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 2022. You may not be able to control getting an agent, but pitch contests and mentorship contests are a great way to meet other writers, and hone your skills!
Note some of these contests are for specific groups of marginalized or underrepresented authors. Please visit the links provided for specific time and guidelines for each contest.
DATE TBD, 2022 #10queries (open to all, query and first five pages contest) https://reviseresub.com/mini-events
January 26th, 2022 #IWSGpit (open to all) http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-twitter-pitch.html?m=1
February 17th, 2022 #PBPitch (picture books) http://www.pbpitch.com/
February 24th, 2022 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages) http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/
March DATE TBD, 2022 #pitmad (no longer running) https://pitchwars.org/the-future-of-pitch-wars-and-pitmad/
March DATE TBD, 2022 #FaithPitch (Faith-based fiction and non-fiction/all ages) https://www.faithpitch.com/
April 14th, 2022 #LGBTNpit (for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors) https://lgbtnpit.com/
April 29th, 2022 #WMpitch (children’s fiction–MG, YA, PB) https://write-mentor.com/2020/04/19/wmpitch
May 5th, 2022 #APIpit (Asian/Pasifika writers and illustrators) https://apipit.com
May 19th, 2022 #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages) https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/
June 1st, 2022 #canlitpit (for Canadian authors) https://writingcommunity.ca/canlitpit/
June DATE TBD, 2022 #pitmad (NO LONGER RUNNING) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/
June 23rd, 2022 #PitchDis (for disabled authors) https://www.pitchdis.com/
NEW DATE: August 1st & 2nd, 2022 #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/
August 25th, 2022 #SFFpit (sci-fi and fantasy/all ages) http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/
September DATE TBD, 2022 #pitmad (NO LONGER RUNNING) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/
September 15th, 2022 #LatinxPitch (for creators of kidlit, PB to YA,who belong to the Latinx community) https://latinxpitch.com/
September 21st & 22nd, 2022 #PitBLK (two days for Black authors and illustrators – day one for PB, Chapter books, MG, and YA, day two for Adult fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and art) pitblk.com
October 20th, 2022 #Pitdark (open to authors of darker genres/all ages) https://jasonhuebinger.com/pitdark/
November 3rd, 2022 #MoodPitch (open to all, mood boards) https://moodpitch.org/
December DATE TBD, 2022 #pitmad (NO LONGER RUNNING) http://pitchwars.org/pitmad/
OFF TWITTER CONTESTS/PITCH EVENTS
January 12th-14th submission window Author Mentor Match; matching authors to mentors in MG, YA, and Adult http://authormentormatch.com/
Feb-June 2022, #REVpit (open to all—more than a pitch contest, see rules) https://reviseresub.com/annual-contest/schedule
- February 25th: Editors announced
- February 28- March 11: #MeetTheEditors sessionsDetailed schedule coming soon!
- March 17- March 20th: Submission window opensThe submission window opens at 12pm EDT on March 17th and will remain open until 7pm EDT on March 20th.
- March 17- March 31st: First Reader Round
- March 21- March 31st: #AskEditor sessionsDetailed AskEditor schedule coming soon!
- April 1st- April 13th: #10Queries sessionsEditors will tweet out #10Queries throughout the two weeks. Watch your chosen editors’ tweets and the #RevPit feed for schedules and details.
- April 14th: Editor picks announced!Author-editor teams announced beginning at noon EDT.
- April 14th-June 13th: Author-editor teams work on revisions for 8 weeks
- June 13th: Showcase goes live!Agent-ready queries and pages shared on the #RevPit website
Jan-September 2022, schedule TBD Write Mentor (open to PB, CB, MG, YA for mentoring) https://write-mentor.com/2021-writementor-summer-programme/
- TBD—Mentor chats on Twitter
- TBD—Mentee application window
- TBD—Mentor-Mentee announcement
- TBD—Agent showcase
June-September 2022, schedule TBD Pitch Wars (no longer running) https://pitchwars.org/the-future-of-pitch-wars-and-pitmad/
- TBD—Mentor Application Window Opens
- TBD—Mentor Application Window Closes
- TBD—Mentors Announced
- TBD—Pitch Wars Mentor Wishlist Blog Hop
- TBD—(12:01 pm EDT): Mentee Submission Window Opens
- TBD—(10 pm EDT): Mentee Submission Window Closes
- TBD—Pitch Wars Mentees Announced
- February 9-14, 2022: Agent Showcase (for 2021 PW mentees)
- 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 16th-18th, 2022 Savvy Authors Sweetheart Pitchfest* (open to all) https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/2022-sweetheart-pitchfest.1756/
Spring 2022 (dates TBD) PB Party (picture books) https://mindyalyseweiss.com/pbparty-annual-contest/
October 26-28th 2022, Savvy Authors Autumn Pitchfest (open to all) https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/2022-autumn-pitchfest.1844/
*Savvy Authors has many pitch events throughout the year. Check their calendar in case I miss some: https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/categories/special-events.15/
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!
#KISSPITCH twitter thread from the host: https://twitter.com/KissPitch/status/1455928807970557961?s=20
#Pitmad and Pitch Wars https://pitchwars.org/the-future-of-pitch-wars-and-pitmad/