Pitch On Submissions are OPEN!




Workshops for Get Your Pitch On will start on October 1, but you can send your pitches through now to secure your spot with a host blog. 

There is no date deadline for the workshops. Each blog has allocated a set number of pitches that they can host and once those spots are full then no more submissions will be taken. 

Important Rule: If you want to participate in a workshop, you must be prepared to comment on at least one other pitch. 

Also! For each critique you leave in the comments, you get an entry in the draw for one of eigh 10-page critique from me and workshop hosts Larissa HardestyStephanie DiazCatherine ScullyJodie AndrefskiPaula SangareTalynn Lynn and Kaitlin Adams. Please use the exact same names for all of your critiques. The opportunity ends October 14.      

How to submit: Email your draft pitch to pitchonws@gmail.com and include PitchOnWS and the title of the manuscript in the subject line. Pitches must follow the formatting as specified for the Get Your Pitch On contest. If you missed if before check out this post here and you can see the list of blogs participating here.

Draft pitches will be evenly distributed between host blogs. 

And interview with Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be coming up soon on my blog so that you have an idea what she's looking for before she takes your pitches both here on Down Under Wonderings and on my group blog YAtopia on October 15th. The exact contest opening times will be included in that post.

Have fun honing your pitches!



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Get Your Pitch On Workshop!




Hey everyone! I know I've been AWOL lately (a separate post on that will come), but as a re-launch of sorts I'm a participating blog of the Get Your Pitch On Workshop. This workshop is hosted by the lovely Down Under Wonderings and YAtopia. I'm so excited to be a part of this and you all should be too!

Here are the details brought to you by Sharon of DUW & YAtopia!

Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado (fabulous name if I do say so myself ;D), will be poised and ready to take your pitches both here on Down Under Wonderings and on my group blog 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 detail needs 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.
Your contest details should be formatted like this:
Name: Sharon Johnston
Email: smjohnston [ @ ] live.com.au
Country of residence: Australia
Title: SLEEPER
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word-count: 58,000 
Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Mishca Richardson is a sleeper soldier with a weak heart. She has no idea that a life saving heart transplant has accidentally triggered her programming. In the search for answers, she discovers the truth and that her creator, Wirth, has classified her remaining "sisters" from her experiment group as defective, scheduling them for termination. Mishca sets out to save them before they're eliminated.  
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. We have about twenty blogs (that's me!) who are ready to help you hone your pitch. These workshops start on October 1 and you can find the list of blogs participating here.  
I'm so excited to bring this competition. So now it's time for you to Get Your Pitch On!


So everyone get your pitches ready as the workshops begin October 1st! In the meantime spread the word about Get Your Pitch On--included is a button to spread the word and get involved! I can't wait to read everyone's pitches :D

                                                                              

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