Entries Open:
April 3 – May 9

Winners Announced:
by June 10, 2023

More than $7,000 in Prizes!

Could your pitch sentence and synopsis convince an agent that you are an adept  writer with a unique and engaging story to tell?

Enter to find out!

Contest Officially Closed.

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How Does the Contest Work?

Summarize your novel or non-fiction work in less than 250 words, and you can win multiple prizes. That’s right, everyone wins! From a personalized critique from the Zibby Owens to a new author website from AuthorBytes, we will provide you with support and tools to write your book.

Participants may submit up to three entries ($25/each).

In line with the Tall Poppy Writers' mission of elevating female voices, this contest is open exclusively to those who identify as women.


— The Prizes —

All entries will be read by a panel of writers, and a shortlist of finalists will be judged by a group of respected literary agents. The shortlist will also be shared with the Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook group for selection of a Readers’ Choice Award.

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A multi-page custom website valued at $4,000 from AuthorBytes

A critique of your submitted pitch from Zibby Owens, CEO and editor of Zibby Books and Zibby Media

A single-page custom website valued at $1,500 from AuthorBytes

A one-hour consultation valued at $250 with Rachel Thompson at BadRedhead Media, LLC

Readers' Choice Bonus Award

Join Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers. Our shortlist of finalist submissions will be read and voted on by members of the Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook group. One Readers' Choice winner will receive a 50-minute strategy session with Author Accelerator CEO Jennie Nash.

Everyone's a Winner!

Everyone’s a winner. Everyone who submits an entry will receive: Jennie Nash’s online Blueprint for a Book, along with Blueprint for a Nonfiction Book
20% off a new subscription to The Hot Sheet from Jane Friedman

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Why This Contest?

According to author and literary agent Rachel McMillan and Tall Poppy Writers CEO and writing professor Ann Garvin, a good query submission can be described in terms of story, skill and sales. In other words, you want to convey an original idea or fresh take, demonstrate a mastery of narrative structure, and write it like a pitch. It’s meant to be a teaser to hook a publisher.

Tall Poppy Writers Perfect Pitch Contest
Sponsored by Tall Poppy Writers 

The Tall Poppy Writers have been elevating women's voices since 2012. We write the books you tell your friends about--and we want to help you do the same.

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