Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Details for November's Three Two One Pitch Contest

So you think you can pitch? Once again we'll be giving aspiring writers everywhere a chance to pitch to a literary agent. The next Three-Two-One pitch contest takes place November 15th and 16th. This gives you all about one month to get your manuscripts and pitches ready. Just a reminder to those who haven't participated before, a Three-Two-One pitch contest goes like this:

THREE - Pitch your story in only three sentences.

TWO - Two days to enter: November 15th and 16th.

ONE - One agent will judge and pick a winner.

Doesn't that sound great? Well then get those pitches ready!

Do not enter your pitch on this post. I will make an official contest entry post on November 15th, and entrants will post their three-sentence pitches (no run on sentences!) in the comments section of that post. At midnight on November 16th, I will turn off comments and no other entries will be accepted. The winner will get a full manuscript request!

I will announce our spectacular judging agent sometime prior to the contest, so keep an eye out!

This contest is open to unagented, completed and polished manuscripts in the genres of:
  • YA
  • MG
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Women's Fiction
  • Some memoir
Books that are moving and/or hilarious are especially welcome. NO picture books, science fiction, or high fantasy (though paranormal elements are acceptable), category romance (though romantic elements are welcome), non-fiction, or books that feature graphic violence.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Follow this blog - go ahead and click "Join this Site" on the right if you haven't already
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Spread the word! Tweet, Blog, or mention on Facebook about the contest linking back to this post
Not necessary, but in the spirit of paying it forward:
So, don't forget: Three sentences, two days to enter, one agent will judge. Good luck, everyone. Can't wait to read all your pitches. See you back here on the 15th of November! :)

2 comments:

Racheal McGillivary said...

What if the MS is light sci-fi/ paranormal. Superheroes??

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Racheal, give it a shot. Couldn't hurt. :)