Are You Ready to be Schooled?

Pitch University launches their first "Pitch U Pitchfest Week," wherein agent Christine Wittohn of BookCents Literary Agency will consider your pitches. If a video pitch intimidates you, they've added options for audio and written submissions to ease you into the process.

There are lots of details to get straight, so be sure to read the rules carefully. I recorded a pitch last week that I liked, and after re-reading their rules I discovered that I'd left out the important "completed" tag. So I tackled it again, and I thought I'd post the result today, in case anyone sees some glaring errors I need to fix by Sunday.

And as a bonus, some advice to prospective pitchers on word choice: beware dangerous word combinations like "sets a ship," or you could end up with a blooper like this:

Yes, I said "Olivia Herald sets a shit" before I cracked up. Mom would be so proud.

If you'd like to read the text of the pitch, it's the same one that's on my Novels page above.


Christina Mercer said...

You are a brave woman to do this, and the finished product is great!!

Love the blooper too...hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Tried to watch, but got an "error, try again later" message. I know it's too late now anyways, but I'm interested in seeing how you do one of these mysterious (to me) pitch thingies. Ah, well. Hope you get some good feedback from Pitch U. And I will "try again later."


Anonymous said...

Yay! Now I can see it. Excellent job. You didn't sound nervous, at all-- in fact your voice sounded great! -- & I think the book concept came across very clearly. Can't wait to hear what feedback you get.


Theresa Milstein said...

You're so brave. I couldn't do this, I know it.

Good luck!

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