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Special issue for Canadian writers only: Editor's Notes #215
July 23, 2016

Special Issue
Time Sensitive
For Canadians Only

I received an interesting offer to pass on to Canadian writers. I'm copying it here. Please do your research.

Watch for the regular issue due on July 30.

Dear Audrey,

I hope I find you well. This is an exclusive invitation for your current and past writer clients to participate in the FREE #CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch) Twitter pitch event on Wednesday August 10, 2016 from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Confirmed Canadian publishers include Goose Lane Editions, Book Thug, Thistledown Press, Turnstone Press & more! Also,literary agents from Transatlantic Agency and The Rights Factory will be participating. Additional publishers and literary agents will be announced in the lead up to the event and posted in the #CanLitPit section on our website.

Following a similar style to other Twitter pitch parties, #CanLitPit is an efficient and FREE method for your clients to pitch their completed and polished manuscripts to Canadian publishers and literary agents. By participating, your clients are nearly guaranteed to have a publisher’s eyes on their work!

During the #CanLitPit pitch event, Canadian writers with a completed and polished manuscript can pitch their work to publishers and literary agents through a 140-word tweet, along with target age (i.e. #MG = Middle Grade) and genre hashtags (i.e. #M = Mystery). Participating publishers can easily search Twitter through the associated event hashtags to identify the pitches they’re interested in. If a publisher or literary agent clicks the “heart” (favourite) button on a pitch, the writer should then submit their full manuscript following their submission guidelines.

Participating writers can tweet their pitch(es) up to six (6) times over a twelve (12) hour period (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST) on the event date. This limit is in place to avoid spam and to allow participating publishers and literary agents enough time to review all of the pitches. Would you be willing to share this event with your clients? I am sure they would be very appreciative to learn about this fantastic opportunity.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best Wishes,

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