Savvy Authors offers several different methods for pitching your book to acquiring editors and agents:Blog Pitch Contests
Contest rules and instructions are posted on the Front Page as an article on the date the contest is to be held. Members may leave a contest entry as a comment to this post, and the editor/agent will review all posts and post winners at their discretion.
Winners typically are requested to submit a full manuscript of their entry to the acquiring editor/agent. Yay!
Savvy Authors brings in editors and agents who agree to "listen" to members' pitches in our chat room. Each appointment lasts ten minutes in which the member and the editor/agent are in a private chat room. At the end of the ten minutes, if the acquiring editor or agent is interested in reading your manuscript a request to send a partial or full will be offered immediately.
CHAT: Writing Your Book in Multiple Drafts
Julie Rowe will explain her writing process - writing in writing multiple drafts - from how to write a fast first draft, to the checklist she uses to flesh out, revise and edit her manuscripts one dra... (June 19 - June 19)
WORKSHOP: What's in a Graphic Novel and How to Write One
There's more than drawing to creating a graphic novel. There's also more than writing. It's a bit like film-making, yet not. It's where visual art meets verbal art. If you've ever created plotting col... (June 24 - July 7)
WORKSHOP: The Art of Blurb Writing
“The Art of Blurb Writing” is as helpful with plotting as it is for blurb writing. This workshop is good for a mixed group as it focuses on using the basic Seven Plot Point Structure to create a clea... (June 24 - June 30)
WORKSHOP: Formatting for Effect
In this class, we will learn how to format for effect–from words to sentences to paragraphs to pages to scenes to chapters to novel–we will learn how to effectively format our writing to get the right... (June 24 - July 21)
CHAT: Dealing With Rejection
Rejection. It’s a nasty little word. As writers, we face it. A lot. Whether you are published or not, chances are you’ve experienced the sting of rejection. Join Adrienne Giordano to discuss her four-... (June 26 - June 26)
WORKSHOP: Author Coaching and Mentoring with Kat Duncan
This is a 3-month individualized mentoring program to guide authors through the process of finishing or polishing their target novel. We will schedule mutually convenient times to chat online and you ... (July 1 - September 30)
WORKSHOP: Developing a Monthly E-Newsletter
Want a cost-effective way to build your business by nurturing your present and future customers? Then create an e-newsletter. In this challenging economy, writers should consider the e-newsletter as a... (July 1 - July 21)
WORKSHOP: Great Beginnings
The beginning of your novel can be the most important words you write. The first three chapters can get you an editor or agent. The first 30 pages can net a contest win. But the first page, the first ... (July 1 - July 14)
WORKSHOP: It's Only Words - Taking Your Story & Turning it Into a Published Novel
My name is Teresa D. Jones and I write under the pen name T.D. Jones. It was just a few years ago when I was just like you…dreaming of being a published author. For as long as I can remember I've w... (July 1 - July 14)
WORKSHOP: Social Marketing 101 for Writers
Today there are more opportunities for writers to promote themselves than ever before. One of the biggest tools in the promotional toolbox is social networking. Not only can it be used to inform reade... (July 8 - July 21)