by Erica Verrillo on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Pitch fests are a limited period of time, usually one day, in which you can pitch your book to agents on Twitter.
Believe it or not, pitch fests actually work.
Busy, overwhelmed agents are more likely to read and respond to an interesting Twitter pitch than they are to a query. It takes less time and a lot less effort.
However, it will not take less effort on your part.
Boiling your novel down to a short sentence is loaded with pitfalls.
So, I would suggest that you read What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch before attempting one of these contests.
Before you pitch, it would also be a good idea to read some pitches first. Get onto Twitter and type #PitchCB into a search to read some excellent pitches.
You can also generate pitches using the pitch tool on YA Writer’s Toolbox.
Do not include pictures, unless you are an author-illustrator!