Did you know that aspiring authors can pitch their work on Twitter? Okay, maybe you did. Clearly, I did not—or, it just didn’t fully fire through the ol’ brain synapses until today. Either way, I’m excited about it, which is good blog fodder.
Today, April 26, 2018, from 8 a.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET, post a one-, two-, or three-line summary of your adult fiction/non-fiction manuscript. Add the hashtag #DVpit.
“#DVpit is a Twitter event created to showcase pitches from marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing.” — #DVpit
Agents from around the world will be following #DVpit. If they are interested in learning more about your pitch, they will hit the heart-like button on your tweet. (Insert happy dance here.) Check out their Twitter page, see how they’d like to receive your manuscript, and research them to make sure they’re a good fit for you.
Yesterday, the #DVpit event was dedicated to children/teen fiction and non-fiction only. Today is for adult pitches only.
What if your background does not represent “marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing” per the #DVpit guidelines? Or what if you’re not ready to participate today? There are other events similar to #DVpit. Thanks to @RealLitBulbs for compiling and sharing this great list on Twitter.
Do you plan to participate? Hey, you just might find your agent on Twitter like this author did.