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: Verbs – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Join MM Pollard in a Savvy Authors chat room to pick her brain on verbs – the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good: strong verbs that don’t need adverbs to prop them up in your sentences The b... (May 22 - May 22)
CHAT: 50 Shades of Green: How to Write Smut for Fun and Profit
Join Literary Agent and Author, Lori Perkins, as she highlights her popular seminar 50 Shades of Green: How to Write Smut for Fun and Profit.... (May 22 - May 22)
WORKSHOP: The Purpose Driven Scene
Scenes are the building blocks of a novel. But while a scene is advancing the book’s story question, each scene is, in itself, a story in miniature. This workshop focuses on how to develop a scen... (May 27 - June 23)
WORKSHOP: Active vs. Passive Voice
What is passive voice? Why should it be avoided? How can you make your writing more active? We will look at how to recognize and change passive into active writing. We will also look the rare occasion... (May 27 - June 23)
WORKSHOP: Hunting the Elusive Hook
What is a hook and how can I use it? Whether you've never heard of hooks or have been writing hooks for years, this workshop will take you through the whole gamut of ways to write hooks and use them e... (May 27 - June 23)
WORKSHOP: Book Your Blog
Did you know that if you have a blog you may already have a book with built-in readers? And if your goal is to finish your book this year, why not use your blog to make it happen? Attract the attentio... (May 27 - June 23)
WORKSHOP: Using Astrology to Add Intensity to Your Characters
How readers connect to your character determines if they finish your book and if they become your fan (and buy more of your books). Readers connect with characters that are authentic and have depth. A... (May 27 - June 23)
CHAT: Writing Sex Scenes
More information to come! ... (May 29 - May 29)
WEBINAR: Self-Publishing and Marketing a Book
This seminar is not a how-to lecture, but rather one that addresses a catalog of issues, decisions and pitfalls facing the new author who intends to publish a book on their own. Author Hank Quense, w... (June 2 - June 9)
WORKSHOP: Seven Secrets of the Prolific
Secrets of the Prolific: How to Overcome Procrastination, Perfectionism and Writer’s Block will forever change your relationship with your writing. People suffering from procrastination or a block oft... (June 3 - June 30)