April 14, 2022
8AM - 8PM EST
what is #lgbtnpit?
LGBTNPit is an annual twitter pitch event for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors using the hashtag #lgbtnpit on April 15, 2021 (between 8AM EST – 8PM EST) with a special focus on trans and nonbinary people. (Don’t forget that N in the hashtag!)
HOW DOES #LGBTNPIT work?
- Authors pitch their completed, unpublished manuscripts (no previously published works allowed) within the 280-character limit using the appropriate hashtags for their work.
- Agents and editors make requests by liking/retweeting the pitch.
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR AUTHORS PARTICIPATING?
- You must be within the queer community in order to participate. However, your eligibility is your decision to make. You never need to disclose any information you are not comfortable with.
- Your work must be a polished, completed manuscript that has never been published before.
- There are no images allowed to be included with pitches UNLESS you are an author/illustrator.
- Trans and nonbinary authors: please use the #TNB hashtag so that agents and editors can find your works specifically if you are comfortable using the hashtag.
- You do not need to submit to every agent/editor request that you receive. Additionally, we encourage you do your research and see if they are a good fit before you submit.
- You can only pitch up to four times during the 12-hour event, but not within the same hour so spread them out!
- Do not pitch agents/editors directly (i.e. by including their @username or replying to their tweets).
- Do not like or retweet pitches. Those are for the agents/editors. Quote RTs and comments are allowed and encouraged!
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR AGENTS/EDITORS PARTICIPATING?
- Please post a tweet with instructions on what materials an author should send and where if you like their pitch.
- Please scroll through the hashtag #LGBTNPit and like/retweet the pitches you are requesting.
- Please feel free to use the main hashtag + any other hashtag you might be interested in while searching. We’re doing a special hashtag for trans and/or nonbinary authors! Keep an eye out for #TNB!
NEXT PITCHING DATE: April 14, 2022
01. Who can participate?
You must identify as LGBTQ2S+. the only people ineligible for participation are cisgender, heterosexual people.
02. I’m cisgender, heteroromantic, and heterosexual, but my characters are queer. Can I participate?
03. My gender/sexuality isn’t well-known. Can I still participate?
We do not discriminate against marginalized genders/sexualities identities.
04. How many times can I tweet?
You can tweet up to four times, but not within the same hour. i.e. two pitches in the morning at 8am and 11am, two pitches in the afternoon at 1pm and 4pm, spread apart by a few hours OR four pitches in the morning at 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am.
READ MORE FAQs
We’ve added #TNB for authors who are Trans and/or Nonbinary. The other hashtags are credited to #PitMad.
Age Categories (one is required):
#PB = Picture Book
#C = Children’s
#CB = Chapter Book
#MG = Middle Grade
#YA = Young Adult
#NA = New Adult
#A = Adult
Additional hashtags (optional):
#TNB = Author is Trans and/or Nonbinary
#BVM = Black Voices Matter (to be used by Black creators)
#POC = Author is a Person of Color
#OWN = Own Voices
#IMM = Immigrant
#LGBT = LGBTQIA+ subject matter
#IRMC = Interracial/Multicultural subject matter
#MH = Mental Health subject matter
#DIS = Disability subject matter
#ND = Neurodiverse subject matter
#ACE = Asexual/Aromantic Author
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF HASHTAGS
Ronnie Riley created the #LGBTNPit twitter pitching event to elevate pitches from the queer community to help agents and editors find their stories. They were heavily inspired by #DVPit and #PitMad to create this event.
The #LGBTNPit Committee:
Ronnie Riley (they/them) is a trans, nonbinary writer from Ontario, Canada. They can be found on twitter at @mxronnieriley and www.mxronnieriley.com.
Megan Manzaro (she/they) is a literary agent with D4EO Literary Agency. They can be found on twitter at @Megan_Manzano and at Meg Edits.
on twitter at @lgbtnpit
for general queries:
CONTACT @ LGBTNPIT.COM
for how to get involved with #LGBTNPit:
RONNIE @ LGBTNPIT.COM