Pitch Madness

Pitch Madness

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know today is the day. The submission window opens for Brenda Drake’s Pitch Madness. Do you plan on entering? I did.



Pitch Madness is a contest where agents compete in a game against their peers for pitches. This time the game is Clue logo2. If you haven’t been a part of a Pitch Madness challenge before, please check out this post here for more information. The slush readers will read through the pitches and pick the top 60 pitches for the agent round starting on March 18.

SUBMISSION WINDOW: ALL DAY Monday, March 10 (12:01 AM EST – 11:59 PM EST)


The email for submissions is brendadrakecontests@gmail.com – NO ATTACHMENTS – All pitches must be embedded in the email.

Email subject line: Pitch Madness: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT

Name: Your name
Genre: Category/genre of your manuscript (ie. YA Fantasy)
Word Count: Word count (round to the nearest 1000th – ie. 70,000)

Pitch: 35word (max) logline. Do not go over even one word. Single spaced. Times New Roman 12pt. No indentions.

Excerpt: The first 250 words of your manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence. Your pitch should be Times New Roman 12pt, single spaced, one space between paragraphs, no paragraph indentions. Make sure the formatting is done correctly, but if the email transfer messes it up we will still take it.

The Agents: For all of the agents information (twitter, website, etc click here)

  • Maria Vincente
  • Jessica Sinsheimer
  • Uwe Stender
  • Laurie McLean
  • Carrie Howland
  • Peter Knapp
  • Melissa Jeglinski
  • Christa Heschke
  • Sean McCarthy
  • Jordy Albert
  • Lara Perkins
  • Rena Rossner
  • Mr. Boddy (aka Secret Agent)

Good luck to everyone that enters!

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