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Twitter Pitch Party Calendar for 2020

Updated: Aug 25


Pitch your manuscript to agents in real time on Twitter’s pitch parties or check out some other (non-Twitter) mentoring and editing opportunities happening this year.

Disclaimer: please be sure to check out these events for yourselves in case there are any changes and to ensure they are right for you.

January


January 15: #IWSGpit — Twitter pitch to agents/publishers for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category


January 30: #SFFpit — Twitter pitch to agents/editors for science fiction and fantasy only—all age categories


February


February 12 to 14: Savvy Authors Pitchfest — (non-Twitter event) pitch completed novels directly to agents, editors or publishers participating in the pitchfest


February 13: Author Mentor Match — (non-Twitter event) un-agented authors matched with writing mentors


February 14: #KissPit — Twitter pitch to agents for all subgenres of romance with romance as the central theme


February 20: #PBpit — Twitter pitch to agents, exclusively for picture books


February 25: Pass or Pages Query Contest — (non-Twitter event) win feedback from agents about whether they would pass or request pages based on your query


February 27: #FaithPit — Twitter pitch to agents specifically for faith-based fiction and non-fiction


March


March 5 (8AM—8PM EDT): #PitMad — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category


April


April 1: #CampNaNoWriMo — (non-Twitter event) Tackle any writing project, set your own word-count goal, and join a 12-person writing group


April 18 and 19: #RevPit — Twitter contest to win developmental edit on a full fiction manuscript from a professional editor


#DVPit — Twitter pitch to agents for marginalized authors and illustrators only

April 22: 8AM—8PM ET for children’s & teen fiction/nonfiction April 23: 8AM—8PM ET for adult fiction/nonfiction and for artists & illustrators using #DVart


May


May 21: #PitDark — Twitter pitch for manuscripts that contain an element of horror or darker writing in a range of age categories


May 26: Pass or Pages Query Contest — (non-Twitter event) win feedback from agents about whether they would pass or request pages based on your query


June


June 4 (8AM—8PM EDT): #PitMad — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category


June 22 #PitchWars — Twitter contest to enter mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each to mentor.


June 25: #FaithPit — Twitter pitch to agents specifically for faith-based fiction and non-fiction


July


July 1: #CampNaNoWriMo — (non-Twitter event) Tackle any writing project, set your own word-count goal, and join a 12-person writing group


September


September 3 (8AM—8PM EST): #PitMad — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category


September 15 (8am to 8pm EST): #LatinxPitch — Twitter pitch for all UNAGENTED and AGENTED Kidlit LATINX authors, author-illustrators, and illustrators


September 22: Pass or Pages Query Contest — (non-Twitter event) win feedback from agents about whether they would pass or request pages based on your query


November


November 1: #NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — a month-long creative writing challenge during which participants are challenged to write a 50,000-word first-draft of a novel


November 12: #FaithPit — Twitter pitch to agents specifically for faith-based fiction and non-fiction


December


December 3 (8AM—8PM EST): #PitMad — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category



Not Quite Ready to Pitch Yet?


If you’re not quite ready to pitch yet and you’re still looking for critique partners or beta readers to read your work-in-progress, here’s a list of resources.


On Twitter, try search hashtags:

#BetaReaders

#BetaBustle

#CritiquePartners

#CpMatch


Follow these Twitter accounts and check out their corresponding websites:

@betareaderapp (BetaReader.io website)

@CritiqueMatchNY (Critique Match website)

@CPMatchmaking (CP Matchmaking website)

@scribophile (Scribophile website)


More websites that connect you with critique partners and beta readers:

Critique Partner Matchup

Critique Circle

Beta Books

Query Connection

Hey Beta

Crit Collective


Still looking for more information?


Finding and Using Beta Readers


Surviving My First #PitMad on Twitter


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