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Early Details On PitDark May 2023

Pitch Date: May 25th, 2023 Prizes: A book contract from a publisher; contracts vary between publishers. Generally royalties with the possibility of an advance. Themes: Darker literature (horror, or other forms of fiction that are dark or are mixed genres. Welcome to #PitDark, the only Twitter pitching contest for dark literature! #PitDark is the first and only Twitter pitch event to highlight literature of a “darker” nature. Importantly, this is not limited to horror works; however, any pitched manuscript must contain an element of horror or darker writing. Examples of such categories include pure horror novels, dark fantasy, murder mysteries, psychological horror stories, non-fiction works about darker subjects, etc. MG, YA, NA, and adult age categories are welcome. The next #PitDark will take place on May 25, 2023. You can find the agents and publishers that participated in previous #PitDark events here. Please follow the @PitDark_ Twitter account for up-to-date information about the event. The Basics The contest will happen on Twitter under a common hashtag (#PitDark). During a 12-hour window on the chosen day, authors with completed manuscripts who are seeking representation or publication can tweet a pitch for their books (at most, once per hour). Agents and publishers will make requests by marking pitches as a like on Twitter. If your tweet is liked, please follow the agent or publisher’s submission guidelines. General Pitch Party Rules Pitch limit. Please do not pitch more than once an hour, per manuscript. Time-frame: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern. Please do not pitch before or after this twelve-hour period. Please follow these guidelines to keep this event fair to everyone involved! When to Pitch This event happens biannually. The next #PitDark is scheduled for May 25, 2023. On pitch day, we will go from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern. What to Pitch Participants get one pitch per hour, per manuscript. This contest...