• Rachael Clarke

TWITTER PITCH CALENDAR FOR 2022



For everybody out there with a completed novel, or nearly completed novel, who has heard about all of these mysteriously intriguing Twitter pitch events... Well, this blog post is for you.


I finished drafting my sci-fi western novel #RaceToNovus this past November, and in the months since, I’ve been madly editing the manuscript in order to reach the next stage. To pitch the book and query agents. Of course, there are several more steps for me to accomplish before I can seriously think about pitching my novel (editing, sending to beta readers, editing, more editing), but I’m truly chomping at the bit to get to that point. Hopefully, by the end of 2022. *crosses fingers*


Thinking about the excitement of querying and pitching is what led me to think... why not compile all of the opportunities that exist for novelists in one place? I knew for a fact I wouldn't be the only one who’d love to have a comprehensive list at my fingertips. So, that's exactly what I did. Now, with that said, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of this blog post, shall we? Let’s talk about Twitter Pitch events/parties. What are they? Who’s eligible to participate? How can I find a list of them? When are they? Read on, friends.


1) What are they? Pitch parties are held on Twitter using a specific hashtag. Authors can pitch their manuscripts directly to agents who are present and reading pitches for that event.


2) Who’s eligible to participate? It’s important to read the guidelines posted for each event, as they all have differences. Some are for specific persons, while others focus on specific genres.


3) How can I find a list of them? Look no further! I’ve compiled a list for you here.


4) When are they? In the list below, I’ve also included the dates and times (if known).


NOTE: Please make sure to check out each of the events listed below for yourselves to ensure they’re a good fit for your work, and to ensure there’s been no schedule changes.

Click on each event name for more details.


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LIST OF TWITER PITCH PARTIES FOR 2022

(plus a few non-Twitter events):



JANUARY


Jan 12-14: Author Mentor Match (mentee submission window open). This is a non-Twitter event where un-agented authors are matched up with writing mentors.


Jan 26 (8am - 8pm EST): #IWSGPit - This is a Twitter pitch event for all un-agented authors. This event includes every genre and age category.


FEBRUARY


Feb 16-18 (9am - 11:59pm EST): Savvy Authors Pitchfest. This is a non-Twitter event where you can pitch finished novels to participating agents, editors, or publishers.


Feb 17 (8am - 8pm EST): #PBPitch - This Twitter pitch event is exclusively for authors with picture books.


Feb 24: #SFFPit - This Twitter pitch event is for authors with science fiction and fantasy novels (open to all age categories).


Feb 28 to Mar 4: Pass or Pages Query Contest. This is a non-twitter event where you can win feedback from agents about your query, specifically, whether they would pass or request pages. There are three rounds throughout the year. Round 2 starts in July, and round 3 in September.


Feb TBD (8am - 8pm EST): #MockPit - This Twitter pitch event is for writers to practice their Twitter pitches. Authors can tweet their pitches and are also encourage to give constructive critique to others. This event is typically held quarterly (possibly also May, Aug, and Nov), however no dates for 2022 have been announced yet.


MARCH


Mar 3: #Pitmad - Please note that Pitmad/Pitchwars events are no longer taking place.


Mar TBD (8am - 6pm CST): #FaithPitch - This Twitter pitch party is geared exclusively toward authors with faith-based works of fiction or non-fiction. This event typically occurs twice a year, the 2nd event occurring around September, however no dates for 2022 have been announced yet.


Mar 17-20 (submission window open): #RevPit - A non-Twitter contest where authors submit for a chance to win a developmental edit from a professional editor on a fiction manuscript. Note: there are mini-events and lots of Twitter involvement surrounding this event.


APRIL


Apr 1: #CampNanoWrimo - This is a non-Twitter event where authors can focus on completing any writing project (set your word-count goal and join camp groups) by the end of the month.


Apr 1: #CookiePitch (formerly TacoPitch) - This is a real twitter pitch event where authors share fake picture book pitches. These are not books you'd actually write or submit... this is all for fun and isn't associated with agents or editors. However, there's still a chance to win manuscript critiques, or other similar prizes.


