Today is day-1 for Post-It-Forward 2015.
I’ve posted my list of pitches here (and my feedback in the comments below) & you’ll find Nik’s list of pitches here when she’s had a chance to put them up.
This year we’re thrilled by the wonderful cross-section of categories & genres we received!
So how does it work?
The pitches will not have the author’s name or the title of the MS. This is a pitch workshop and therefore the only thing that should count is the category/genre and the pitch. Nik and I will offer feedback on our own and each other’s lists — that way every single pitch will have receive feedback from at least two people.
If you sent your pitch to us within the scheduled window and followed the (very basic) rules, you’ll find your pitch either here or the Nestpitch blog. As the author you’re welcome to volunteer your ownership of the pitch – that’s entirely up to you. However, as part of the terms of entering, you are obligated to participate with feedback for other pitches. As stated: everyone who has a pitch selected & featured, must, within a week, comment on at least 2 other pitches – at least one on each blog – you have ONE WEEK to post at least one helpful comment on each blog. Of course you CAN offer feedback on more than one pitch per blog, but one per blog is the minimum.
Please note: the comments are moderated, so play nice folks!
Feel free to tweet about your pitch and encourage others to participate. The more feedback, the better for you and for everyone!
We hope the advice and suggestions will offer insight into that mystical and totally subjective creature commonly known as “the perfect pitch.”
Nothing is more contagious than enthusiasm. The more you sprinkle around, the more you have.
The pitches will be distinguished by a number only, e.g. R-1 for mine and N-1 for Nikola’s.
Comments should read something like:
R-7: “Loved the voice but I wasn’t sure who was the MC, I would suggest removing at least one of the characters in the pitch and leaving it for the query”
Got it? Great! Go forth and post-it-forward folks!
R-1 Category/ Genre: Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
Twelve-year-old Cat sees the descendants of fairytale creatures living among us. To stop a ruthless changeling from dominating both worlds Cat must abandon her dream of becoming the fae princess and embrace her trollish qualities.
R-2 Category/ Genre: MG Science Fiction
Twelve-year-old, havoc prone, Xavier Howell has a microchip in his head containing super-secret artificial intelligence research, and “The Man” (evil head of the Cornucopia Conglomerate) wants it, even if means cutting off Xavier’s head.
R-3 Category/ Genre: NA Fantasy
Category/ Genre: NA Fantasy
After a spell tosses Crysta through time, this medieval princess appears in the modern world with a killer on her trail. Loved ones caught in the crossfire, Crysta faces deadly sacrifices to fulfill her destiny.
R-4 Category/ Genre: YA Thriller
Category/ Genre: YA Thriller
For centuries, the children of Blaylock Bay’s founding families have disappeared into the fog, never to return. When her brother joins the missing, Sophie vows to save him, but discovers ghost witch, Jenny Greenteeth, instead.
R-5 Category/ Genre: YA contemporary
Convinced her sister’s drug overdose was murder, Mira defies her strict Indian parents & joins Shaun to trap a killer. Shaun’s the only one who believes her. He’s sure his brother’s suicide was murder, too.
R-6 Category/ Genre: YA Fantasy
Delania can spy on dreams, making her a coveted ally in a deadly war. When she spies for the enemy king, she risks losing her family and her life. REIGN with magic.
R-7 Category/ Genre: Adult Mystery
Kathleen can’t reach the family whose car she hit. And she needs to find out what happened to them, because someone’s setting her up to take the fall for their disappearance – and possibly their murder.
R-8 Category/ Genre: NA Fantasy
Kel Adrian, branded and exiled for murder, is bound to a ruthless avatar waging war on Kel’s homeland. Worse yet, a schizophrenic dragon shows him there are even greater monsters.
R-9 Category/ Genre: LGBT YA Speculative Fiction
MINDERS meets X-MEN. Assuming his dead twin’s identity, closeted seventeen-year-old Micah must stop crushing on his brother’s roommate and infiltrate an island of teenage telepathic terrorist before a madman brainwashes the world.
R-10 Category/ Genre: YA Sci-Fi/romance
Honor and Courage are twins hiding their station-born abilities until Honor spills their secrets, then Courage disappears. To find him, rules-following Honor must join an Earth-born rebel who thinks rules are made to be broken.