#pitchmas – This is a contest on Twitter, that is like #pitmad but is held right before Christmas.
#pitchwars – This is a contest where authors submit through a blog and have the opportunity to receive guidance from a mentor (if they are chosen). Agents then have the opportunity to make requests after the mentor has helped the writer on the manuscript.
** #Pitchmas is run by Jessa Russo and Tamara Mataya
#mswl- This is a hashtag used by agents or editors (rather than writers) to tweet about particular types of books they are interested in. It stands for manuscript wishlist. Although this began as a hashtag that was used on certain appointed days, some agents and editors use it whenever they have a particular item to add to their wishlists.
#askagent- Some agents open the Twitter floor for questions and use this hashtag to do so.
#amwriting – This is used by writers, to tweet things related to what they are writing about.