I can finally say it, my debut picture book is scheduled to be published, and here is the most magical thing:
My Debut Picture Book Was Discovered in a Twitter Pitch Event
The funny thing is that a year ago, I didn’t even know that Twitter Pitch Events existed. I thought that others might like to know what a Twitter Pitch Event is and when the events take place.
Dates of 2020 Twitter Pitch Events for Picture Book Writers and Illustrators
#faithpitch February 27
#pitmad March 5
#PBParty March 9
#DVPit April 22
#DVArt April 23
#NaPiBoWriWee May 1 – 7
#pitmad June 4
#pbpitch June 18
#faithpitch June 25
#faithpitch November 12
#pitmad December 3
Most of the above events happen at about the same time every year, but NaPiBoWriWee, or National Picture Book Writing Week is always the first week in May.
PB Pitch or#pbpitch – Info is Here: http://www.pbpitch.com/pbpitch-twitter-event.html
Faith Pitch is for Christian writers Here: https://www.faithpitch.com/
PitMad falls under the umbrella of the Pitch Wars Here: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/
You can read about the PB Party Here: https://michellehauckwrites.com/contests/picture-book-party/
The DV Pitch Events are for people who are either disabled or who otherwise fall into a group of marginalized or underrepresented voices. Here: https://www.dvpit.com/about
NaPiBoWriWee or National Picture Book Writing Week is a time for collaboration that is hosted by the multi-talented Paula Yoo.
I hope that I have not missed anyone’s event. If I did make that mistake, I am very sorry. Find me on twitter @jackikellum, and tell me about your event. I want to include everyone.