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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cool Pitchfest for YA (Any Genre!) and Romance Writers

Pitch University is partnering with Romance University to offer a cool opportunity for YA (any genre!) and Romance writers to hone their pitch skills.


Seven awesome agents will be judging, including the amazing Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Kate Schafer Testerman (KT Literary), and Vickie Motter (Andrea Hurst and Associates) . It's in honor of the upcoming RWA (Romance Writers of America) Conference, so RWA Members get preference, but anyone can enter and it's free!


Each agent will be interviewed and will comment on submitted queries and videos. Check the event page for agents’ preferences. They’ll only comment on a certain number of letters, so you're not guaranteed agent feedback, but it's great practice and you can keep your fingers crossed. Plus, it'll be an awesome chance to see how agent's react to pitches!


Submissions are open from June 12-18 to enter, but the sooner you enter, the better your chances are for getting a comment from agents! The Pitchfest will take place June 19-25.


Click HERE for details.
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Also, Writers Digest announced their Short Short Competition—they allow entries until November. Throw them your best piece of short writing (limit of 1,500 words), and they might throw back a prize. Click HERE for details.

24 comments:

  1. Great links, as always. My pitch can always use some improvement, so this one looks terrific!

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  2. Just thinking about pitching something gives me the shivers. Thanks for the links!

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  3. Dude, that is so cool! I hadn't heard of this, but what a great lineup!

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  4. Whoa. Submit video? I don't know about that.

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  5. Wow, what a good opportunity for writers! Thanks for posting Jess:)

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  6. Another great learning opportunity. I've learned so much from the WriteOn query critiques, but I'm not expert yet. Tweeting this!

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  7. Thanks Jess! You reminded me to blog about this too. It is a great opportunity! :)

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  8. Thanks for this Jess.
    Good luck to anyone participating. :)

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  9. Hey Jess. Just wanted you to know I've tagged you in a meme at my blog.

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  10. Writers Digest sounds great!
    And that's ok! I know! They're so sweet! I want some! ( :

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  11. Thanks, Jess. I'll check out the pitch link.

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  12. That's so NEAT! I'm sad that it's only for YA. If it was for chick lit adult I would have been ALL OVER IT!

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  13. Wow, super cool. Thanks again Jess for keeping us all informed!

    -Vicki

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  14. Hello Jess! I'm here thanks to Margo. She told me you like pirates. Arrr!

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  15. Oh man! Those are both very cool links. :D

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  16. None of my short writing is that honed...but damn, this is awesome ;)

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