Someone on Twitter asked if I was doing #Pitmad. Turns out its a quarterly thing - if an agent likes your pitch, it is an invitation to submit to them. Has anyone tried this? if so, was it a good or bad experience?
I've not done pitmad, mainly because I think it's American agents and I'm based in the UK. Not that you can't have a US agent but I don't think my writing will be picked up by an American agent - far too British.
I would say your elevator pitch needs to be extraordinarily strong to stand out. But if your have that well honed and fancy a go, why not? It can only be useful experience.
I've done other Twitter comps and had some really useful feedback on my submission package, so they can be good opportunities.
Thanks Lynn. I thought it was a US thing, but the person that asked me was a UK writer, so I'm not sure if Uk agents are getting involved. I hate writing pitches so it would probably be good for me to get the practice in!