Welcome to Would You Read It Wednesday, Everyone!
I know you’re all struggling to manage the demands of this somehow busier-than-it-should-be quarantine life, so let’s jump right into today’s pitch biz, shall we?
I’m happy to announce that the winner of the Late February/March Pitch Pick was Shae with her PB pitch for Skritch, Scratch, Sniffle! Congratulations, Shae! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts and I’m sure she will send them along at her earliest convenience!
Congratulations to our other pitchers as well! Even if you don’t get to have Erin read your pitch, I hope the experience was still helpful and worthwhile and you’ve come out of it with a stronger pitch. You were very brave to share your pitches for comment and feedback so we could all learn alongside you!
Given the stress of quarantine which causes some of us to never have to get out of our pajamas and others to wrestle with algebra and 4th grade social studies and what the proper use of a gerund is while also trying to run a business or file our taxes or write for deadlines etc, I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s time to break out the Something Chocolate! How about some perfectly perfect Chocolate Filled French Silk Pie?
Chocolate Filled French Silk Pie
Yummy! yummy!! yummy!!!
So chocolate-y and delicious!!! Now, go hang out your window and pretend you’re sailing the open seas or speeding down the big hill on your bike, roller blades, or skateboard, not stuck in your house! 😊
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Elaine who says, “I’ve been writing children’s books for about three years and trying to climb the learning curve quickly!”
Find her on the web at www.elainekachala.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Brave Allie Mallie
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: When Brave Allie Mallie accidentally, on purpose, forgets her mom’s note, she thinks she’ll escape the vaccination – she can’t. Allie and mom make a plan to calm her nerves but wait – what if Allie turns superhero? “ZAP! ZAP! You’re dead germs!”
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Elaine improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read it in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. There are openings in May, so you could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Elaine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing the dance videos you all produce to the music clip above in order to while away the quarantine boredom! 😊
Have a wonderful healthy and happy Wednesday everyone!!! 😊