Sunday, 3 February 2013

Three Two One Pitch Contest Details: Meet the Agent

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 this Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th. Are you 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: February 8th and 9th.

ONE - One agent will judge and pick a winner.

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

And now it's time to meet our awesome judging literary agent: Myrsini Stephanides of the Carol Mann Agency! We're very happy to have such a wonderful agent judge our contest.

And now, on with the details:

Do not enter your pitch on this post. I will make an official contest entry post on February 8th, and entrants will post their three-sentence pitches (no run on sentences!) in the comments section of that post. At midnight on February 9th, I will turn off comments and no other entries will be accepted. The winner will get a full manuscript request!

This contest is open to unagented, completed and polished manuscripts in the genres of:

  • Offbeat, literary, and graphic YA
  • New Adult
  • Upmarket Women's Fiction with a twist
  • Commercial Fiction

NO middle grade, science fiction, or category romance.

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 Friday!


G. B. Miller said...

One question: Is there a minimum word count needed?

Dorothy Dreyer said...

For a novel? Or for the pitch?

There is no word count for the pitch. It just has to be 3 sentences (or less). A novel itself is generally at least 50K, but in this case acceptance will be at the agent's discretion.

G. B. Miller said...

Gotcha...well, that eliminates me, 'cause I'm shopping a novella around this year.

Oh well, maybe I'll have a novel finished for next year's resolution of getting a least one story published.