This is a follow-up post to the last #PitchCB in January. Last month’s results showed a clear tendency for CB favorites to be for Thriller/Mysteries from “near to UK” geographically-based authors. I’m very curious to see if this trend continues, because last month’s prize was for Discovery Day, which was an in-person pitch event in the UK. (Click here to read Jan’s results posting with details.) I don’t know if that influenced their choice in favorites, so let’s find out how this month went.
Since this event spanned two days, it was a bit more difficult to track down favorites. This list is generated by the live Twitter feed and is not intended to be an official record.
For this contest, it looks like we only had one agent keeping an eye out for Twitter pitches. And this contest ran simultaneously with Discovery Day. While exciting, I do think it limited the amount of time CB could spend on Twitter. That or they just didn’t see much they liked. While picky given that there were hundreds of pitches, that’s completely allowable!
Favorited by Rebecca Ritchie (@)
M.L Villax @MLVillax London, UK#PitchCB Abby hears voices. Abby sees things. Abby is crazy. But Abby isn’t who she thinks, nor is her reality. Now Abby is being hunted.
Sadly, that’s all I could find in the mass of Twitter. If you know of any winning pitches I missed please let me know by leaving a comment. I’m pretty sad if this is all there is!!
I’m fine with the genre prejudice, but CB is an international company. I’d love to know why they’re exclusively favoriting Londoners. I tweeted Rebecca if she considers non-UK based authors. Here is the exchange: