Since things are finally settling down a little, and we feel really good about our query/pitch, Kate and I decided to enter a few contests. This brought on a new challenge: finding all the contests out there and keeping track of all the dates, submission guidelines, and entries involved. Since I designated myself the official "contest captain" for our dynamic writing duo, I've been frantically hopping from blog to blog in order to compile all of this information into a manageable jumble of bookmarks, iCal alerts, and .docs. At one point I seriously considered mirroring my macbook screen to our 52" tv so I could see everything without inducing a massive migraine. I still might.
Whining aside, diving into the pitch contest circuit has been pretty fun, and it's a great way to feel proactive while you're waiting for agents to take a look at your query/submission. That being the case, I thought I'd help others join in on the fun by posting a few contests here.
- Feeling creative? Consider a shooting a video pitch for Laugh.Write.Play's Pitch Live contest!
- Three contests in October from the very productive Brenda Drake, including a Super Secret Pitch contest on October 15th-19th, and Trick or Treat with an Agent on October 24th.
- Get Your Pitch On at YAtopia starting October 1st with a pitch workshop. Entries can be posted on October 15th!
Go forth and pitch!