Pitch Events 2020 – Twitter and Beyond!

Hi all and welcome to this year’s list of Twitter pitch events (and beyond!). If you’re looking for how to write them, I’ve created a handy blog post here. If not, let’s move on to pitch events for 2020:

On Twitter

January 15th, 2020 #IWSGpit (open to all) http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-twitter-pitch.html?m=1

January 30th, 2020 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages) http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/

February 14th, 2020 (date TBD, Valentine’s Day likely) #KISSpitch (all subgenres of romance) https://allthekissing.com/kisspitch/

February 20th, 2020 #PBPitch (picture books) http://www.pbpitch.com/

February 2020 (date TBD) #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages) *please note the new website: https://www.faithpitch.com/ 

March 5th, 2020 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

April 22/23, 2020 #DVpit (two days for marginalized authors and illustrators – day one for kids/YA, day two for Adult, and artists and illustrators) https://www.dvpit.com/ 

May 21st, 2020 #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages) https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/

June 4th, 2020 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

June 25th 2020 #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages) https://www.faithpitch.com/ 

July 29th 2020 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages) http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/

September 3rd, 2020 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

October 26/27, 2020 #DVpit (two days for marginalized authors and illustrators – day one for kids/YA, day two for Adult, and artists and illustrators) https://www.dvpit.com/

October 29, 2020 #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages) https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/

November 12th 2020 #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages) https://www.faithpitch.com/ 

December 3rd, 2020 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

OFF TWITTER CONTESTS/PITCH EVENTS

Feb 7 open submissions, Author Mentor Match; matching authors to mentors in YA and Adult http://authormentormatch.com/

March 13th-editors announced, April 18-19th submission window #REVpit (open to all – more than a pitch contest, see rules) http://reviseresub.com/

June-September 2020 Pitch Wars

June 22 – Mentor Applications Open
July 8 – Mentor Applications Close
August 10 – Mentors Announced
September 12-26 – Mentor Wishlists Posted
September 27-29 – Submissions Open
November 7 – Mentees Announced
February 10-15 – Agent Showcase

https://pitchwars.org/

February 12-14, 2020 Savvy Authors Sweetheart Pitchfest* https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/2020-sweetheart-pitchfest.1385/

Spring 2020 (dates TBD) PB Party, information from 2019: http://www.michelle4laughs.com/2019/03/frequently-asked-picture-party-contest.html

May (dates TBD) #QueryKombat (open to all)  CANCELLED IN 2019, WILL MONITOR FOR RETURN IN 2020 ://www.michelle4laughs.com/2018/03/announcing-query-kombat-2018.html

Summer 2020 (dates TBD) Savvy Authors Summer Hot Pitchfest* RULES & GUIDELINES: https://savvyauthors.com/se-pitchrules/

*Savvy Authors has many pitch events throughout the year. Check their calendar in case I miss some: https://savvyauthors.com/savvyauthors-workshop-calendar/

If you know of any events I might have missed, feel free to let me know in the comments! Happy pitching!

Published by bperrywrites

Author of Give Me Grace, runner up in the 20-21 Rainbow Awards. Also the Reclamation Series, a human zombie story. I love all things sci-fi or horror. She/Her

5 thoughts on “Pitch Events 2020 – Twitter and Beyond!

    1. That’s very true, although according to most agents and agented authors, cold querying still works as well as it used to, and in most cases better than pitch contests. Although I’ve had one book published through a small press due to a pitch contest. It never hurts to put your pitch out there!

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