Fishing at #PitMad

I’m reblogging one of my earlier posts since another #PitMad is here. Good luck to all those pitching.

Elsie Elmore

Photo Credit: Bill Gracey Photo Credit: Bill Gracey

Pitching your story to the publishing world and fishing share a common goal. Beyond the technicalities of location and line weight or genre and USP (unique selling point), it all comes down to the bait.  If you want them fighting over your hook, offer enticing bait.

Brenda Drake has organized another pitching event called PitMad on twitter. Tomorrow (January 8th) from 8am until 8pm various agents and publishers will stop by to see if anything at #PitMad catches their eye.

In 140 characters you must include your genre, the #PitMad hashtag and plot blurb that will stop traffic. It’s like packing for a monthlong trip in a shoebox…but it can be done. And while you are crafting one pitch, craft a second and a third. Test the waters with each, but keep in mind there are rules about pitching frequency. You’ll scare all the fish away…

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