Sign up now to Get Your Pitch On!

As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, Get Your Pitch On is a fantastic opportunity for YA writers to pitch their manuscript directly to an editor without having to worry about wading through any slush pile first. How totally cool is that?? Coordinated by YAtopia and Down Under Wonderings, it's all going down October 15th.

But to give you a chance to get your pitch picture-perfect (did ya like that?), S.M. Johnston has coordinated the Get Your Pitch On workshop. The workshop starts October 1st and is comprised of 26 different blogs that will help you to hone your pitches so that you can make them as superb as possible before you toss them into the ring. 

What does this all mean to you?
You want your pitch to be fabulous, right? Right. Since the Get Your Pitch On contest will allow you to pitch just 50-75 words, that may seem a bit daunting. 50-75 words to sell your story and convince the reader that they just can't go another day without snatching your manuscript up and taking that puppy home. And that's where this workshop comes in. You'll get feedback on your pitch from one of the workshop hosts, as well as from the other workshop participants. So how do you get involved you ask? Well, how fortuitous...I was just about to tell you.

The Facts..and just the facts
Workshops for Get Your Pitch On will start on October 1st; but you can begin to send your pitches in now to secure your spot with a host blog. There's no set date deadline for submitting to the workshop. Each blog has allocated a set number of pitches that they can host, and once those spots are full then no more submissions will be taken. So get yours in now, because it's first-come-first-served.

Important Rule: If you want to participate in a workshop, you must be prepared to comment on/critique at least one other pitch.

How to submit: Email your draft pitch to pitchonws@gmail.com and include PitchOnWS and the title of the manuscript in the subject line.

Pitches must follow the formatting as specified for the Get Your Pitch On contest. If you missed if before check out this post.

You can see the list of blogs participating here. Draft pitches will be evenly distributed between host blogs. 

An interview with Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be coming up soon so that you have an idea what she's looking for before she takes your pitches on Down Under Wonderings and YAtopia on October 15th. The exact contest opening times will be included in that post. Have fun honing your pitches!

     For each critique you leave on this page, you will earn an entry into a drawing to win one of eight 10-page critiques!

  And don't stop here! Be sure to check out all of the workshop host blogs to critique more pitches. For each critique you leave in the comments, you get an entry into the drawing to win one of eight 10-page critiques from the contest host Sharon Johnston and workshop hosts Larissa HardestyStephanie DiazCatherine Scully
and Kaitlin Adams. Please use the exact same name for all of your critiques.  
*This opportunity ends 10/14/2012
Be sure to follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #PitchOn

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