On October 18, 2018 DV Pit for Children books is coming up. Literary agent, Beth Phelan created a Twitter pitching event where writers can pitch their children’s books: middle grade, young adult, picture book writers , and illustrators who are from an marginalized group are eligible.
This includes (but is not limited to): Native peoples and people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons (including neurodiverse); people living with illness; people on marginalized ends of the socioeconomic, cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying within LGBTQIA+; and more.( taken from DVpit Twitter profile)
Your pitch must: (1) fit the 280-character max, (2) include the hashtag #DVpit, and (3) include at least one category or genre hashtag.
Agents/editors will like your pitch if they’d like to see material from you, so please don’t like other authors’ pitches. Please also do not retweet. To show support, you can always reply or quote-tweet with compliments.
Many writers have found agents and publishers during this pitching event. If you’re not from one of the marginalized groups don’t worry. Pitch Wars is open to writers of all backgrounds. Stay tuned. Go onto Twitter and check out some of the tweets so that you can learn how to pitch your manuscript. Good luck.