The Canadian Literature Pitch on Twitter (i.e., #CanLitPit) is back and it’s happening on July 12, 2017. If you have a manuscript that’s been scrubbed and polished until it’s ready for its close-up, this is a great chance to get the attention of a number of established Canadian literary agents and publishers all at once FOR FREE. Participating publishers include Turnstone Press, Second Story Press, and Coteau Books, among others.
The deal is simple: On July 12, between 10 AM and 10 PM, you can tweet your mini-pitch(es) up to six times. Make sure to use the proper hashtags to indicate the age range and genre(s) that are most appropriate for your novel. If a publisher or literary agent clicks the “heart” (favourite) button on your pitch, you should submit your full manuscript following their submission guidelines.
What’s not so simple, however, is summing up your book in less than 140 characters. To help CanLitPit participants, DigiWriting will host a pitch writing workshop on its Facebook page. This will provide an opportunity for hopeful authors to post their pitches and get feedback from their peers as well as from the official CanLitPit editor, who currently happens to be yours truly. The workshop will be available as of Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
You can find the full list of publishers as well as the rules for participating at DigiWriting’s CanLitPit webpage.
Good luck and happy pitching!