Friday, 11 January 2013

Heads up for the Next Three Two One Pitch Contest

So you think you can pitch? Once again we'll be giving aspiring writers everywhere a chance to pitch to a literary agent. The next Three-Two-One pitch contest takes place February 8th and 9th. This gives you all about one month to get your manuscripts and pitches ready. Just a reminder to those who haven't participated before, a Three-Two-One pitch contest goes like this:

THREE - Pitch your story in only three sentences.

TWO - Two days to enter: February 8th and 9th.

ONE - One agent will judge and pick a winner.

Doesn't that sound great? Well then get those pitches ready!

Do not enter your pitch on this post. I will make an official contest entry post on February 8th, and entrants will post their three-sentence pitches (no run on sentences!) in the comments section of that post. At midnight on February 9th, I will turn off comments and no other entries will be accepted. The winner will get a full manuscript request!

I will announce our spectacular judging agent sometime prior to the contest, so keep an eye out!

This contest is open to unagented, completed and polished manuscripts in the genres of:

  • Offbeat, literary, and graphic YA
  • New Adult
  • Upmarket Women's Fiction with a twist
  • Commercial Fiction


NO middle grade, science fiction, or category romance.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Follow this blog - go ahead and click "Join this Site" on the right if you haven't already
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Spread the word! Tweet, Blog, or mention on Facebook about the contest linking back to this post


Not necessary, but in the spirit of paying it forward:



So, don't forget: Three sentences, two days to enter, one agent will judge. Good luck, everyone. Can't wait to read all your pitches. See you back here on the 8th of February! :)

9 comments:

SA Larsenッ said...

Great opportunity for so many!! I'll help spread the word when the time comes.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I won't be participating, but I'm looking forward to seeing which agents are looking for NA.

Ellie said...

Ah So exciting! :D

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Thanks, everyone!

Suzanne said...

Very exciting! Can't wait!

Dakota Shain Byrd said...

So, if a novel is YA urban fantasy with a few sci-fi elements and romantic subplot, written from four first person perspectives, with the character the novel focuses on being gay, could we pitch that, or would it not work for these purposes?

Casey Roach said...

Are you looking for finished (I.e. edited and revised) manuscripts?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great opportunity. Do you think maybe in the future there could be a contest where we tween the first three sentences from our manuscript instead of a 3 line pitch? thank you

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Casey: Always finished manuscripts. Polished enough for an agent. ;)

Anonymous: That's a great idea. We'll have to do that one time. :D