Monday, October 7, 2013

Guys!! It's going to be Pitch Wars Time!! Again!! =D

Get your manuscripts ready,  because Pitch Wars #2 is right around the corner!! You don't know what Pitch Wars is? Well, it's an AMAZING contest! With agents and mentors and fun and a little agony too! :)

More deets (from Brenda Drake's Blog): Pitch Wars is a contest where 46 published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors also critique the writer's pitch to get it ready for the agent round. Mentors will pick two alternates each in case their writer drops out of the contest. We'll hold a special alternate showcase on some of the mentors' blogs and the mentors will critique the alternates' pitches. 

I'm SO super duper excited about being a mentor this year! Last year, the lovely girl I mentored not only got an offer of rep, but TWO offers just from the agents participating in the contest. And that made me more than HAPPY! She's an amazing girl. Anyway. Pitch Wars! Here's the schedule:

  • 11/20 Mentor's post bios and wishlists
  • 12/2: Submission Window
  • 12/3 -12/10: Mentors read their applications 
  • 12/11: Mentor's announce their picks 
  • 12/11 -1/17: Mentors work with their writers 
  • 1/22-1/23 Agent Round
I'm SO looking forward to reading your YA submissions in December!


  1. What a great idea for writers to help other writers, and awesome that you're a mentor. Enjoy!

  2. Is this all done via Twitter? Does one simply search through #pitchwars on 11/20 to figure out which mentors best suit them? Then submit via e-mail?

    I have so many questions! :)

  3. Is this all done via Twitter? On the 20th are we supposed to search through #pitchwars to figure out which mentor would be the best fit and then e-mail them accordingly on the 2nd? I have so many questions! :)

    1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by. :) And no, it's not all done via twitter. On the 20th all the mentors will post the bios and wish lists and you'll have to hop through the blogs to pick one that you think is the best fit for your novel. Then you send your first page and query to Brenda's contest email on Dec 2nd. addressed to the mentor you picked. Let me know if you have any other question!