#PitchWars

I am not very happy right now. I’ve been hearing so much about the twitter happenings with Pitch Wars recently and then I get on there and realize…I can’t Pitch my YA manuscripts because I self-published, they don’t want the next one because the rest of the series is self-published, and my only other completed manuscripts are picture books. The mentors are looking for finished manuscripts in MG, YA, NA, and A so if you have one of those ready,┬álucky you because i don’t ­čśë

If you’re like me and don’t have anything prepared, or if you aren’t like me and do,┬áthere are some great opportunities going on over there! So if you haven’t checked #PitchWars out on Twitter yet…get yourself over there! But first, check out this page HERE┬áthat has a bit more information about what you’re looking at/for/around…whatever.

Don’t mind me either…I’m still following, picking up advice, and generally just trolling the #PitchWars while I sob quietly into my tea. Good luck.

If you want to see my non-entries (since I can’t enter these…sob, sob sob, sigh) check out http://www.amazon.com/author/elizabethtyree

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Searching

Ok, I have a HUGE question for my published author friends/followers/random readers…I am currently searching for an agent and I have picture books, leveled readers (science/reading early literacy…k-2) picture books, middle grade fantasy, YA fantasy books, a couple of early adult (high school/college age aimed basically), and some short stories/poems…a few them self published. I know that you should only query one project at a time…

So, here is my question: Should I just be concentrating on finding an agent for 1 previously unpublished work (most likely a picture book/leveled reader), or should I try to find someone who looks for children’s/fantasy/YA/Middle/etc.

And when I do write that query letter, should I include the information that I self published through Createspace (though I would like to rework those projects and try to traditionally publish them…Middle Grade readers want to take AR tests after all) or should I just leave that part alone until a future date?

I haven’t had much luck with traditional route before and have been self-publishing with my Dad for a few years now, but am wanting to find a way to get some of my work into schools and school libraries.

Any advice or notes are appreciated!