There’s a special Easter tradition throughout central and northern Croatia – making Easter Nests.  On the afternoon or eve of Easter Saturday children go out into the garden and collect leaves, grass, twigs, flowers and then make a “nest” for the Easter Bunny – that’s where he places his Easter-Egg-Presents. The children go to bed that eve wondering if the Easter Bunny will like or love their nest, because the best nest gets the best and biggest eggs!

#NestPitch is based on this idea where an author’s ‘pitch’ is the nest and the Easter Treats are the Agents requests.

But wait, there’s more.

The Agents ‘wear’ Secret Agent Bunny Masks so when they visit your pitch, you’ll not know which agent has liked your Nest Pitch enough to leave you a Treat.

So how does it work?

This will be an annual event and will (naturally) depend on when Easter falls each year.

This year (2014), the submission window will open on April 1st.

Once Submissions are closed, firstly the SLUSH BILBIES will go through the submissions and pick the top 100-120

Then the NEST BLOGGERS will each pick eight of  their best and brightest NESTS and post on their Blogs.

This year there are NINE BLOGGERS, that’s 72 opportunities!

After that, the SECRECT AGENT BUNNIES will jump from blog site to blog site & leave their Easter Treats.

But wait; there’s still more!

We also have MAGIC BUNYIPS!

Magic Bunyips are Agents who didn’t get a disguise, but after lurking around the blogs, they liked a few nests so much that they too leave a a treat or two.

For more information, and for more clues and surprises as well as a list of the Bloggers, the Bilbies and The Agents  check out the posts and follow us here so you’ll always be updated.

And now, just when you thought there was nothing more to add, this site will also update and add posts for other upcoming pitches… some now go here>>> and follow 🙂

See you there!

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  3. While I’m pretty sure I missed the window this year, I would like more info, and thought I’d ask my question here so EVERYONE could see the response.
    Around Easter, we send you stories that you use to compile “Nests” for the “Bunnies” to read and choose their favorites of?
    If that’s the case, that sounds like a FANTASTIC idea!


    • Hi there SonshineGreene 🙂
      The way it works is, those selected, the Mentor’s will help sharpen their pitch, query letter and first chapter. In some cases, if the Mentor has time and requests more, it could be more than one chapter. It is then up to the author to work on the rest of their manuscript to have it as polished as the first chapter.
      As far as what the Secret Agent Bunnies see & request, as you can imagine, there is no way for us to feature an entire chapter per selected author. Additionally you really DON’T want that as, in some cases, an agent and/or publisher may consider several 1000s of words “published” on a blog as a published work and may not want to take on the MS for that reason alone. Naturally this isn’t what anyone wants. A few 100, even a 1000 words featured is OK, beyond that it can be seen as Self Published Work.
      So what happens is, those selected by each Mentor will have their 35-word pitch and their first 300-words featured on the Mentor’s Blog. The Agents will then read the “pitches” and make requests. Anything from the first five pages to the entire Manuscript. There is no limit on the number of requests an agent can make or an author can receive. From there, it comes down to the work presented, the agents tastes and/or wish-list and (often) if the agent thinks they can sell this product to a publisher.
      In 2014 we got two agents go from request to offer of representation.
      Also, a lot of those who submitted to Nestpitch went on to be signed with an agent, either on their own (two authors selected agent participating in Nestpitch) and in one case an author got an offer from a publisher directly. All of those, and many others who entered other competitions, credited the lessons they learned in submitting to Nestpitch as helping them sharpen their submissions.
      Let me know if you have an other questions 🙂

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