If you’re wondering why my eyes are extra green today, #PitMad took place this week!
Organised by Pitch Wars, it’s an online pitching contest that gives writers the chance to grab agents attention.
It’s something I’ve always wanted to take part in but you need a complete, polished and unpublished manuscript to join in. I’m around 45-50k of the way through my book right now and let me tell you – it’s not complete, never mind polished!
But with PitMad comes #FakePitMad, the hashtag that brings us some of the world’s funniest pitches.
I had a long scroll and here are some of my faves from the past year of #FakePitMad!
On the I95 shoulder, the Barefoot Contessa and I see a Kate Gosselin type sobbing next to her minivan. Alarmed, we pull over.
"Can we drive you to a gas station?"
Out comes a gun.
"No," she says, climbing in. "We're going to speak to…the manager."
ANNA KAREN INA #FakePitMad
— Anna Sproul-Latimer (@annasproul) June 4, 2020
X-FILES meets CONTAGION
He is a leading epidemiologist.
She thinks it might be a hoax.
— Dante Medema (@DanteMedema) June 4, 2020
When a bartender finds a manuscript in his pub, the last thing he expected was to discover the author was his ex from college.
Can love get a second chance? Microbrews and major swoons. Find out in-
SECOND DRAFT. #FakePitMad
— Eric Smith (@ericsmithrocks) June 4, 2020
Young architect Wanda is the world’s worst shapeshifter—she can’t shift into animals, only objects! Architecture critic Laurie is ruthless, but hides a secret attraction to the inanimate. Do they end up *arch* enemies, or find common ground? Find out in: LOVE OBJECT. #FakePitMad
— LReedWalton (@LWriteWalton) June 4, 2020
Introverted Sharpie just wants so sit in his quiet drawer in the Oval Office with unread memos, but one day he's pulled out by an orange buffoon and unwittingly used to commit the crime of falsifying a weather projection.
Covered with fingerprints he's now on the run. #FakePitMad pic.twitter.com/X2akKZyQjd
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) September 5, 2019
Have you ever taken part in #PitMad? I’d love to know how you got on, or if you’re getting yourself ready for the next one!