Welcome back to the analysis of winning tweets! #Pitmad is always a plethora of pitches, agents, and editors. And as such, the best opportunity to see a live picture of what agents and editors are looking for NOW!
For an overview of #Pitmad, please visit the host blog: http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/
Basic rules are (3) pitches allowed per project and the contest runs for 12 hours from 8AM EST to 8PM EST on the day of the event. The polite rules are only agents and editors should favorite tweets and no one else should favorite or retweet. The #Pitmad feed is clogged enough as it is! Plus getting a favorite from a fan is nice, but kind of a let down at the same time if you thought it was an editor or agent!
If your tweet wins a favorite, this means that agent or editor is interested in your work and would like you to query them. Be sure to research before submitting that you are comfortable with the agency or press which has expressed interest (you don’t have to query) and look for tweets from the person who favorited you for submission instructions. There might be a special prize of critique or feedback, and if not you get a special boost above the slushpile by being able to show in your submission that your pitch already caught their eye. The agent or editor will be inclined to already have a positive outlook on your submission, and that’s golden!
Disclaimer: Below are a list of winning tweets, and are in no way an official or complete list. PB and MG are not included since that is not a focus of this blog. If a tweet was favorited multiple times, it is only shown once in this list. #Pitmad is enormous, so I’ve only grabbed a handfull of tweets to analyze here. If your tweet won a favorite and you’d like me to add it to the list, simply contact me or leave a comment.
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Here we go!
My winning tweet favorited by Curiosity Quills Press and Kelly (CorvisieroLit). Happy and humbled!