So you’re working yourself up for Get Your Pitch On, and you’re checking out that October 1st workshop date and thinking, “Yeah, I’d like to get in on that. I’d really love to have one of the workshop hosts critique my pitch.”
This is your lucky Monday. Now – as in, right now – you can send your pitches in and secure a spot with one of the host blogs.
There is no date deadline for the workshops. Each blog has allocated a set number of pitches that they can host, and once those spots are full, no more submissions will be taken. This blog right here will be hosting 10 pitches with my scintillating* comments included.
Important Rule: If you want to participate in a workshop, you must be prepared to comment on at least one other pitch.
How to submit: Email your draft pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org and include PitchOnWS and the title of the manuscript in the subject line. Pitches must follow the formatting as specified for the Get Your Pitch On contest. If you missed it before, check out this post here and you can see the list of blogs participating here.
Draft pitches will be evenly distributed between host blogs.
Make sure to check out all of the workshop host blogs to critique more pitches. For each critique you leave in the comments, you get an entry into the drawing to win one of eight 10-page critiques from our contest host Sharon Johnston and workshop hosts Larissa Hardesty, Stephanie Diaz, Catherine Scully, Jodie Andrefski, Paula Sangare, Talynn Lynn and Kaitlin Adams. Please use the exact same name for all of your critiques. The opportunity ends 10/14/2012.
An interview with Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be coming up soon on S.M. Johnston’s blog so that you have an idea what she’s looking for before she takes your pitches both on Down Under Wonderings and on YAtopia on October 15th. The exact contest opening times will be included in that post, so don’t miss it!
Let’s get ready to hone those pitches!
*All adjectives used are for entertainment purposes only. The blog host does not promise that commentary will be scintillating, effervescent, humorous or clever. There is a 90% chance they will be in English.