Saturday, 26 May 2012

Three Two One Pitch Contest

Attention writers! Have you been working hard on the next great novel? Is your manuscript ready to pitch to an agent? Well, you're in luck, because I'm holding a pitch contest right here on the blog June 7th! What exactly does this contest entail? Well, it's a Three-Two-One pitch contest.

THREE - Pitch your story in only three sentences. 

TWO - Two days to enter: June 7th and 8th.

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 June 7th, and entrants will post their three-sentence pitches (no run on sentences - this agent is a stickler for grammar!) in the comments section of that post. At midnight on June 8th, 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:

  • MG
  • YA
  • Contemporary, Paranormal, or Historical Romance
  • Upmarket Women's Fiction
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • Thrillers and Darker Contemporary Fiction

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 7th of June!


Jami Gold said...

Hi Dorothy,

Are you allowed to tell us who the agent is? :) (I don't want to pitch the same story to an agent who's already heard it.) Thanks!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

I will announce it a few days before the contest. But I'll email you who it is so you can plan better. :)

Carrie-Anne said...

Are there any genres within YA that are particularly wanted for the contest, or can it be any genre?

Sharon Bayliss said...

Thanks for the contest! I'll spread the word.

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Carrie-Anne: Any subgenre of YA will do. :)

Sharon: You're welcome. And thank you!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great contest, and I'll definitely be back to enter.

Kristen Wixted said...

Thanks for doing this--looks great! Always good to have an agent who is a stickler for grammar...:)

Unknown said...

Wow, this sounds like such fun. So glad I stumbled upon this. Thank you for this contest...and your entire blog.

Anonymous said...

So glad I found your blog. Thanks for hosting this contest and supporting writers.


Elizabeth Prats said...

Sweetness! I'm excited! So many pitch contests going on! I tweeted!!/DormRoomDreamer

Tanya Reimer said...

Sounds like fun!

Cheryl Koevoet said...

Are the three sentences supposed to include the book title and word count or are they just strictly the pitch?

Thanks in advance for clarifying!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Hi Cheryl! No, don't worry. You get to enter the title, genre, and word count in addition to the three-sentence pitch. :)