Hey guys! After the success of the first round of #MockPit, I’ve decided to host it again. This round will take place on Wednesday, November 18th and will run officially from noon to 7 pm EST. See below for more details.
What is #MockPit?
MockPit is a practice round for Twitter pitch contests like PitMad. I will be going through pitches and offering suggestions for improvements. If I favorite your pitch, I think it’s great just the way it is! I’ll also be giving away a handful of critiques, so there’s some extra incentive to participate.
How to enter:
- Follow me at @kyramnelson.
- Tweet your pitch using #MockPit. You do not need to @ me.
- Get feedback from me.
- Pay it forward! Favorite or comment on other people’s pitches. This can be a great way to support others and make new friends!
What are the rules?
- Only one pitch per manuscript. Limit three tweets per person.
- Official MockPit runs from 12:00 (noon) to 7:00 EST on Wednesday, November 18th. I will look at as many pitches as I possibly can. Last time I was able to respond to all the pitches. If the feed gets too crazy, I may not be able to this time. However, I still encourage you to participate. Even if I can’t get to your pitch, somebody else will probably see it and give you feedback. Also, last time we had some guest appearances from other editors and agency interns. I’m hoping to see some of them back this time around. At any rate, your odds are pretty good for getting feedback from somebody. Probably multiple somebodies.
- You must use the hashtag. Otherwise, I probably won’t see your pitch.
- Be patient. I will be reading a lot of tweets. I will get to as many as I can, but I will probably fall behind a little.
- Be kind. This is a subjective business. All comments are meant to be constructive.
Why am I doing this?
Mostly for kicks and giggles. I love pitch contests and I love helping writers. This seems like a good chance to do both.
Also, you may have noticed that Brenda Drake posted new rules for PitMad. These rules will help clean up the PitMad feed and encourage industry professionals to participate (which is good). The new rules will require authors to sharpen their pitches rather than throwing out as many possible and seeing what works. This is an opportunity to strengthen those pitches before the big day.