Congratulations, Molly and Shari!
Thank you to everyone who participated in #JustPitchIt! The event was a complete blast, and since it was only my first time hosting anything like this, I cannot wait to see how the October pitch party turns out.
Mark your calendars for October 20th–that will be the day of the actual Twitter pitch party (where you tweet your pitches). Prior to that, we will have the two workshops again–one for pitch and one for query. I already have a few agents and other editors who are excited to get involved with that one.
I’ll have more up about the upcoming October pitch party, #ThatIsAll, later this week. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled (or just subscribe to my blog, I guess… haha). Anyway, the main thing for you to focus on right now is what readership your manuscript targets. The October pitch event is open to most all genres, but a large part of the activities are going to be separated by readership levels (ER, MG, YA, NA, or A).
Now, for the moment all of you (well, a few of you, at least) have been waiting for: The winners from #JustPitchIt:
MOLLY SHAFFER, you are the winner of the GRAND PRIZE: One-on-one consultation with a “Publicity Muse” for a personalized publicity plan and strategy for your book.
SHARI SCHWARZ, you are the FIRST RUNNER-UP: Are you ready for this?You get a FULL, professional manuscript edit.
You do not need to use the manuscript you pitched for your prize. You can use whatever completed manuscript you have that you think may benefit the most from the prize you won.
Congratulations, you two.
For those of you who didn’t win, don’t be down. Most of you received favorites from agents and/or editors, so you still have plenty to celebrate! Also, don’t forget I’ll be adding some prizes for #ThatIsAll. Let me know in the comments below whether you’d like the prizes to be focused on marketing your contracted manuscript (remember, the ride is only just beginning once you land a contract) or more geared towards editing and query preparation.