Wars is? Well, it's an AMAZING contest! With agents and mentors and fun and a little agony too! :)

More deets (from Brenda Drake's Blog): Pitch Wars is a contest where 46 published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors also critique the writer's pitch to get it ready for the agent round. Mentors will pick two alternates each in case their writer drops out of the contest. We'll hold a special alternate showcase on some of the mentors' blogs and the mentors will critique the alternates' pitches. 

I'm SO super duper excited about being a mentor this year! Last year, the lovely girl I mentored not only got an offer of rep, but TWO offers just from the agents participating in the contest. And that made me more than HAPPY! She's an amazing girl. Anyway. Pitch Wars! Here's the schedule:

  • 11/20 Mentor's post bios and wishlists
  • 12/2: Submission Window
  • 12/3 -12/10: Mentors read their applications 
  • 12/11: Mentor's announce their picks 
  • 12/11 -1/17: Mentors work with their writers 
  • 1/22-1/23 Agent Round
I'm SO looking forward to reading your YA submissions in December!