If you’ve got a manuscript ready to go but you’re not sure how to start querying, give these pitch contests a go. 🙂
Okay, kids – get your Twitter pitches, 35-word pitches, queries, and first 250 words shined up and ready. Here’s a breakdown of the pitch contests coming up in 2016.
If you’re new to the concept, these are contests for authors with complete, polished manuscripts who are seeking representation by an agent and/or an editor. These contests are fierce and popular, and the competition is strong and numerous. But there are several advantages to entering:
1) Putting yourself out there. If you’re new to querying and not sure how to begin, or nervous about exposing your work to strangers, this is a good way to dip your toe in the raging whitewaters of the publishing world.
2) Getting feedback on your presentation. Theses contests are all about those fiddly bits you use as bait to lure an agent or editor. It is assumed your book is already finished, edited, beta’d, revised…
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