Twitter cookbook contest

soyouwanttowriteacookbookSocial media has changed the way companies do business. And now, apparently, it’s also changing the way you can get a cookbook deal.

Any cookbook hopefuls out there? If you have a Twitter account (or can sign up for one), you’ve got a shot. The Lisa Ekus Group, an agency providing literary representation and media training for folks in the culinary industry, will host a Twitter contest to find “fresh voices, new ideas, and untapped talent,” according to a press release.

Literary agent Sally Ekus believes, “The Tweet is the new elevator pitch.”

The Twitter-based contest will take place beginning Mar. 11 and was inspired by the March Madness basketball tournament. If you want to pitch an idea for a cookbook or culinary non-fiction idea in the areas of food, health or wellness, here’s your chance.

After tweeting your pitch in 140 characters or less, you’ll have to wait to see if you make it to the “playoffs.” Those who move on in the competition will be asked to tweet more …

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