Monday, September 24, 2012

Get Your Pitch On Workshop: Submit Now

How to submit: Email your draft pitch to Workshops start on October 1, but send pitches now to secure your spot with a host blog. Include PitchOnWS and manuscript title in the subject line. Pitches must follow these formatting guidelines:

Name: Kaitlin Adams
Email: jkaitlinadams(at)gmail(dot)com
Country of Residence: USA
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Word Count: 70,000

Pitch: In Easten, a parents’ status depends on their child’s talent. Lori can fly, so her parents register her in Easten’s Talent Show. If she impresses the judges, her parents move into the Palace. If she doesn’t impress, she’ll hang. During registration, Lori befriends Davis. His talent isn’t so impressive- he holds his breath. Lori devises a plan to save him. If she gets caught, she’ll hang before she even performs.

Important Rule: If you want to participate in a workshop, you must be prepared to comment on at least one other pitch. 

*There is no date deadline for the workshops. Each blog has allocated a set number of pitches they can host. Once those spots are full no more submissions will be taken. Draft pitches will be evenly distributed between host blogs.

When the pitches are posted, make sure to check out all of the workshop host blogs to critique more pitches. For each critique you leave in the comments, you get an entry into the drawing to win one of eight 10-page critiques from our contest host Sharon Johnston and workshop hosts Larissa Hardesty, Stephanie Diaz, Catherine Scully, Jodie Andrefski, Paula Sangare, Talynn Lynn and Kaitlin AdamsAlso, Sarah Nicolas will be giving away three query critiques! Please use the exact same name for all of your critiques. The opportunity ends 10/14/2012.

An interview with Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be coming up soon on Down Under Wonderings so you have an idea of what she's looking for before she takes your pitches both on Down Under Wonderings and YAtopia on October 15th. The exact contest opening times will be included in that post.

If you have any questions, just ask them in the comments section. Have fun honing your pitches!

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