Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition

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Pitch Madness 2015
SORRY! Edition
 

 The Pitch Madness submission window will be open for 72 hours starting
on February 20!

Pitch Madness is a contest to win a request from one or more of the
participating agents. I will have an agent introduction post up soon.



The submission window will be open from 12:01 AM EST on February 20
until 11:59PM EST on February 23. You should have plenty of time to get
your submissions in. 



There is no limit of how many entries will be
accepted. All entries sent before or after the allotted times will be
deleted. Make sure to perfect your entry. If you make an error, you may
not resend. 



There will be 60 finalists moving onto the agent round. Pitch Madness
will accept Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult (never
before published) fiction only, novel length (no novellas) completed and
polished manuscripts only. All genres (i.e. fantasy, contemporary,
sci-fi, and so on) are welcome to enter. This time around we will not
accept non-fiction. Only one entry per writer. 



What do you need to enter? A 35-word (max) pitch and the first 250 words
of your finished manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a
sentence, go to the end of the sentence. I will post formatting
instructions and where to send when the submission window opens. 



Pitch Madness will be on four blogs and each blog host will have a
co-host helping them choose their top 15 entries. We’ll have a team of
first readers who will check for formatting, grammar, and content and
put their top picks through to the hosts. 



All the twitter fun will happen on the hashtag
#PitchMadness!

Introducing
Round 1 Readers in alphabetical order by last name (because we love them  all equally) …

 
 Sarah Blair 
Sarah L.
Blair

 

Website | Twitter 

 
KT 
K.T.
Hanna

 

Website | Twitter 

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L.L.
McKinney

 

Website | Twitter 

Jami 
Jami Nord

 


Website
| Twitter      

 
To help us
choose the best pitches for the market, we have our Market Insider
finding pitches that will appeal to agents …
 
 Lioness

Lady Lioness, Assistant to
a fabulous Literary Agent
 
And choosing in the final rounds are
your hosts and their teams
 

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red team 
The Red Team 
 
On Brenda Drake’s
blog
with
Kimberly P. Chase
 

Brenda kimberley 

 
Brenda
Kimberly
Twitter Twitter | Website

 

 
Their support readers  
 
Naomi 
Naomi HughesTwitter |
Website

 
Fiona 
Fiona McLarenTwitter |
Website

 

________________________________________________________________
green team 

The Green Team 

On Summer Heacock’s blog with Dannie Morin

 

Summer Heacock Dannie Morin 

Summer
Dannie
Twitter Twitter | Website

Their support readers …
 
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Rae ChangTwitter | Website

Stephanie

Stephanie J. ScottTwitter |
Website

 

 
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The Yellow
Team (aka Team Dark Side) …
 

On Sharon Johnston’s blog with Jeyn Roberts

 

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Sharon
Jeyn
Twitter
Twitter |
Website

 

 
Their support
readers …

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Lauren K.
McKellar
Twitter | Website

meagan

 
Meagan RiversTwitter

 

 

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The Blue
Team
 
On Rebecca Weston’s blog with Marieke Nijkamp …
 
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Rebecca MariekeTwitter Twitter | Website



They’ll be on their own in the slush scouring
for the best of the best.


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Here’s the schedule …

  • Agent Introduction on February 12
  • Rules of the Game on February 13
  • Submission window opens February 20 and will be open for 72
    hours
  • The top 60 picks for the agent round will go up on the blogs on
    March 2 at 12:01AM EST (NY time)
  • March 4 at 12PM EDT (Noon) the agents requests are revealed,
    and right afterward is the tying agents challenge round
  • There will be a #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party on March 11 from
    8AM to 8PM EST. Check here for rules of the Twitter Pitch
    Contest.

Don’t forget to come back for the instructions and to meet the
agents!



 

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