#DVPIT – A Twitter Pitching Event – YES

I’ve never participated in a #pitchwar mostly because I haven’t found the right one for a writer like me. However, today, I discovered the perfect pitching event thanks to the wonderful Claribel Ortega. If you don’t know who Claribel is please go visit her here. She is a YA/MG author, and she is adorable and sweet and nice AND she pointed me to this lovely pitching event that I’m going to put my everything into.

So, Cynthia, what is #DVPIT? Let’s go through their about page and break it down quickly:

#DVPIT is a Twitter pitching event

 

It was “created to showcase¬†pitches from marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing

What does “marginalized voices” mean?
“This includes (but is not limited to): Native peoples and people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons (including neurodiverse); people living with illness; people on marginalized ends of the socioeconomic, cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying within LGBTQIA+; and more.”

Am I a marginalized voice?
Yes

Why is this exciting?
“The first #DVpit took place on April 19, 2016 and was a national trending hashtag. Since then, there have been over 40 authors signed by agents and 13 book deals contracted as a direct result of this event, with editors from small to mid-size to Big Five publishers requesting to receive the manuscripts at submission stage.”

I would like to stress the above point:
THERE HAVE BEEN OVER 40 SIGNED AUTHORS BY AGENTS AND 13 BOOK DEALS CONTRACTED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THIS EVENT.

I’m so on board with this. This is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been working on this book for some time and I feel like this is certainly the platform for me to showcase it.

So, I have a little over 30 days to:

*Get this book polished

*Get my pitch polished

*Pray

*Stress eat

*Repeat steps 1-4

Please, friends, wish me luck. I really want this. I really need this. I’ve been working so hard at this for so many years.

**Deep breaths**

Now, I return to writing like a madwoman.

Much love

Cina