Tweet prize for writ­ers

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.

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