#PitMad Twitter Pitch Party Today . . . After the Madness!

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See the official #PitMad page here.

There’s a twitter pitch party on the Twitter hashtag #PitMad today, March 23rd, from 8AM to 8PM EST.

Get your twitter pitches ready and make sure to include all the appropriate hashtags, especially #PitMad, in your 140 character tweet-pitch. If you need help creating the perfect pitch, there’s a post about it on my website here: PITCHING ON TWITTER . . . 140 CHARACTER LOGLINES!

Or on Brenda Drake’s site here: The 35-word Twitter Pitch . . . Simplified

THE RULES . . .

Be polite and don’t say anything mean about a writer’s pitch. Please, don’t “like” any pitches. That’s only for agents. If you want to show support, reply with a comment or re-tweet the pitch. You can quote the tweet with your support or praise, or just re-tweet without quoting.

Any genre can be pitched. Pitch up to three times per day, per manuscript. It helps to pitch when you see an agent on the hashtag (throughout the day for a better response). Add #YA, #MG, #NA, #A, or #PB in your pitch to help the agents find the ones they represent. For more detail with your hashtags, see all of the hashtags here!

If your tweet is “liked” (or hearted) by an agent, please confirm they are a legitimate agent, search the agent’s feed, and see what the agent would like #PitMad participants to send them. Then send the requested materials.

QUESTIONS? Tweet or DM me at @HeatherCashman

For added fun, get some popcorn and scroll through the #fakepitmad pitches.

ALL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter and don’t want to hear all my #PitMad hosting mumbo-jumbo, feel free to Mute #PitMad from your feed and you won’t hear almost anything from me all day.

From the Twitter Help Site

How to mute words and hashtags

From the Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Go to your Notifications tab 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. Tap Muted words.
  4. Tap + Add muted word or phrase.
  5. Type in the words or hashtags you’d like to mute.
  6. Tap Save.
  7. Tap Done.
  8. You will see the mute icon  next to each entered word or hashtag.

From the Twitter for Android app:

  1. Go to your Notifications tab 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. Tap Muted words.
  4. Tap the plus icon 
  5. Type in the word or hashtag you’d like to mute.
    Note: Entries can only be added one a time.
  6. Select whether to enable this in Home timeline or Notifications, or both.
  7. Select whether this is Anyone or From people you don’t follow (for enabled Notifications only, tap Notifications to adjust).
  8. Tap For how long? and choose between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)
  9. Tap Save.
  10. You will see the muted icon  and the mute time period next to each entered word or hashtag.

Via twitter.com:

  1. Click Settings and privacy from your profile image drop-down.
  2. Click Muted words.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter the word or hashtag you’d like to mute.
    Note: Entries can only be added one a time.
  5. Select Home timeline if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Home timeline.
  6. Select Notifications if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Notifications.
    1. Specify From anyone or From only people I don’t follow.
  7. Under For how long? choose between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)
  8. Click Add.
  9. You will see the mute time period indicated next to each entered word or hashtag.


Via mobile.twitter.com:

  1. Go to your Notifications tab 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. Tap Muted words.
  4. Click +Add muted or phrase.
  5. Type in the word or hashtag you’d like to mute.
    Note: Entries can only be added one a time.
  6. If you wish to mute that word or phrase on your Home timeline, check the box.
  7. If you wish to mute that word or phrase from your Notifications, check the box.
    1. Select whether this is From anyone or From only people I follow (for Notifications only).
  8. Under For how long? choose between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)
  9. Click Save.
  10. You will see a muted button  and the mute time period next to each entered word or hashtag.

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