Have you heard about Pitch, Bitch? I first saw a tweet that contained the hashtag #pitchbitch at the Emerging Writers Festival 2014. It was an interview with Estelle Tang for Kill Your Darlings about an initiative to promote and encourage women to pitch their work for publication.
Since reading about Pitch, Bitch online, I’ve discovered a lot of publishers and editors are getting involved too. The pitch, bitch tumblr has great interviews with editors on what not to do. They are encouraging women to stop everything and sit down for one day a month to work on their pitches, bitches.
What is it?
It is an informal mentoring resource. Pitch Bitch is a day when lady writers are encouraged to put everything else aside and focus on pitching; whether that be learning about how to pitch, submitting a pitch for publication, editing their pitches or sharing information they found useful to other writers.
Writers are encouraged to spend time working on or submitting literary pitches. ‘Pitch, Bitch day is a gentle, friendly exhortation to female writers to, on that day, send out, research or work on a pitch.‘ Tang. It is a day when lots of information regarding pitches is posted on websites, other peoples blogs and Social Media.
When is it?
Pitch, bitch is held on the first Wednesday of every month – 2nd of July 2014 – 6th August 2014…etc
How is Manuscrapped getting involved?
To celebrate Pitch Bitch day – the international love day for lady pitches – we will be accepting pitches from emerging writers all day. We are inviting Lady Pitches about what it is like to be an Emerging Writer in Australia, right now. We are looking for stories of your successes and failures, what you have learnt and where you go for help; anything you think will be helpful to another Emerging Writer.
Submit your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Reading –
Pitch Bitch founder Estelle Tang being interviewed by Veronica Sullivan for Kill Your Darlings.
This is the Pitch Bitch Head Quarters. It contains great articles, inspiration and help for you to put your best pitch forward.
everyone writing about their pitches on twitter, some great opportunities from publishes and editors supporting the day of lady pitching….
The lovely people at Writers Bloc wrote about Pitch, Bitch on it’s very first day. Read about it here.