26 November, 2022

#PitMad Pitch Party Returns Sept. 2

For unagented writers seeking representation, be sure to check out the Twitter-based pitch event, #PitMad, where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Sub-hashtags, such as #YA, #NF, and #UF, are added to categorize pitches, and agents and acquiring editors make requests by a liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch. All unagented writers are welcome to take part and all genres/categories are welcome. The next #PitMadTwitter Pitch Party will be held Thursday, September 2, 8AM – 8PM EDT.

#PitMad is a program of Pitch Wars, a mentoring program of published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns who choose one writer each, read their manuscript, and offer suggestions to prepare the work for an agent showcase. The mentor also helps edit their mentee’s pitch and query letter for submitting to agents.

More information on #PitMad Pitch events can be found here.


  • Lauren Alwan

    Lauren Alwan’s fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Southern Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, in the Bellevue Literary Review. She is the recipient of a First Pages Prize, the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and.a citation of Notable in Best American Essays. Her essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, World Literature Today, The Rumpus, The Millions, Writer's Digest, and others. She is a prose editor at the museum of americana, an online literary review. Follow her on Twitter at @lauren_alwan and learn more at www.laurenalwan.com