Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Pitch Wars Updates!
Pitch Wars, the mightiest of mighty of the online pitch contests is back! I'm returning as a mentor, this time with my writing friend Valerie Cole. Valerie has talked me down from various writerly crises, has offered a ton of support and advice, and she works with the wonderful agent Lauren McLeod on gritty, heart-wrenching contemporary YAs.
Pitch Wars dates of note:
Aug. 3: mentor blog posts go up. So many details will be given!
Aug 5: Whiskey, Wine, and Writing YouTube chat will feature YA Pitch Wars mentors
Aug 12: Whiskey, Wine, & Writing YA Pitch Wars mentor chat part 2
Aug 17: Pitch Wars submissions (stay tuned to Brenda Drake's blog for details)
Sept. 2: Mentors pick mentees (writers they will coach through to an agent round)
TODAY I'm on Brenda Drake's blog critiquing a first page submission.
Ongoing, check out the auction to benefit Pitch Wars mentor Veronica Bartles who has a major family hardship. This is a chance to bid on query and page critiques by agented and published authors, agents, and editors, along with signed copies of books. Auctions are really good ways to get some feedback by those in the industry.
And this Thursday, I'll be part of the Bloomsbury Spark author chat on twitter talking about summer reading. Join us!