Pitch Events 2021 — 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 2021. Notice a couple BRAND NEW contests for specific, marginalized communities!

On Twitter

January 15-29th, 2021 #10queries (open to all, query and first five pages contest) https://reviseresub.com/mini-events/january-2021-10queries

January 20th, 2021 #IWSGpit (open to all)  http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-twitter-pitch.html?m=1

February 3rd, 2021 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages) http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/

February 11th, 2021 #PBPitch (picture books) http://www.pbpitch.com/

March 4th, 2021 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

March 25th, 2021 #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages)  https://www.faithpitch.com/ 

NEW EVENT April 15th, 2021 #LGBTNpit (for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors) https://lgbtnpit.com/

NEW EVENT May 4th, 2021 #APIpit (Asian/Pasifika writers and illustrators) https://apipit.wordpress.com/

May 6th, 2021 (COVID delayed) #KISSpitch (all subgenres of romance) https://allthekissing.com/kisspitch/

May 7th, 2021 #WMpitch (children’s fiction–MG, YA, PB) https://write-mentor.com/2020/04/19/wmpitch

May 20th, 2021 #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages) https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/

June 3rd, 2021 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

NEW EVENT June 22nd, 2021 #PitchDis (for disabled authors) https://www.pitchdis.com/

July 28th, 2021 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages)  http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/

September 2nd, 2021 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

NEW EVENT September 15th, 2021 #LatinxPitch (for creators of kidlit, PB to YA,who belong to the Latinx community) https://latinxpitch.com/

September 30th, 2021 #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages)  https://www.faithpitch.com/ 

NEW EVENT Fall 2021 (date TBD) #WMPitch (children’s fiction, PB to YA, all genres) this info is for 2020, it includes the rules https://write-mentor.com/2020/04/19/wmpitch/

October 2021 (date TBD) #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 2021 (date TBD) #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages)  https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/

December 2nd, 2021 #pitmad (open to all) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

OFF TWITTER CONTESTS/PITCH EVENTS

Author Mentor Match; matching authors to mentors in YA and Adult (submissions already closed. They went early this year!) http://authormentormatch.com/

March-June 2021 #REVpit (open to all—more than a pitch contest, see rules) https://reviseresub.com/annual-contest/schedule

  • March 5th—editors announced
  • April 10-11th—submission window
  • April 12-23rd—REVpit #10queries
  • April 26th—Editor picks announced
  • April 27-June 1st—teams work on revisions
  • June25th—showcase

Jan-September 2021 Write Mentor (open to PB, CB, MG, YA for mentoring) https://write-mentor.com/2021-writementor-summer-programme/

  • April 12-14th — Mentor chats on Twitter
  • April 15-16th—Mentee application window
  • April 30th—Mentor-Mentee announcement
  • September 3-10th — Agent showcase

June-September 2021 Pitch Wars (open to all—more than a pitch contest, see rules) https://pitchwars.org/

  • June 21, 2021: Mentor Application Window Opens
  • July 7, 2021: Mentor Application Window Closes
  • August 9, 2021: Mentors Announced
  • September 11-25, 2021: Pitch Wars Mentor Wishlist Blog Hop
  • September 26, 2021 (12:01 pm EDT): Mentee Submission Window Opens 
  • September 30, 2021 (10PM EDT): Mentee Submission Window Closes 
  • November 6, 2021: Pitch Wars Mentees Announced
  • February 9-14, 2022: Agent Showcase
    • February 9: Adult entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 10: MG entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 11: YA entries are live on the Pitch Wars site

February 10-12, 2021 Savvy Authors Sweetheart Pitchfest* (open to all) https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/2021-sweetheart-pitchfest.1584/

Spring 2021 (dates TBD) PB Party (picture books) http://www.michelle4laughs.com/

Summer 2021 (dates TBD) Savvy Authors Summer Hot Pitchfest* (open to all) 

*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 and good luck this year!

Published by bperrywrites

Author of the Reclamation trilogy, a post-zombie story. Unbridled enthusiasm for Supernatural, Timeless, Star Trek, and all things sci-fi or horror.

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