No #PBPitch Heart? Take Heart!

I participated in my first #PBPitch yesterday. And, no, I didn’t get a heart.

Here’s why that’s still okay:

  • I’m more confident about my queries. I honed the heck out my queries and synopses. If there was a chance that an agent would leave a heart on my pitch, I didn’t want anything standing in the way of sending off my work, especially myself! So in the weeks leading up to #PBPitch, I researched (and puzzled over) the differences between queries and synopses, realized I’d been mostly doing things incorrectly (!!), and worked at capturing the essence of my stories and providing the hook.
  • I met a lot of writers. The #WriterCommunity is not a consolation prize. It is a prize, no qualification about it! There are so many great people out there all working toward the same thing, and taking time to help each other along the way. I had a lovely time feeling and giving back the love.
  • I found agents open for queries. I do use QueryTracker, but seeing agents out in the wild yesterday was extremely helpful. Some agents took the time to pin a tweet saying that even if they didn’t ‘heart’ you, to query them anyway. That’s super cool.

If you did get a heart or hearts, congratulations! I hope your queries go all the way to publication.

If, like me, you didn’t get a heart this round, I hope you still found the experience useful, learned something, and met great people.

If we didn’t connect on Twitter, come find me!

Today is #PBPitch Day!

What’s #PBPitch? It’s a designated day for pitching your picture book on Twitter in the hopes that agents will see it, and put a heart on it! We can pitch as many manuscripts as we want, but only twice each: Once in the morning, and once in the evening. This means something like pitch before 2 p.m. and pitch after 2 p.m. Click here for more details.

I’m participating in this pitch fest for the first time. The rules are that only agents/editors should “heart” pitches. Everyone else, please support with a comment or retweet. Good luck to you if you are participating!

Click on a tweet below to bring it up in Twitter. And please follow me on Twitter, too!

That was the morning set. They’re still viable to support as long as it’s February 11! Here is my afternoon set with its variations: