TKA20 Rules and Information

In celebration of The Knight Agency reaching the momentous landmark of our 20th Anniversary next month, we are launching our festivities early! It’s going to be an exciting month, filled with giveaways, special promotions, and more! To kick it all off, we’re going to hold our first ever Twitter pitch fest!

#TKA20 will be an all-day event where you can directly tweet your pitches to the TKA agent team! We’ll be taking pitches from 9 am Eastern until 5 pm Eastern tomorrow, June 29th. The rules are below, and we can’t wait to see you there!

 

Guidelines and Rules for #TKA20

1: #TKA20 pitch fest will be held from 9 am until 5 pm Eastern.

2: Please direct your tweet to our hashtag of #TKA20 at large, but not to specific agents. Agents will like pitches of material they want to receive.

3: Once an agent likes your pitch, please send the first three chapters *by attachment* in Word to submissions@knightagency.net.

4: Please include the original #TKA20 pitch and your query in the body of the email, and to reiterate, please *attach* the first three chapters of your manuscript in Word.

5: What if more than one agent likes your pitch? Exciting! But please only send to the *first* agent who likes the material, as we cannot consider material simultaneously.

6: In the subject line of your email, please state: “#TKA20” along with the *Requesting Agent’s Name*.

7: Which agents will be participating? Here’s the exciting lineup: Deidre Knight, Pamela Harty, Elaine Spencer, Melissa Jeglinski, Travis Pennington, Nephele Tempest, Kristy Hunter, and Janna Bonikowski.

8: Genres we are most excited to see include: women’s fiction, YA, MG, Romance of all subgenres, LGBT fiction and m/m romance, thrillers, mysteries, nonfiction, and fantasy.

9: Agents will begin sharing their particular wish-list items in advance of 6/29, although again, all #TKA20 pitches should be directed generally on the day of the event.

10: You may retweet your pitch periodically, so long as no agent has already liked your tweet, although we suggest wording it slightly differently if your first pitch did not catch our attention. However, please do not tweet your pitch more than five times throughout the course of the event.

11: You may also use additional hashtags, but they’re not necessary. Here are additional choices:

#RS=Romantic Suspense

#WF=Women’s Fiction

#YA=Young Adult

#MG=Middle Grade

#MC=Multicultural

#M=Mystery

#CM=Cozy Mystery

#LGBT=LGBT Fiction or Nonfiction

#MM=Male/Male Romance

#CR=Contemporary Romance

#PNR=Paranormal Romance

#INSP=Inspirational Fiction or Nonfiction

#NF=Nonfiction

#MEM=Memoir

1 Comment

  1. […] The Knight Agency celebrates 20 years in business in July, so to kick things off with a bang we’ve announced our first ever Twitter Pitch Fest. The pitch fest takes place tomorrow, June 29th, from 9am to 5pm Eastern Time under the hashtag #TKA20. You’re welcome to pitch us any genre that we as an agency represent, as long as you have not already submitted it to us through normal channels. TKA agents will “like” your Tweet to indicate interest. Full details, including how to follow up on agent interest, are available on TKA’s blog here. […]

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