Twitter Pitch Party Calendar for 2023


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.


PitMad is no more — 2022 ANNOUNCEMENT from #PitMad #PitchWars founder, Brenda Drake.


January


TBC — January ? to ?: Author Mentor Match — (non-Twitter event) un-agented authors matched with writing mentors


January 25 (8am—8pm EST): #IWSGpit — Twitter pitch to agents/publishers for all un-agented authors of every genre and age category


February


February 15 to 17 (9am—11:59pm EST): Savvy Authors PitchfestSweetheart Pitch Fest (non-Twitter event) pitch completed novels directly to agents, editors or publishers participating in the pitchfest


February 16 (8am—8pm EST): #PBpit — Twitter pitch to agents, exclusively for picture books


TBC — February ? (8am—6pm Eastern): #SFFpit — Twitter pitch to agents/editors for science fiction and fantasy only—all age categories


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


March


TBC — March ? (Midnight—1am EST; 5pm—7pm EST): PBParty Contest (non-Twitter event) for unagented writers and author/illustrators with finished and polished picture book manuscripts.


March 16: #RevPit — Twitter contest to win developmental edit on a full fiction manuscript from a professional editor


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 6 (8am—8pm EST): #MoodPitch — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of all genres and age categories, with a mood board image added


TBC — April ? (8am—8 pmEST): #LGBTNPitannual twitter pitch event for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors with a special focus on trans and nonbinary people


May


TBC — May ? (8am—8pm Eastern): #PitDark — Twitter pitch for manuscripts that contain an element of horror or darker writing in a range of age categories


June


TBC — June 1 (8am—8pm EST): #CanLitPittwitter pitch party just for Canadians


TBC — June ? (8am—8pm EDT): #PitchDis — Twitter pitch event to showcase pitches from the disabled community


July


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


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


August


TBC — August ? to ? (8am—8pm ET): #DVPit — Twitter pitch to agents for marginalized authors and illustrators only for adult fiction/nonfiction and for artists & illustrators using #DVart


TBC — August ? (9am-4pm BST): The Jericho Writer's Pitch Festival — ROMANCE — Does your novel make hearts flutter? Then today is the perfect day to snatch our agent’s heart with your romantic pièce de resistance. Use the hashtag #Romance, along with #JWPitchFestival


TBC — August ? (9am-4pm BST): The Jericho Writer's Pitch Festival — CHILDREN'S AND MIDDLE GRADE FICTION —Are you looking to engross the mind of the next generation? Is your book filled with fun, playful wonder and maybe even a lesson or two? Our agent is ready to be inspired your children’s & middle grade fiction. Use the hashtag #ChildrensBook or #MiddleGrade, along with #JWPitchFestival


TBC — August ? (9am-4pm BST): The Jericho Writer's Pitch Festival — CRIME & THRILLER — A cunning detective? A murder most foul? If your novel is dripping with mystery, intrigue and heart-pounding tension, you might just catch the eye of our watchful agent. Use the hashtag #Crime or #Thriller, along with #JWPitchFestival


TBC — August ? (9am-4pm BST): The Jericho Writer's Pitch Festival — SCI-FI & FANTASY — Calling all ghouls, goblins, wizards, astronauts and aliens! This is your chance to pitch your SciFi or Fantasy work and paint your vibrant world and epic characters to our agent. Use the hashtag #SciFi or #Fantasy, along with #JWPitchFestival


TBC — August ? (9am-4pm BST): The Jericho Writer's Pitch Festival — LITERARY FICTION — Does your work ooze with class? Is it alive with metaphor? Does it perhaps break the chains of convention in favour of style, character and theme? Our agent would love to hear your literary pitches. Use the hashtag #Literary, along with #JWPitchFestival


September


TBC — September ?: #LatinxPitch — Twitter pitch for all unagented and agented Kidlit LATINX authors, author-illustrators, and illustrators


October


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


TBC — October ? to ? (9am—11:59pm EST): Savvy Authors PitchfestAutumn Pitch Fest (non-Twitter event) pitch completed novels directly to agents, editors or publishers participating in the pitchfest


TBC — October ? (8am—8pm Eastern): #PitDark — Twitter pitch for manuscripts that contain an element of horror or darker writing in a range of age categories


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 2 (8am—8pm EST): #MoodPitch — Twitter pitch for all un-agented authors of all genres and age categories, with a mood board image added


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.
 

Never pitched on Twitter before? Here's my personal experience:

 

Emma Lombard is the award-winning author of The White Sails Series.

Coming soon: The Gold Hills Series.


 

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