Wednesday, September 26, 2012

International Pitch Comp - GET YOUR PITCH ON for a Real Live Editor!

My online buddy and author S. M.Johnston has a fabulous opportunity for you:

Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be poised and ready to take your pitches on Sharon's blogs Down Under Wonderings and YAtopia on October 15th.

Marisa is looking for YA in any genre and is accepting submissions from any where in the world. It's your chance to skip the slush pile and put your pitch right under the nose of a fantastic editor. There's even better news - there is no limit on how many requests Marisa will make from the contest.

Here's the rules:
  • Your manuscript must be complete, polished and ready to query - this means no first drafts or almost finished manuscripts.
  • It must be YA.
  • When the contest goes live on October 15th, post your entry details in the comments section of either YAtopia or Down Under Wonderings - each blog is accepting 100 entries only.
  • Your entry details need to include a 50 - 70 word pitch.
  • You can enter more than once if you have more than one complete, polished, ready to query manuscript.
Go here to find out exactly how your pitch should be formatted, and where to send it.


Just as it's important to get someone else to look over your manuscript before you query, it's a good idea to get feedback on your pitch before you post. Sharon has organized about twenty blogs who are ready to help you hone your pitch. These workshops start on October 1 and you can find the list of the participating blogs here.


  1. This looks great! I'm so glad I stumbled on to your blog. Congrats on the agent!

  2. What an awesome opportunity. Tweeting this now!