It’s Wednesday folks, and you know what that means… Time for the world’s most awesome game, Would You Read It!
But before I give you today’s pitch, I have some super awesome exciting news! A new twist to Would You Read It.
So far, I have posted people’s pitches (I just have to stop and admire that accidental alliteration :)) and you all have written in with your opinions and helpful comments.
NOW, in addition, we are going to have a vote once a month where you all get to say which of the pitches for that month you thought was best. The winner’s pitch will be read by none other than Erin Molta, editor extraordinaire!!!
Erin is an experienced senior editor of picture book, early readers, chapter, middle grade, and YA books, as well as novelty and licensed titles. She has been in children’s publishing for more than twenty years and has a keen understanding of early reader through YA audiences. She has an excellent reputation with established authors, illustrators, and agents.
She is currently evaluating manuscripts for publishers as well as freelance editing for prospective authors before submission to publishing houses.
What an opportunity!
Erin will read each month’s winning pitch and supply valuable feedback to the author on how to improve it. And who knows? If she likes it enough, she may ask for a partial or complete ms to read!
And you thought Would You Read It couldn’t get any better 🙂
I must also add that Erin has a special place in my heart… it was she who purchased my very first ms for publication, The House That Mack Built for Little Simon 🙂 … so you know she has good taste 🙂
Because the first 2 Would You Read It entries were in July and there were only 2, the first vote will include them with the August entries, which means there will be 5 or 6 instead of 4 or 5 and the vote will take place after the final August entry. (Which gives me a week to figure out Poll Daddy or some other voting scheme – advice welcome :))
But isn’t this so exciting???!!!
OKAY! So onward to today’s pitch, which comes to us from the lovely Pam, a writer, mother, and teacher of maritime history and seamanship at the San Diego Maritime Museum.
Pam presents us with this entry:
Title: When This Is Over, I Will Go To School And I Will Learn To Read: A Story Of Hope And Friendship For One Young Kenyan Orphan
The Pitch: No one knows the story of Kenya better than the children who live it, and it is their truth that is certain to nudge the hearts and minds of parents, teachers and children everywhere.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?