View Full Version : First Agent Submission...Yay?

09-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Thanks to the most recent #PitMad, I submitted to an agent for the first time.

I was excited when my tweet got favorited. Then I researched them. My eyes about fell out of my head. :eek:

But terror aside, I hit send. I'm sure the fear will fade. #Soon. :o

And hey, at least I know I can write a twitter pitch. :D

Lady Chipmunk
09-19-2014, 03:42 PM
Congratulations on the request, and good luck with your submission.

09-19-2014, 04:14 PM
CGs! Writing a good short pitch ain't easy.

09-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Good luck! That's very exciting :D

09-19-2014, 07:08 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! (And wise of you to do some research before firing off a submission!) I wish you good luck and many more requests. (Or, you know, this one could just work out for you!)

Jo Zebedee
09-19-2014, 08:16 PM
Good luck!

Siri Kirpal
09-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Good work! May it do well!


Siri Kirpal

09-20-2014, 01:49 AM
Best of luck! Here's hoping you aren't held in response-limbo for too long. :)

09-20-2014, 06:39 AM
Thanks everyone! ♥

I'm hoping it doesn't take too long. (Or I can resist the urge to constantly check my email.)

And Wampuscat, I came here first when I saw the notification. :)

I found their thread. Read it. Then I looked at their site, and went: :eek:

09-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Best of luck, TNK! I'm slowly but surely getting into Twitter and other forms of social media. I'd never heard of the PitMad hashtag, but it looks interesting.

09-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Good luck!!!

09-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Congratulations! Now comes the waiting part. :)

09-21-2014, 05:02 AM
Thanks again. ♥ I have so far resisted checking my email a million times a day.


#PitMad is fun. It's a different way to try and get an agent or editor's attention. I got a lovely rejection out of the first #PitMad I did. Brenda Drake (http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/) runs it. The next #PitMad is Dec. 4th. :)

09-21-2014, 08:22 AM

1. Nurture aspirations as much as you can.

2. Never embrace expectations.


09-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Thank you for the advice. ♥

09-21-2014, 09:38 PM

1. Nurture aspirations as much as you can.

2. Never embrace expectations.


I find it's important to lure expectations into dark alleys in order to shank and leave them there.

But. I haven't subbed to an agent yet. I feel another round of shanking will be in order when I do.

09-22-2014, 05:19 AM
I'm not very good at tweeting. How did you find the agent on Twitter?

09-22-2014, 06:09 AM
Good luck, TNK! That's exciting (and scary/nerve-wracking)!

Cathy C
09-22-2014, 06:12 AM
:hooray: Definitely Yay! :)

09-22-2014, 09:37 AM
Thanks J.B.Kantt and Cathy C. Now that some time has passed, I'm ready to do it again. Nerves be damned. :D

Robertt: The agent found my tweet during #PitMad. It's a twitter pitch event that last from 8:00 am EST to 8:00 pm EST. The rules are here: #PitMad (http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/)

Basically on the assigned day,( the next one is Dec. 4th), you write a 140 character pitch. You need to write enough tweets for two tweets every hour and add in the hash tag #PitMad, along with the category your book falls under. (A, YA, MG, ect.)

I used Tweet Deck to schedule the tweets, that way I didn't have to sit on the computer all day. I only sat on it half the day. :tongue

I added in the genre too, but you don't have too. I got lucky, and an agent saw my tweet and favorited it.

Now I get to wait. :D