Help support Pitch Wars … donate and receive extra entries into the contest!

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Donate today!

(You don’t need a Paypal account to donate. Just go to the bottom and you can use a credit card.)

Over the past six years, Pitch Wars has changed many lives. Countless authors have been matched with agents and even gone on to book deals and successful careers. We’re approaching 250 successes this year!! But most importantly, Pitch Wars has grown the writing community to connect author with author, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie as we go through all stages of revision and publishing.

Behind the scenes, it takes a lot of work to coordinate the event each year. And as it continues to grow, so do the responsibilities required to make Pitch Wars possible.

Like last year,  we will be accepting donations to go toward the administrative costs associated with running Pitch Wars.

Everyone who enters Pitch Wars can submit four (4) free applications to the mentors of their choice.

Those who donate $20 or more will receive two additional applications.* To claim your extra mentor applications, please keep your emailed receipt from Paypal as proof when uploading your entry during the submission window on August 2.

All amounts are greatly appreciated. If you’re not entering Pitch Wars this year and the contest has benefited you in the past, please consider donating.

Please note: Mentors volunteer their time and do not get any of the donations. Donations are for administration costs. If you’d like to support the mentors, please consider buying their books.

*Please note: Pitch Wars is a contest where mentors choose mentees based on the entrants’ skills and is not based on chance. If mentors love an entry but don’t feel they’re quite the right fit, they might pass it on to another mentor.

As Pitch Wars continues to grow and evolve, so will our processes each year to make sure the contest runs as smoothly as possible for all of you–because that is what Pitch Wars is all about. We are here to support our fellow authors at every stage of the process through mentoring, workshops, and community.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in Pitch Wars. We look forward to another successful season this year and for many more to come.


(You don’t need a Paypal account to donate. Just go to the bottom and you can use a credit card.)




Author: Brenda Drake

New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2) available now, creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group. @brendadrake

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  1. Hi, I’m not sure how to donate! I’m clicking on the “Donate” button but it goes straight to And I’m also not sure of where to put in Credit Card either as the other option.

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    • It will bring you to the PayPal page. Scroll down and it will let you pay with a credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account. Thank you, Ibrahim!

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  2. The PayPal link isn’t working…doesn’t bring up pitch wars

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  3. Hi Brenda. I believe the link isn’t working again. I’m being taken straight to PayPal with no other options.

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  4. Hi Brenda. I tried to donate to Pitch Wars, but I think I donated to you directly. I just clicked on the donate button and it brought me to Brenda Drake. Not sure how to get the extra two mentors.

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  5. The mentors I want to notify are not in the drop down menu. What can I do?

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  6. Hi! I donated on paypal, but I don’t know how to get a receipt for it. And my web page closed. How can I do it?

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  7. Hi, Brenda, I donated but don’t see two extra spots – I have a receipt; what do I do? Thanks,
    Julia Hoover

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