A Twitter pitch is a short and catchy “what my book is about”. Think of it as an elevator pitch but with the word count constrains of Twitter. For our event, #LatinxPitch, you also need to leave room for hashtags for your genre (#PB, #CB, #MG, #GN, #YA) or if you are #Agented.
- Remember to add our hashtag #LatinxPitch either at the beginning or end of your tweet.
- Your manuscript should be ready to go when you participate on this event. Sure, you could still polish it and make revisions, but the story has to be finished. We’re not pitching ideas, but complete manuscripts.
- Write your pitch several days in advance and include hashtags to see how many characters you have. Twitter allows up to 280 characters including spaces.
- You may want to use Twitterdeck to keep track of likes and retweets of your pitch. Learn more HERE
- Polish your pitch and keep it simple. Your tweet should capture the heart of your story and present it in a compelling way.
- When an agent or editor favorites your tweet, go to this person’s page and look for their guidelines for submission.
- Keep in mind that even if an agent or editor picks your pitch, there’s no guarantee they will offer you a contract. But at least you would have a opportunity to show your work.
- Have fun! Get to know other Latinx writers, follow their work, and if you can, buy their books (or request them at your library). Representation works only when we work actively towards it!