I’m thrilled to announce that as of today, I’m a 2018 Pitchwars contestant!
For those who’ve never heard of it, Pitchwars is…well, here, I’ll let them explain it to you themselves:
What is Pitch Wars?
Is it another contest? Oh, no, it’s so much better.
Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each to mentor. Mentors read the entire manuscript and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for the agent showcase. The mentor also helps edit their mentee’s pitch for the contest and their query letter for submitting to agents. Mentors can participate solo or pair up and co-mentor.
During the agent showcase, each mentee is featured on a post that includes their pitch and the first page of their manuscript. Last year, we had nearly sixty agents participate in the showcase. Participating agents view the posts and make requests. With the help of Pitch Wars 2016, more than 50 authors were offered representation with many snagging book deals shortly after the contest!
Over the past seven years, Pitch Wars has changed many lives. Countless authors have been matched with agents and even gone on to book deals and successful careers. We’re over 300 successes as of 2017!! But most importantly, Pitch Wars has grown the writing community to connect author with author, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie as we go through all stages of revision and publishing.
There, that’s a better than I could’ve come up with.
Following a very anxious submission window, I’ve been selected as a mentee by Paris Wynters! What this means is that over the next few months, she’ll be critiquing and guiding my revisions of White Rabbit in Red Space as I prepare it for the agent showcase next year. I feel so lucky and blessed to have been selected, and I’m thrilled for the opportunities this will afford me to grow as a writer towards a professional future.
For those that follow me here, I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do. I’ll be posting more regularly now that I have something to talk about (that’s the plan anyway!), so keep an eye on this space or subscribe to my newsletter for more news as it develops.
Thanks for your support, and have a blessed day!