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.
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.