Twitter Pitch Parties are a great way to hone your pitching your skills and catch the attention of literary agents looking for new writers. These “parties” are designated days on which writers tweet their pitches, along with a specific hashtag for the party. Agents check the hashtag and “favorite” pitches that they like. If your pitch is favorited by an agent, you can consult her Twitter feed for instructions on what she wants writers to submit, and to what email address. If an agent hasn’t tweeted anything about what she wants to see, check for submission guidelines on the agency website. Use the twitter party hashtag in the subject line of your e-mail submission.
There are a number of different pitch parties that take place throughout the year, each with their own hashtags.
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