on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
#Pitmad, Twitter’s most popular pitch fest, is coming this Thursday. Pitch fests are held for 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 and editors 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. (During last December’s #Pitmad, a publisher contacted me.)
However, 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 for some useful tips.
It is also a good idea to read some pitches first.