Announcing the IWSG'S Twitter Pitch

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today is the March IWSG post day when all of us share our insecurities or offer encouragement to those in need of it. You can sign up to be part of the group here.

The co-hosts for this month's IWSG are Tamara NarayanPatsy CollinsM.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!

A couple of things: Remember the IWSG is now offering even more cool swag, so be sure to visit the Merchandise Page and get your stuff.

This month's question (optional) is: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

The answer to this question is sort of yes for me. The story I used wasn't that old, but I did have a paranormal short that I wrote for a Halloween challenge hosted by Denise Covey in 2013. It's been several years anyway, so when the opportunity came to be involved in a paranormal boxed set, I dusted off that story and expanded it into Phantasm. The experience was a good one and taught me that everything has its use with time. What about you? Have you reworked any manuscript from the past?

And we have good news, the IWSG will be hosting a Twitter Pitch Party!
Hashtag:  #IWSGPit
Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time

All writers and authors are invited to participate. Please see the rules below. as shared on the IWSG blog.

Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On July 27, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query. Sample Tweet from #PitMad:

Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents. 


Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every 1 hour per manuscript. 

Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)

Pitches must include GENRE/AGE and the hashtag #IWSGPit. 

#C - children’s
#MG - middle grade
#YA - young adult
#NA - new adult
#A - adult
#AD - adventure
#CF - Christian fiction
#CO - contemporary
#F - fantasy
#H - horror
#HI - historical
#LF - literary fiction
#MCT - mystery/crime/thriller
#ME - memoir
#NF - non-fiction
#PB - picture book
#PN - paranormal
#R - romance
#SF - sci-fi
#WF - women's fiction

List of participating publishers & agents will be shared soon. Please join us and spread the word! 

Here's hoping today will be a great day for you. With is being Ash Wednesday, I'm off to Mass. Catch you later!


  1. All my books are in the closet and need upgrades. Working on them.

    Thanks for the link to your blog.

  2. The Twitter pitch will be a lot of fun.

  3. Good that you were able to rework a story to a useful end.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  4. The Twitter activity sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!


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