NestPitch is NOW OPEN!
remain open for 24 hours, from noon on 1st April to 11.59am 2nd April (USA
EST). That’s 24 hours from this post going live, folks.
no cut off number for entries. Everyone who submits during the window will make
it into the contest. All entries will receive an email receipt. If you don’t,
check with Nik Vukoja on Twitter @nestpitch and/or @nik_vukoja
first 300 words of their finished manuscript (or 100 words for picture books).
love – you know, if you want to):
the featured pitches.
Name: YOUR NAME
Title: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT
Genre: Category/Genre of Manuscript (i.e. NA Romance)
Word Count: (round to the nearest 1000)
PITCH: 35-word (maximum) logline
Answer to this question in one sentence of no more than 15
words: If my Main Character were an Easter Egg, what flavour would he or she be
First 300-words of your manuscript. If the 300th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence. For picture book submissions please only submit 100-words. If the 100th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence.
(i) your manuscript has not been featured in another Pitch Competition in the past 12 months – that’s ANY pitch competition (not including twitter pitches such as #Pitmad), from the period April 1st 2013 to 31st March 2014 (if you have entered but not made final rounds then you are eligible to enter)
(ii) your manuscript IS NOT published. This INCLUDES self-published.
Our Slush Bilbies and Nest Bloggers will read through the pitches and pick the top 72 pitches for the agent round: April 17th – 18th
We’ll try to get a good mix of various genres, but the writing comes first. If the submissions aren’t ready, it’s in your best interests that we pass. The last thing anyone wants is your manuscript to be old and tired from “doing the rounds” before it’s ready.
Name: Sharon Johnston
Title: DIRTY RAINBOW
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Word Count: 55,000
PITCH: The mindless drone cyborgs used for manual labour since the extinction
of males freak out Jenna McBride. But she should be afraid of the person who
ordered their creation and hunting Jenna’s girlfriend—her mother.
Answer to this question in one sentence of no more than 15 words: If my Main Character were an Easter Egg, what flavour would he or she be and why?
Jenna would be a Darrell Lea Nougat Egg, because she has a lot of substance and there’s much more to her than meets the eye.
First 300-words of your manuscript.
start on the sharp incline. “If people are going to judge me on the colour of my eyes then –”
want to kiss your butt with your mum and all that.”
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