Friday, March 13, 2009

Pitch Party! All are Welcome!

Welcome to Our Pitch Party!!!

When: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 7am - 7pm (NY time)
Attire: casual
Occasion: Pitch an editor! Theme - Luck
Details below...

A few things to get the party going...

Q. What's little and green and goes two hundred miles per hour?

A. A leprechaun in a blender!

"May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live". - Traditional Irish Toast

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door” - Author unknown

“Here’s hoping you’re in Heaven ten minutes before the devil knows you’re dead.” – Author unknown

Now that we have the crowd warmed up, let's talk about *the* pitch.

Da Rules:

Post a pitch in the comments section on Tuesday, March 17. Your pitch must somehow relate to the theme--luck. Even if your book is a very unlucky story, you are a writer and must show your creativity.
Update: So, if the luck in your book reeks of ill-fated quests and damsels doomed to distress, send 'em over!

Your pitch is limited to 75 words. This does not include your name or punctuation.

Only one pitch per customer. If you have two books, you can combine two pitches into one, as long as they both relate to our theme and are within the 75-word limit. (Our theme is luck). Your pitch may look crappy like that. Perhaps it's best to stick with your favorite book and pitch that.

You may comment on other people's pitches. But you may not pee or poo on anyone else's pitch. We're not even letting the editors do that--and it's what they do best.

Speaking of editors, you all are really lucky we found some terrific editors for you:

Please drop by and join the party on Tuesday! Pitch, chat, or just hang out! Everyone welcome!!!
((We post a blurb now so you can polish your pitches. Please wait until Tuesday to begin posting your pitches. Do not post them here.... Thanks!!!))


Shona Snowden said...

But...but...bad luck is still luck!

Chris Eldin said...

Ah, Shona, yes, I guess you're right. Will make the correction to include bad luck.

So, if the luck in your book reeks of ill-fated quests and damsels doomed to distress, send 'em over!


laughingwolf said...

hmmmm 'luck' have anything to do with the oirish or st.paddy, chris? ;) lol

sounds like a fun outing tho, and a bit of time to come up with 75 polished words :)

neat bunch of eds you have, too...

Chris Eldin said...

Thanks LW!
Was it the leprechaun who gave it away?
Looking forward to your pitch!

laughingwolf said...

och aye, lass, twas the wee one indeed! ;) lol

i have yet to find time to begin to commence, but still have a day or two :O

sylvia said...

Looking forward to seeing whose luck is in!

Chris Eldin said...

Question came in via Twitter: Are the pitches for fun or for real?

Answer: Both!! You can pitch a real book, or take this as an opportunity for a writing exercise and test your chops.

Charles Gramlich said...


Word said...

Yo yo yo dawg. Do you have to include the word luck in the pitch?

And do you get double points for NEVER saying, "As luck would have it..."

AND triple points for not pitching The Higher Power of Lucky

and of course that brings us to scrotum. If I say scrotum do I get pitched out of the pitch party?

Graeme Stone said...

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