Sharing an upcoming "twitter pitch" event hosted by Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency. For those who aren't familiar with twitter pitching a manuscript to agents/editors, you pitch your novel in 140 characters on twitter. This one is:"#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.
April 19, 2016
8:00AM EST – 8:00PM EST
See her website for more details (those details are important!)
What makes this pitch event different than the numerous other pitch events that happen is its focus on marginalized voices. And editors of big publishers will be signaling (not requesting!) which pitches they like to signal this interest to agents to make requests. Small press editors often request materials directly from authors if it is within their policy.
Good luck! feel free to reach out to me with questions, I've done a few of these!