Anyone thinking of entering this year? •̀.̫•́✧
I was going to (was hoping to have my manuscript ready this month), but sometimes life just gets in the way! Since there were a lot of changes going on, too, I’m going to wait this year out and see what happens.
If I can get my synopsis together in time. I’ve been working with a couple former mentors but I just can’t seem to get all the right information into it. So I might not be ready as a result (I haven’t even started to work on my query. I have to focus on one at a time)
What are pitch wars?
It’s a mentorship competition. People can submit their polished, unpublished Manuscript to a collection of industry professionals (interns, editors, etc) for a chance to have one of them mentor them for 2 months. They will help the author wip the MS into shape (and the query). Then it’ll go to an agent round where they could potentially get picked up for publishing. I did it once and it was a great experience just from meeting like-minded authors all insecure about their MS and wanting to make it shine.
Is this a yearly thing? Because I might enter next year when I actually have a manuscript to enter with
Yup! Check pitchwars.org for the deets.
Thinking about it, but I’m not sure I have the capacity to dedicate the time that would be required.
Really wish I had a query package ready for this year so I could participate.
Good luck to everyone who are ready and participating
I never seem to finish a book on time, otherwise I would have pitched The Incarnations Of Hemato-Tomato And Anna-Marie (A.k.a. Anna-Marie With Her Shotgun).
I’m also hesitant to pitch such gory fiction. I may have to age it up to New Adult.
The guy who wrote the true crime case about Anna-Marie Boeglin said she might want to read it someday, and thinks I should publish the novel.
(Sergie Jenoin Benanti is an extremely nice guy, not at all the stereotype about the French. If you like True Crime, his works are stellar.)
I might enter again this year. It might be futile to enter with the same book but i would apply to new mentors… hehe
Good luck to those entering! I have just now heard of this and am very excited to do this in the future.
I really want to enter this year, but like Prisim I’m struggling with my synopsis! Anybody know of good places to workshop?
If you find some, let me know LOL I need someone that will be honest, but not brutal 'cause I’m already on thin ice with the confidence on this thing, but I definitely need help on mine.
Why are these things so hard to write? 500 words isn’t like…100K or anything LOL
Because you have to sum up that 100K book into those 500-1000 words
I’m entering Pitch Wars!
Nope, but I’ll be watching. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
If it makes anyone feel better most of the pitches I saw last time were pitiful.
I can see one Mentor that I’d particularly like to sling my words at, but I also have to figure out how to go about a synopsis and query letter.
Edit: I surprised myself and managed to smash out both. Looks like I’ll be having a crack at it o:
Now that PitchWars is near, who is entering? I’ve decide to pass this year again. My confidence just isnt where it needs to be. I shouldn’t need someone holding my hand just to write a synopsis without cracking into extreme self doubt. So for the sake of my mental health I’ve put publishing on the shelf until I can see myself as a better writer.
I still support these ventures because they do open potential doors to a lot of people. So if you’re on the fence about entering, but have all the materials needed to enter, just do it!