Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Twitter Pitch Contest

Aspiring author, Chanelle Gray (represented by agent Victoria Marini) is holding a Twitter pitch contest. It's my understanding that agent Michael Carr will be involved in the judging of this contest, and may request to see your full manuscript if your Twitter pitch catches his eye. (At least, that's what I gather. Correct me if I'm wrong.) Here are a few key points to the contest. These are copy and pasted directly from Chanelle Gray's website.


1) The contest is now live!

2) It will be capped at the first 75 entries or, if we don't get 75 entries, it'll cut off at Midnight GMT on the 7th March.

3) You have to be a follower of my blog to enter.

4) You have to blog about this contest and post your link along with the twitter pitch. (If you don't have a blog, then Twitter or Facebook will do. But only if you don't have a blog - not instead).

5) Alongside your 140 twitter pitch (you'll be disqualified if it's longer) you'll be asked to submit the first three sentences of your manuscript - so make sure they're polished and ready to go!

6) Once the contest opens, it'll be first come first serve to enter. Anything after 75 entries won't be counted.

Good luck! And don't forget to include a link to your blog post/twitter/facebook with your entry. And I'll allow posts to be made any time before you actually comment here. Including the same day. Please use the format as below:

Your name:


Genre & Age:

Twitter pitch:

3 Sentences:

Blog post:

Remember, Michael Carr is looking for any age any genre. And works should be completed if he was to request the full manuscript, but you may take the risk without a finished manuscript if you choose.

Click on the following link for more details.

Good luck to all who enter!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Here's my entry!

    Author: Amy Machelle

    Title: Saving Elizabeth

    Genre & Age:
    Young Adult/Inspirational

    Twitter Pitch: A girl angry at God. An immortal created to serve Him. Can they reconcile their differences and work together to save what matters most?

    3 Sentences:
    “Please, Abby, just hand them to me.” My knees slammed onto the hardwood floor. Now, eye level with the girl, I stretched out my hand, praying she’d take my advice and hand over the bottle of pills she clutched in her palm like a prized possession.

    Blog post: http://authoramymachelle.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html