Tweet prize for writers
XpoNorth Writing and Publishing network’s second Scotland-wide Tweet Pitch took place on Friday January 6 with a high volume of traffic pitching ideas for novels and non-fiction books in just 135 characters (five characters had to be kept back for all-important hashtags).
The event is rapidly becoming a ‘must- do' date in Scotland's writing and publishing calendar. By 2.30pm on Tweet Pitch day, the hashtags were trending across Twitter.
On Tweet Pitch day, from 7am-midnight, writers across Scotland took the opportunity to pitch their work, and the response from agents and publishers mirrored the quality of the submissions.
XpoNorth will be releasing precise figures indicating how many took part and how many ideas were pitched in the near future. Look out, too, for case studies featuring those who have secured a new book contract or agent through the process.
A spokeswoman for XpoNorth thanked partners Jenny Brown Associates and all the publishers and agents who participated to make this a real opportunity for Scotland's writers.