Today (October 5th) and tomorrow (October 6th), the popular Twitter pitch event #DVPit is back. We’re all excited because last time, Fuse found three new authors: Claribel Ortega, M. M. Hoffman, and Jessi Gibson!
What’s #DVPit, you ask? Well here is the official information from DVPit.com:
#DVpit is a Twitter event created to showcase pitches about and especially by marginalized voices. This includes (but is not limited to): Native peoples and people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons; people with illness; people on marginalized ends of the socioeconomic, cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying as LGBTQIA+; and more.
The first #DVpit took place on April 19, 2016 and was a national trending hashtag. There have been over 15 authors signed by agents as a direct result of this event so far, with editors from small to mid-size to Big Five publishers requesting to receive the manuscripts at submission stage.
#DVpit was covered by Bustle, Salon, YA Interrobang, and multiple blog sites like Lee & Low Blog and Daily Dahlia.
The event was created and is moderated by Beth Phelan, a literary agent at the Bent Agency.
Fuse agents will be checking the hashtag today and tomorrow, including me even though I am closed to queries I like to participate because I think it’s important.
Please participate! We’d love to see your pitches. And, if you can, also take the time to thank Beth Phelan for doing so much work to organize the event!