Pitmad Hello authors out there with a completed, unpublished and edited manuscript…

June 9th, along with September 8th and December 1st 2016 are days when you can tweet 3 pitches about your book to agents, using the hashtag #PitMad.  They can be different pitches or the same ones, and can be about more than one book.  However, you are only allowed to tweet 3 pitches on each day about a manuscript that has not yet been published.

As well as the hashtag #PitMad, the tweet must also include the age category and/or genre if you can fit them all in.  Here is a list of hashtags to use to separate your pitch from the main #PitMad feed:

Age Categories:

#PB = Picture Book, #C= Children’s, #CB = Chapter Book, #CL=Children’s Lit, #MG = Middle Grade, #YA = Young Adult, #NA =New Adult, #A =Adult

Genres:

#AA= African American, #AD=Adventure, #CF= Christian Fiction, #CON=Contemporary, #CR=Contemporary Romance, #DV=Diversity, #E=Erotica, #ER=Erotic Romance, #ES=Erotica Suspense, #F=Fantasy, #H=Horror, #HA =Humor, #HF=Historical Fiction, #HR=Historical Romance, #INSP =Inspirational, #IRMC = Interracial/Multicultural, #MR=Magical Realism,  #M=Mystery, #Mem= Memoir, #LGBT, #LF=Literary Fiction, #NF=Non Fiction, #R=Romance, #P=Paranormal, #PR=Paranormal Romance, #RS=Romantic Suspense, #S=Suspense, #SF=SciFi, #SPF=Speculative Fiction, #T=Thriller, #UF=Urban Fantasy, #W=Western, and #WF= Women’s Fiction.

If you are lucky enough to have an agent favourite your tweet, follow their submission preferences and send them their request as soon as you can.  They would have tweeted what they want you to send, so check their twitter page for that information or check guidelines on their websites.  Put ‘PitMad Request: TITLE’ in the subject line of your email when sending your request.

Here’s a little list of things not to do…

Do not tweet agents and publishers directly unless they tweet you first.

Do not favourite friends’ tweets – please leave it to the agents and publishers.

Do not retweet friends’ tweets to show your support.

Oh, and one last thing…

GOOD LUCK!!

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