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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pitch Contest this Friday on Savvy Authors!!

(Sorry about the wonky formatting on this post!!)
Have I mentioned that writers can learn a lot on Twitter? Without Twitter, I would never know about Savvy Authors, a website dedicated to "Writers helping writers."


Like YAlitchat, a basic membership to Savvy Authors is free and will get you access to some amazing writing classes, workshops, and events (like contests!). Even more benefits come with a purchasing a Premium Membership.


Here's the contest announcement from their website:


On Friday, July 6th, agent Tamar Rydzinski (of the Laura Dail Literary Agency) will be taking one line pitches on the Savvy Blog from 9 a.m. to midnight (EST).


Tamar is not interested in prescriptive or practical non-fiction, humor, coffee table books or children’s books (meaning anything younger than middle grade). She is interested in everything else that is well-written and has great characters, including graphic novels. A fantastic query letter is essential – “you need to make me want to read your book, and be excited to read it,” she says, “with those first couple of paragraphs.”


There is no cost to enter this pitch contest, but you may need to register for a basic membership. See the links below for details.


PITCH CONTEST LINK
ABOUT SAVVY AUTHORS
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
NEW USER REGISTRATION


Oh, and I took a little peek at their event page and saw LOTS more fabulous pitch contests coming up in July. Agents you can pitch to include: Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Laurie McLean of Larsen Pomada Agency, and Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.


If you're a querying writer, I suggest you check out the links above and take a look around :)

*Not sure why Blogger won't let me format this post correctly and has decided to highlight certain things and add unnecessary spaces...my apologies if it's difficult to read!*

17 comments:

  1. Sometimes I get weird spacing on my posts too, and it always seems to be at arbitrary times. Who knows why Blogger does what it does?

    And thanks for the great links. I'm on my way to check them out!

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    1. Yep, I won't complain too much, though~ I'm glad to have an outlet to communicate with everyone!

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    1. Sure! I was excited to find a new place to try out pitches!

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  3. Thanks again for the awesome contest information. This sounds like a great community and opportunity.

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    1. I haven't looked around the whole site yet, but it looked pretty cool at first glance!

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  4. I don't know if I've told you this, but when I was querying, I checked your blog RELIGIOUSLY. You always have such great info!

    I haven't heard of Savvy - I'll definitely check it out. Any time I can take a writing class, I'm there!

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  5. A querying writer I am...so off I go! Thank you...AGAIN!! :)

    Happy 4th!

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  6. Thanks again for sharing this information. You're definitely a writer helping writers!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  7. Wow, Jess. This post is a gold mine. I'm getting my pitch polish out.

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    1. Great! Best of luck if you enter :)

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  8. Oh thanks for the reminder! And for all the #askagent tips below. I always miss those.
    And hey congrats for your request thru Daisy Carter!! Awesome! :) #fingerscrossed

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    1. Thanks Pk! Hopefully all these contest opportunities will pay off for us :)

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