Sunday, January 27, 2013

9 Announcing the first Pitch+250 Contest

Get your pitches and first pages ready! On February 4th, we will start accepting submissions for our first ever Pitch+250 contest! We have a fabulous line-up of bloggers, YA authors, and agents who will be judging the contest.

Pitch+250 is open to YA, NA, and MG submissions only. It will consist of 3 rounds of judging.  Martina and Jan will judge the initial submissions and narrow them down to the top 50, who will start Round 1.

Round 1: A great set of bloggers will judge the top 50 submissions. The 25 submissions with the highest scores will move on to the next round.
Round 2: YA authors will judge the top 25 submissions. The 10 highest scores will move on to the next round.
Round 3: Agent judges will score the top 10 submissions.

The top 25 entries will each win a full chapter critique from one of our judges. The top three will receive a chapter critique from an agent.

We will release the names of the judges next week and then accept submissions from February 4th at 12:00pm eastern time to February 9th at 11:00pm eastern time. Please send your pitch of no more than 250 words plus the first 250 words of your manuscript in the body of an email to 4kidlit (at) gmail (dot) com. We will accept a maximum of 100 submissions. You must include Pitch+250 in the subject line. Please use the following format in the body of your email:



1st 250:

Good luck!


  1. Exciting stuff! I wish I were writing in one of these age categories at the moment :)

  2. Sounds fun:) thanks! Can't wait to see who the judges for MG will be

  3. Sounds fun. I just hope the time difference (I am in India) doesn't set me back.

  4. Woo hoo! And it includes NA. Love that. :D

    Looking forward to seeing who the agents are.

  5. This is a very exciting opportunity! It sounds like great fun too.

  6. Sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity!

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