Have you written but not sold a science fiction/fantasy novel? You can pitch it to agents on Twitter on 30 Jan

Have you written but not sold a science fiction/fantasy novel? You can pitch it to agents on Twitter on 30 Jan

I recently wrote about

The writers community on Twitter

and one thing I said was this:

“…It clearly helps people when you follow them. If you were an unpublished author trying to attract an agent (that’s another thing this community facilitates…connecting authors with editors and agents, since all three groups may use it), and you had a million Twitter follows, that’s a point of evidence that you already have a built-in audience.”

Tomorrow (as I write this), 30 January is a recurring day set up for just this purpose.

In 2014

Dan Koboldt (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

an author of science fiction, and

Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres (at AmazonSmile*)

started #SFFPit (Science Fiction/Fantasy Pitch, I assume), based on

@BrendaDrake’s #PitMad

The basic idea is that authors pitch their completed but unsold science fiction/fantasy novels in a single tweet (well, you can tweet once per hour during the ten hour period…8:00 AM Eastern to 6:00 PM Eastern), and agents can read through the tweets (which are identified by the #SFFPit hashtag), and possibly express interest.

As you can imagine, to make this successful (communicating enough information for potential agents without a lot of extraneous noise), there have to be very specific guidelines for how it is done and abbreviations to be used. You can see all of that here:


If you are an author with a completed but unsold SFF novel, and/or an agent (hey, some people are both), I strongly recommend you read every word of the above page before pitching.

If you do pitch, good luck! I’d really appreciate you letting me know if you have success, especially if you first heard about it here. Even if you don’t have success, I’d be interested to hear about your experience. Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.

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* I link to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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