CamCat Pitmad - Instructions for New Participants
Are you new to pitching events on Twitter? Here is a quick guide for how these events work, including #CamCatPitMad.
For #CamCatPitMad or other pitching events on Twitter, writers are welcome to pitch their manuscripts within the 280-character limit. Choose wisely! This is your chance to catch a publisher’s or agent’s attention.
If a publisher or agent likes your pitch, they will heart your tweet, meaning this is an invitation to submit your manuscript to them. Be sure to read their submission guidelines carefully before submitting. You can find ours here.
We do not accept previously published manuscripts. “What does this mean,” you ask? Any manuscript that has been available for sale or has been posted for free on any retailer or website or has been published in print will not be accepted. We want polished and completed unpublished manuscripts only.
Please do not pitch at our staff directly. We will not consider these pitches.
If you are not an agent or publisher, please do not heart another writer’s tweet. If you’d like to support your fellow writers, we recommend using the “retweeting with quote function.”
Now that we’ve talked about the Don’ts, let’s talk about the Do’s.
- DO post your tweet between the hours of 8 AM EST - 8 PM EST on the day of the event. We will not look at pitches posted outside of that window. Because we are also busy doing publishing things on Friday, we may heart tweets over the weekend.
- DO always use the #CamCatPitMad in your tweet so we can find it. Use as many category hashtags as you wish as long as they match your manuscript.
- DO only tweet three times per manuscript. We recommend changing the wording on each of the three pitches.
- Click here to find out when our next #CamCatPitMad will be.
- Check out our #CamCatPitMad Pitching Advice post with tips from our acquisitions team.
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