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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > Twitter Etiquette > Is it ok for me to tweet a book pitch to an agent, editor etc?

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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I strongly advise against this, unless the individual has explicitly invited people to send him or her book pitches by Twitter. Sometimes agents DO invite pitchfests, but always for a very limited period of time.

Otherwise, pitching a book by Twitter comes across as unprofessional....not just to the person being pitched, but to anyone else who happens to see your tweet.

Don't be lazy. Do your research and find out how that person prefers to receive pitches and submissions. Some may not be open to unsolicited pitches/mss at all.

Last updated on September 25, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi