As the Pitch Wars announcements grow closer, I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who submitted to me. Thank you so much for trusting me with your words. I received 144 subs and requested 11 fulls. I could have easily requested many more as I was so blown away by the talent in my submissions, but I simply didn’t have the time to read more.
I just want to highlight the fact that not seeing your name on the list is not a reflection of you or your talent. There are people who didn’t get in last year who are now agented, and there are people who did get in who are unagented. There are no guaranteed paths to getting an agent/book deal/success.
That said, I know it can be tough not to be selected. I tried three times before I got in, and I remember how depressed I was those first three times when I scrolled through that list to not find my name there. There’s no wrong or right way to feel; and it’s totally okay to take a step back if you need. Mute the hashtag. Close Twitter. Whatever you need. I usually take a day to feel down before I pick myself up and start working again.
Again, thank you so much to everyone who submitted to me! I’m going to slowly start following people back on Twitter after picks are announced to keep in touch.
Best of luck to everyone, and know that I’ll be cheering you on!