The submission window for NestPitch NOW OPEN, and will remain open for 24 hours 12-noon 1st April to 11.59am 2nd April (USA EST) There’s no cut off number. Everyone who submits during the window will make it into the contest.
All entries will receive a receipt. If you don’t, check with Nik Vukoja on Twitter @nestpitch and/or @nik_vukoja
Send your entries to nestpitch @ outlook .com (no spaces)
For formatting instructions and rules go to this post go to: http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/nestpitch-update-rules-conditions-whats-a-bilby-anyway/
NestPitch is a contest where participants email their 35-word pitches together with the first 300* words of their (finished) manuscript,(100-word for PBs).
The selected pitches will be featured on these blogs:
Brooke Powell www.thecakenovelist.blogspot.com
Kimberly P. Chase http://kimberlypchase.blogspot.com.au/
Jeffe Kennedy http://www.jeffekennedy.com/category/blog/
Tina Moss http://www.tinamoss.com/
Amanda Foody www.amandafoody.blogspot.com
Dannie Morin http://dcmorin.blogspot.com.au/
Sharon M Johnston http://downunderwonderings.blogspot.com.au/
Sharon Bayliss http://sharonbayliss.blogspot.com.au/
Stacey Nash http://www.staceynash.com/
Then agents, their identities hidden, will leave a request for pages, partials and/or fulls of the featured pitches.
Entries must be embedded within email (no attachments) with following:
Name: YOUR NAME
Title: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT
Genre: Category/Genre of Manuscript (i.e. NA Romance)
Word Count: (nearest 1000)
PITCH: 35-word (max) log-line
Answer to qu:
(question:in one sentence, max 15-words in the sentence: If my Main Character were an Easter Egg, what flavour would he be & why)
First 300-words of your manuscript. If the 300th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence. For Picture-book submissions please only submit 100-words. If the 100th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence.
(i) your manuscript has not been featured in another Pitch Competition in the past 12 months – that’s ANY pitch competition (not twitter pitches), from the period April 1st 2013 to 31st March 2014
(ii) your manuscript IS NOT published. This INCLUDES self-published.
Our Slush Bilbies & Nest Bloggers will read through the pitches and pick the top 72 pitches for the agent round; April 17th – 18th
We try to get a good mix of various genres, but the writing comes first. Basically, if the submissions aren’t ready, it’s in your best interest that we pass, the last thing anyone wants is your manuscript to be old & tired from “doing the rounds” before its ready.