1st Page Feedback Workshop (“friendly-fire-feedback”)

With Brenda Drake’s #Pitchwars less than two months away, and lets face it, who doesn’t want to be picked for Pitchwars right? I wanted to run a First-Page-Workshop. Now, if you don’t know who Brenda Drake is, or what #Pitchwars … Continue reading

Upcoming Competitions & Events …

Hello all,CatComputer2

In Australia, it’s officially the first day of winter today…

And judging by the constant rain, old-man-winter has finally settled here in Melbourne while spring/summer is at last thawing out my northern hemisphere friends. Nevertheless, our writing dreams and aspirations continue. Today’s post is to let people know of upcoming competitions and opportunities in June.

First off we have #Pitcharama, run by my good friends over at AussieOwnedandRead: http://aussieownedandread.com/

Pitcharama is now into its second year, matching authors in the YA & NA categories with a select group of publishers. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be from Australia to participate… it’s international!

General Info:

PITCHARAMA; matching Young and New Adult writers with some amazing boutique publishers.

1. You must have a completed, pitch-ready manuscript.

2. You must sign up to our list (coming soon).

3. You must post your 250 word pitch on your blog on June 16, 2014.ImageProxy

From there, the Aussie Owned and Read Team Members will each pick three of their favourite pitches to highlight on the blog and put in front of our team of Independent publishing partners who then may request to see more of your manuscript on June 27.

We will also have the Pitch Your Mate Bonus round, where a friend can promote your manuscript on their blog (details coming soon) for another chance to be selected.

So, what are you waiting for? Start sharpening those 250 word pitches, and make sure you keep your eyes on our blog for more details as they occur, including some of the success stories from 2013′s competition. Don’t forget to hashtag #Pitcharama on twitter so we can join in your conversations.

For more info go to the blog of The Aussie Owned and Read team and also follow the hosts…aside from being the hosts of Pitcharama, they are awesome authors and people too. http://aussieownedandread.com/2014/05/22/pitcharama-competition-announcement/

dancingSuper naturalNext we have the amazing Brenda Drake. *Brenda the Magnificent* has gone to a lot of trouble (and planning) & created an entire 12-month schedule. You’d be mad not to make not of the dates & upcoming events.

To view her calendar go to: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/05/contest-schedule-yep-im-getting-organized/ & if you’re not following Brenda’s blog or her on Twitter, seriously?

Together with US literary agents, Brenda will be taking a summer-break from competitions, with the first one in August/September 2014. Please note, Brenda will NOT be having a #Pitchmadness comp in September, instead changing the schedule, with #Pitch Wars now happening in the northern hemisphere autumn and the southern hemisphere spring.

I also strongly recommend keeping active on Twitter as there are more things coming up, including Twitter Pitch Parties etc.

Peace, Love and Rainy Sundays…out!