#ChaBooCha: Chapter Book Challenge!

Here’s another hashtag with a wonderful purpose to follow & DO!

#ChaBooCha, the Chapter Book Challenge, starts today and runs through all of March. I’m completely new to it but am excited to try it.

“The challenge is to write one completed first draft of an early reader, chapter book, middle grade book or YA novel in the month of March, starting on the 1st of March and finishing on the 31st of March.”

More details & sign up here!

#PBParty on March 1, 2021

What is #PBParty?

First, here’s what it is not: This is not a Twitter pitch event.

What it is: If you are an un-agented writer or an author/illustrator, and you have a finished and polished picture book manuscript(s), jump on this chance!

You will submit a full query and the first 60-70 words of your story. The #PBParty Judges will “pick a wide variety of genres for the agents/editors to read and hopefully request.” There are 44 great agents & editors waiting!

I was not awake for the first submission window, but the second one is still coming up:

  • Midnight – 1 a.m. EST – NOW CLOSED
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST

Full contest details. Read them thoroughly!

#PitMad is March 4, 2021

#PitMad (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST) is coming up on March 4!

Are you un-agented? Have a complete, unpublished manuscript (or more)? Go for it! Everything you need to know is right here.

The next #PitMad dates after March 4 are:

  • June 3, 2021 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST)
  • September 2, 2021 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST)
  • December 2, 2021 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST)