Does anyone else get serious FOMO on #PitMad days? Deciding to sit the day out can sometimes be a difficult decision, especially if everyone in your circle is pitching something new and shiny. But the great news is—you don't have to sit idle! There are plenty of things you can do during #PitMad to distract that envious feeling and allow yourself to enjoy the day just as much as your pitching friends.
Writing a query letter sounds easy enough. You read some basic tutorials on how to assemble all the basic components, sit down to compose, and then your brain grinds gears and you spontaneously combust. Am I right? In all my time helping authors through this harrowing process, I have come to expect complaints and trouble [...]
Someone offhandedly said to me recently that I’d make a good literary agent.
While I do love helping prepare writers for publishing, I had to laugh. Being the punching bag stuck between the rock and hard place of publisher and author is not my cup of tea.
But it did get me thinking about what it takes to be a literary agent. I mean, would I even meet qualifications and know what I’m doing?
So naturally, I started researching. And I knew instantly that what I found out was something you seriously need to know.
#PitMad is a Twitter hashtag event used by agents and unsigned authors alike with the goal of connecting the two.
During the event, unagented writers are invited to share their story pitch via tweet with the #PitMad tag. Agents will be spending the day reading tweets with these tags, “liking” the tweets that they are interested in and eager to receive further material from. Best case scenario, an agent likes your tweet, loves your additional material, and then offers you a contract!