Saturday, November 16, 2013

Conferences & Events: #PitchMAS

#PitchMAS

Have you heard of #PitchMAS? 
It's a Bi-Annual 3-Day PitchFest and Workshop held in July and December
organized by YA author Jessa Russo & YA/NA author Tamara Mataya. 
#PitchMAS helps you avoid the slush with a chance to pitch your 
completed manuscripts directly to agents and editors! 
NOTE: Please remember, if you are participating in NaNoWriMo, 
don't pitch your current, unfinished/unrevised/unedited manuscript.
Below is info taken from the #PitchMAS website: http://pitchmas.blogspot.com/
For more details, including success stories, give them a visit!

FRIDAY 12/13/13
*PITCH-HONING WORKSHOP*

(A blog post will go LIVE on 12/13, right here on the PitchMAS blog, where you will post your pitches in the COMMENT SECTION. Your peers will then hop around and critique/advise you on what works/doesn't work. Tamara and Jessa WILL NOT be participating in the workshop; this is for peer critique/help only.)


SUNDAY 12/15/13 - MONDAY 12/16/13
*SUBMISSION WINDOW*

For this event, we will be accepting your 35-word pitch submissions VIA EMAIL ONLY. Submission window will be open from Sunday 12/15/13 at 9:00amPST until Monday 12/16/13 at 6:00pmPST
We will delete any submissions received before or after that submission window, and it is up to you to figure out your own time zone differences.


THURSDAY 12/19/13
BLOG PITCH PARTY
{35 Words or Less}
The TOP 75 pitches--(that's 25 more than our July event!)--will go live on the PitchMAS blog at MIDNIGHT on Thursday, 12/19/13. Agents and editors will have the entire day 
(as well as all day Friday!) to comment and make requests. 
Please do NOT comment if you are not an agent or editor. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE 
is if an agent/editor has asked a SPECIFIC question. Any other non-agent/editor 
responses or comments will be deleted. 


FRIDAY 12/20/13
TWITTER PITCH PARTY

{140 Characters or Less}
All day long on Friday, 12/20/13, we will have our PitchMAS Twitter Party! Agents and editors will follow the hashtag #PitchMAS, reading your awesome pitches. ANYONE can participate, even if you didn't make it into the 75 selected blog pitches. However, your manuscript MUST BE COMPLETED and POLISHED. 
Twitter pitches MUST BE 140 Characters or Less and HAVE TO include the hashtag. 
Don't make the agents and editors work by breaking your pitch into more than one tweet. 
That will just annoy them and your fellow pitchers. 
Please keep your Twitter pitching to no more than TWO PER HOUR. Do not fill up the feed with your pitch over and over again. This too will annoy the agents and editors involved, as well as ruining it for everyone else and people WILL remember you for it. 


Follow along with the hashtag on Twitter: #PitchMAS


Participating agents and editors will be announced soon! 


PitchMAS
Twitter: @PitchMAS

Tamara
Twitter: @FeakySnucker

Jessa
Twitter: @JessaRusso

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