2 April 2022 #SlushPit - Win a query critique!

Updated: Mar 17

Is your query or book blurb ready? Want to see how your pitch stacks up against the competition? Throw your hat into the ring at the next #SlushPit!


Are you struggling with your query letter (for traditional publishing) or blurb (for independent publishing)? If so, you are not alone! We are offering writers a chance to win a FREE in-depth critique.


Who is this competition for?

  • Aspiring authors who are pursuing either traditional publishing or self-publishing pathways.

  • We accept all Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA), New Adult (NA), and Adult speculative fiction.

  • We accept the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, space opera, thriller, mystery, contemporary, romance, urban fantasy, and horror.


When will the competition take place?

  • Saturday 2 April from 11am to 4pm EST.


What is the prize?

  • A FREE in-depth critique of your query letter or blurb from one of our experienced judges.


Who are the judges?


How do I participate?

  • On the day of the competition, Tweet your pitch using #SlushPit.

  • You may only Tweet ONE entry per manuscript.

  • Retweets are encouraged, comments are fine, but please DO NOT “LIKE” any of the Tweets.

  • Important: All the judges will have their usernames set to [name]: #SLUSHPIT JUDGE. If your Tweet is “liked” by someone without this title, you have not won.

  • If your Tweet is “liked” by one of the judges, that means you have WON a free critique.

  • Winners should send their query letter or blurb as a Word Document to slushpilemonster [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line #SLUSHPIT WINNER + [name of the judge who “liked” the Tweet].


That's it! Simple, right? Can't wait to see all the pitches on the big day!!




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