Apr 14 (8am - 8pm EST): #LGBTNPit - This Twitter pitch event is for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors (with a special focus on trans and nonbinary people) to pitch their completed, unpublished manuscripts to agents/editors.


MAY


May 5 (8am - 8pm EST): #APIPit - This is a Twitter pitch event for Asian/Pasifika writers and illustrators during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


May TBD (8am - 8pm EST): #pitdark - This is a Twitter pitch event specifically for novels of a “darker” nature (manuscripts must contain an element of horror or dark writing). Adult, MG, YA, and NA age categories are all welcome.


May: #Mockpit (Date TBD) - See February for description.


JUNE


Jun 23 (8am - 8pm EST): #PitchDis - A Twitter pitch event created to allow un-agented disabled authors a chance to pitch their complete fiction or non-fiction novels to agents and editors.


JULY


July 1: #CampNaNoWriMo - This is a non-Twitter event where authors can focus on completing any writing project (set your word-count goal and join camp groups) by the end of the month.


July 4—8: Pass or Pages Query Contest - This is a non-twitter event where you can win feedback from agents about your query, specifically, whether they would pass or request pages. There are three rounds throughout the year. Round 2 starts in July, and round 3 in October.


AUGUST


Aug TBD (8am - 8pm EST): #DVpit - This is a Twitter pitch event created to showcase pitches from unagented, marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing. This may include (but is not limited to): Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC); disabled persons (includes neurodivergence and mental illness); people on marginalized ends of the cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying within LGBTQIA+; and more. This is only for adult fiction/nonfiction, artists & illustrators.


Aug: #Mockpit (Date TBD) - See February for description.


SEPTEMBER


Sept TBA (8am - 8pm CST): #LatinxPitch - A Twitter pitch event for all Latino/Latine/Latinx authors and/or illustrators (agented or unagented) of children's literature (kidlit).


Sept TBA (8am - 6pm CST): #FaithPitch- This Twitter pitch party is geared exclusively toward authors with faith-based works of fiction or non-fiction. Date has not been announced yet.


OCTOBER


Oct 5: #KidLitGN - This is a Twitter pitch event for writers and illustrators of graphic novels and/or graphic books for children (Middle grade or younger), offering a chance to get their manuscripts seen by agents and editors.


October 3-7: Pass or Pages Query Contest - This is a non-Twitter event where you can win feedback from agents about your query, specifically, whether they would pass or request pages. There is three rounds throughout the year. This is the third and last round for 2022.


October TBA (8am - 8pm EST): #pitdark - This is a Twitter pitch event specifically for novels of a “darker” nature (manuscripts must contain an element of horror or dark writing). Adult, MG, YA, and NA age categories are all welcome.


October TBA (8am - 8pm EST): #DVpit - This is a Twitter pitch event created to showcase pitches from unagented, marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing. This is only for adult fiction/nonfiction, artists & illustrators.


NOVEMBER


Nov 1: #Nanowrimo - This is a non-Twitter event where authors can focus on completing a novel or novel-length project (50k words) by the end of the month.


Nov 1: #Mockpit (Date TBD) - See February for description.


DECEMBER


Dec 1: #Pitmad - These events are longer being held.


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Well, that about sums things up. If anybody reads this and knows of other similar opportunities, please feel free to share it in the comments. I can definitely update this list.

Also, if you like to find inspiration in unique places, make sure to check out my latest publication (written under my pen name R.A. Clarke), Oh, That's Good... 52 Writing prompts you never knew you needed. But seriously... You do. Not only is a fun and motivational prompt book for writers of speculative fiction, but it also makes a perfect gift for the special writer(s) in your life. Click the link below for more details, or to purchase. https://www.amazon.com/Oh-Thats-Good-Writing-seriously/dp/1777121949/


Thanks for stopping by! Please consider subscribing to my blog, and feel free to check out my short fiction on my website (www.rachaelclarkewrites.com). I wish you all happy writing and submitting!


Rachael Clarke

February, 2022

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