Earlier today, I received the below announcement from The Horror Writers Association (HWA). I am reposting it here for those who are interested. I checked with Jason and it is open to all authors.
Dear HWA member,
I am contacting you because we are organizing the next #PitDark, the first and only Twitter pitch event to highlight literature of a “darker” nature. This is not limited to horror works; however, any pitched manuscript must contain an element of horror or darker writing. Examples of such categories include pure horror novels, dark fantasy, murder mysteries, psychological horror stories, etc. MG, YA, NA, and Adult age categories are welcome. The last #PitDark occurred on October 29, 2020 and was a trending Twitter hashtag the entire day.
The next #PitDark is scheduled for May 20, 2021. For #PitDark rules, as well as a running list of agents and publishers who have confirmed participation in #PitDark, please visit: www.JasonHuebinger.com/pitdark. Also, if you are aware of an agent, publisher, or editor who would like to participate in #PitDark, please let me know.
As with any pitch contest, promotion is key to #PitDark’s success. As such, even if you are not participating in #PitDark, we would greatly appreciate any tweet or post about the event.Jason Huebinger, HWA