Our third annual #KissPitch is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! We love helping authors connect with agents and editors. If you’re new to #KissPitch, here’s a quick-and-dirty breakdown of the event:
#KissPitch is a Twitter pitch event where Romance––and Women’s Fiction!––writers may “pitch” their finished work to industry professionals for consideration. Though a “favorite” during a pitch event is in no way a guarantee an agent/professional will request further material, it may help you climb through the slush pile more quickly.
For a full description, and to see all the nitty-gritty rules and details, be sure to check out the #KissPitch page.
#KissPitch 2020 Preparation
Whether this is your first time or your third time (or heck, even your second), you’ll want to make sure your pitches are nice and shined for the big day! So, to make things easier, we’ve gone ahead and pulled some of our favorite articles to help you edit, polish, and polish again those lovely words of yours.
- Pitching a Novel in Person—What You Need to Know — While #KissPitch is a Twitter-based event, these in-person tips can certainly help!
- #KissPitch 2018: A Guide to Hashtags, Pitches and Etiquette — Yes, it’s from 2018, but some advice is tried and true. Just be sure to check the updated rules for 2020.
- Editing Advice From Pitch Wars Mentors — Still fine-tuning that manuscript? No problem. Check out these tips from Pitch Wars mentors to keep your editing game strong.
- 7 Self-Editing Tips for Your Romance Novel — These seven tips are great for editing across the board, even those small-scale, 280-character-count pitches.
- How to Craft the Picture-Perfect Twitter Pitch — For a non-ATK resource, check out this MSWL guide on writing the perfect Twitter pitch!
There are plenty of additional resources out there, so be sure to do everything in your power to tighten those words before Feb. 14 rolls around! And if you want a second set of eyes on your pitch, think about joining our All The Kissing Facebook community. Plenty of people are swappin’ words and polishing their pitches!