Writer Pitch Contests

Want to participate in pitch contests? Below you will find details on the pitch contests I regularly participate in, as well as details for a stack load of other pitch contests you could be eligible to enter.

Contests where you can find me


I’m regular a co-host for Pitch Madness. The brain child of Brenda Drake, Pitch Madness sees a four teams play off for agent attention for their chosen pitches. Submissions usually opens in February. You can find out more information on it here.


Pitch Wars is hands down one of the best pitch contests for authors. A dedicated group of mentors each pick a writer to work to revise their manuscript to get it ready for the agent showcase. The contest has matched up many writers with agents, and has resulted in publishing deals. I mentor Young Adult for the contest. Submissions usually opens in August. You can find out more information on it here.

Other contests

Please note this list is a guide that was accurate at the time of publication. It is important that you research the contest to see if it is suitable for you.

Online Pitch Contests

There are a lot of pitch contests that writers can access, often blog based. Each pitch contest will have it’s own set of rules, so be sure to check before you enter.

  • Sun vs Snow – A pitch contest run by two authors, . Details here and here.
  • Son of a Pitch – Search #SonOfAPitch on Twitter to find out more details. This appears to also be atwitter pitch at times.

Twitter pitch contests

Twitter pitch contests are contests that use a specific hashtag for writers to enter. Agents and editors search through the hashtag to find pitches that interest them. Each contest will have different rules, such as how often you can tweet, so be sure to check these before you enter.

  • #PitMad – linked to Pitch Madness and Pitch Wars. Check out the dates here.