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the next #MoodPitch event on Thursday, April 6 at 8am ET!
What is #MoodPitch? Simply put, we are Twitter’s biggest pitch contest that’s open to all age categories, genres, and authors regardless of demographics. We provide this platform for authors of completed, polished, query-ready manuscripts to help connect with agents and publishers via a pitch contest that includes… MOODBOARDS! And we’re the only pitch event that includes nearly a week of pre-event activities to help you prepare your pitches and moodboards, polish your query submission materials, and break the ice by engaging with other participants from the writing community!
Moodboards are visually appealing images to help depict the tone and themes of your story. So many people love to make them and share them, but when we started this journey, there were no dedicated, actively running pitch contests to showcase them for any writer demographic, age category, and genre. Enter Kathleen Foxx, Jaimie Hunter, and Lula Lockwood, who founded #MoodPitch in 2021.
Our inaugural event was absolutely amazing! So many writers, agents, and publishers were out in full force on April 7, 2022. Our second event was on November 3, 2022 and it was even more incredible than the first one! We are working on updating the success stories and testimonials here!
We work hard behind the scenes to bring you this amazing pitch contest to help you on your way to traditional and indie publishing. Our mission is to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, so while we do have “guidelines” for our events, we do have one requirement: using ALT text on your moodboards so that your images are accessible to all. (Read more about that on our Guidelines page.)
As the landscape of Twitter has been changing, we know there is concern about what will happen to #MoodPitch going forward. We will be on Twitter as long as it’s still standing and a beneficial place to be. What’s crucial to us are our two most important goals: inclusivity and accessibility.
Agents and acqusitions editors heavily participate in the events, so please visit the Guidelines page to see who’ll be perusing your pitches. Our list includes agents and editors who have confirmed their participation—but please keep in mind that other agents and editors are welcome to participate, so you never know who you might get a like from! Also, check out the Resources and FAQ pages to learn more about the contest and how to pitch your work appropriately. Writers please note: this event is not for freelance editors to like your pitches and sell their services, so please do your due diligence in vetting the likes you get on your pitches before you send materials to anyone.
Good luck, writers!
NEW! Now you can subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you’re always up to date with all things #MoodPitch. We promise not to be spammy or give/sell your email address to anyone. In the event that Twitter takes a nosedive, we want to ensure you still have a way to stay in the loop so you don’t miss out on important updates and event information. We intend for this to go out approximately every month or two, with perhaps a bit less activity during the times in between events.
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Please read these guidelines before you participate in the pitch contest. Information for writers and agents/editors is listed here.
Don’t know what a pitch or moodboard is? Hop over to our resources page to help you get started crafting them.
Here are some popular questions about pitch contests. If you still have a question after reading through them, reach out to us here.
Kat had a chance to chat with Kathryn McClatchy on Authorpreneurs Unleashed Podcast about MoodPitch (and some other cool writerly things!). Check it out! 👇🏻
Authorpreneurs Unleashed with Kathryn McClatchy on March 12, 2023
Is pitching nerve-racking? Yes.
Is it an exciting way to get your work out there and give yourself a chance? Also yes!
If you’ve never participated in a pitch contest before, you’re going to love it. The best part about it is the connections you’ll make with other writers!