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February 1, 2023

Call for Submissions: Pitch Perfect at FOLD 2023

Hosted by The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Pitch Perfect is back! If you have a draft of a novel or creative nonfiction manuscript, and you’re not sure whether it’s ready to go or what to do next, Pitch Perfect at FOLD 2023 is the perfect opportunity to get direction and advice.

In 2023, all Pitch Perfect appointments will take place virtually, over Skype or Zoom.

Pitch Perfect is a Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) event that gives writers with a finished draft or completed manuscript the chance to have an editor or agent review a portion of their manuscript, along with a query letter, and provide detailed feedback in a private, one-on-one meeting. In 2023, the festival will take place from April 30 – May 7. Pitch Perfect applicants and their facilitators may meet virtually to discuss their manuscripts anytime during the month of May.

You can apply to Pitch Perfect by filling out and submitting this form. There will be space for you to upload your manuscript excerpt and query letter as part of the application.

Writers can submit nonfiction or long-form fiction in the following genres:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Commercial Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Romance

PLEASE NOTE: In 2023, Pitch Perfect will not be accepting graphic novel or poetry manuscripts.

Is there a cost? Yes. Manuscript reviews cost $40, which will be payable after we have contacted you to let you know that your application has been accepted. If cost is a prohibitive factor, please apply and make a note of the cost in your application. We would love to accommodate all voices.

Deadline: February 1, 2023 11:59PM