If you aren’t overly familiar with Twitter, you might not be sure what Twitter pitching events for writers are. During these events, you can pitch your work to literary agents using a hashtag. It’s an alternative to querying literary agents. If you’re struggling to get your work noticed, these events could be a good option, although they can be equally competitive depending on the size of the event. There are many different pitch contents out there, for various genres.
Can I take part if I haven’t finished writing my book yet?
Generally speaking, Twitter pitch events are for authors who have a completed manuscript and are seeking agent representation (or a publisher), so make sure you’ve finished your manuscript and revised it to the best of your ability first.
I’ve compiled a list of Twitter pitching events for writers to take part in. Some are held more frequently than others. Each event has its own rules and dates, so be sure to visit the event’s website or Twitter profile to find out more.
List of Twitter pitching events for writers
|National Northern Authors Day||UK-based pitching event for northern writers.
Writers can use #needadeal and #mybookpitch on the day of the event.
|Annually on July 1st.|
|#WMPit||Children’s fiction only.||Keep an eye on their contests page for dates.|
|#LGBTNPit||For queer, trans and nonbinary authors.||Annually.|
|#PitchWars and #PitMad||A Twitter pitching event and a mentoring scheme for all genres.||Closed as of February 2022. See here for founder Brenda Drake’s letter. I’ve left them in this list because they were massively influential for Twitter pitching and mentoring writers. It’s still worth looking at their resources and blog.|
|#RevPit (Revise & Resub)||Pitching contest to win a developmental edit.
Editing chats and writing events throughout the year, run by editors.
|Win feedback on your query letter and first five pages in #10queries.
Camp Rev Pit runs activities and games for writers alongside the other contest.
|Throughout the year. Watch their mini-events page for news.|
|#LatinxPitch||For children’s writers/illustrators belonging to the Latinx community.||?|
|#SFFPit||Sci-fi and fantasy pitching event.
Picture books, MG, YA, NA and adult fiction accepted.
|Seems to be annually.|
|#DVPit||Pitches from marginalized voices.
Separate events for adult fiction and non-fiction and YA/children’s fiction and non-fiction (including picture books).
|#IWSGPit||Most genres of fiction are covered, from children’s through to adult.||Seems to be annually.|
|#PitDark||For dark fiction: horror, psychological thrillers, dark fantasy, murder mysteries, etc.
MG, YA, NA and adult accepted.
|#MockPit||Practice your Twitter pitches with other writers; give and receive feedback.||Quarterly.|
|#PitchDis||For pitches from the disabled community.
Adult, YA and MG fiction, as well as graphic novels and picture books.
|Seems to be annually.|
|#PBPitch||For picture book authors.||February, June and October every year.|
|#PitchCB||Hosted by UK-based Curtis Brown.
A range of genres accepted, from children’s to adult commercial fiction.
|On pause for now. Keep an eye on their Twitter feed for announcements.|
|#FaithPitch||For Christian fiction and non-fiction.||Twice a year. Dates announced on their guidelines page.|
|#KissPitch||For authors of romance and women’s fiction (all subgenres accepted).||Annually.|
Other useful hashtags for writers
- #WritingCommunity (very active)
- #CPMatch (to find critique partners)
- #BetaReaders (to find beta readers)
- #NaNoWriMo and #CampNaNoWriMo for National Novel Writing Month
- #AskAgent and #AskEditor (agents and editors sometimes host Q&A sessions on Twitter, so these are good to watch!)
- #MSWL (manuscript wishlist), where you can find out what agents and editors are looking for – there’s an accompanying website too
- #WritersLift (support and uplift other writers)
If you’re aware of any events I’ve missed, please drop them in the comments below or contact me to let me know, and I’d be happy to add them!