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PitMad: June 3

PitMad, or #PitMid, is a quarterly event that runs on Twitter. It is a way to solicit agent-interest in a story. The rules are simple. You must fit your pitch, including several required tags, in 280 characters. Agents or publishers interested “LIKE” your pitch, and you go to their sites to learn how to submit.

I’ve done it a few times. I’ve never had any interest. Yesterday I put up a pitch for a WIP with a working title of Margaret Treacy. Another Irish immigrant in the 1870s with a series of jobs and an underlying love story. I liked the start but it did meander a bit, though a person looking at my Tweets wouldn’t know that. Alas, there was no interest, so I’m putting it on a back burner.