"I'm representing everything from children’s books (chapter books to YA, both fiction and non-fiction) to adult fiction (speculative, fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, and romance, especially paranormal). I'm interested in strong characters and voice driven stories that will keep me up at night. I also gravitate towards strong female protagonists, complex plot lines with underlying political, moral, or philosophical issues, and stories which break out of the typical tropes of their genre, like Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series."
Winner: Gets a query critique from Suzie!
When: Today, Wed July 14th. Begins at 9:30 EST, ends Thursday 15th at 9:30am EST (I will close comments when it ends and I go by the time stamp on blogger.)
What: Leave your 140 character book pitch (children's books ONLY - including CB, MG and YA) in the comments.
- You cannot have an agent (obviously) or a book sold/published.
- It must only be 140 characters (or less)
- This is for unagented/unpublished writers only.
- You can only enter once so choose wisely!
- You must be a follower of my blog. If I were you I would follow Suzie's blog and Twitter too just b/c they are awesome and she does a lot of contests there.
In the comments leaves your, title, genre, your 140 character pitch, and your email. If your pitch is over 140 characters (not words!) it will NOT count. You can check this either on Word, on Twitter if you have an account, or here.
Example: YA Survival Suspense - Grace Under Fire
When her forest-ranger father disappears,Grace uses her survival skills to search the NC mtns & finds a secret group plotting against nature
Here are a few reference articles on writing one sentence pitches:
Nathan Bransford (agent)
Rachel Gardner (agent)
140 character pitch