Introducing NestPitchPosted: March 20, 2014 Filed under: On writing | Tags: agents, contests, NestPitch, pitches, queries, writing 2 Comments
There’s a special Easter tradition throughout central and northern Croatia – making Easter nests. On the afternoon or eve of Easter Saturday children go out into the garden and collect leaves, grass, twigs, flowers and then make a “nest” for the Easter Bunny – that’s where he places his Easter egg presents. The children go to bed that eve wondering if the Easter Bunny will like or love their nest, because the best nest gets the best and biggest eggs!
NestPitch is based on this idea where an author’s ‘pitch’ is the nest and the Easter Treats are the Agents requests.
The submission window opens on 1st April.
Once Submissions are closed, firstly the SLUSH BILBIES will go through the submissions and pick the top 100-120. Then the NEST BLOGGERS will each pick eight of their best and brightest NESTS and post on their blogs.
After that, the SECRECT AGENT BUNNIES will jump from blog site to blog site and leave their Easter treats.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I AM A SLUSH BILBY! (A bilby is an adorable, long-eared, endangered Australian marsupial. You can of course see the resemblance…right?) You think I’d have learned from the madness that was Pitcharama how hard it is to choose between a whole bunch of awesome pitches. But no, apparently not.
In just over 24 hours, the Pre-Pitch Post clinic starts, for those of you that want to have someone look at your pitch. The details are here. And the rules for NestPitch are here.
If you’re wondering why the mix of Croatian and Australian, that’s because the host of the contest, Nikola Vukoja, is exactly that. Running these sorts of contests is hard, so show her the Twitter love here, mkay?
And if anyone wants to send me masses of chocolate on 1st April, I’d appreciate it. 🙂
Is this open to creative nonfiction?
great question and I’d love to say yes, but not this time, I had to keep it simple & best match potential submissions with agents.
I think there is a market for creative non-fiction & I believe there is the potential for it to be part of “fiction pitches” – but I have to say, try us next year – so sorry to say that. Nik.