If you’re feeling especially artistic today, it’s probably because it’s Michelangelo’s 544th birthday. I know this because he and I go way back. “Best buds” is not a stretch. As you may or may not know, we are both known for our terrible fashion sense 🙂 And he was a poet who wrote over 300 poems, and a sculptor of great renown, and I am not a poet and my sculpting ability is taxed by making snowmen 🙂 Kindred spirits, obviously.
Anyway… while we are not talking about ballet… (and in a stunning example of a non sequitur) I’m pleased to announce that the winner of the January Pitch Pick is Dedra with her PB pitch for Mawbellina Ballerina! Congratulations, Dedra! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts!
Congratulations to all our other brave pitchers as well! You all wrote fabulous pitches and improved them beautifully based on the feedback you received. It is always a tough pick! I hope everyone feels that they have solidly improved pitches to send out into the world as a result of their courage in asking for input.
You may not all have gotten to have Erin read your pitches but you have DEFINITELY earned Something Chocolate!!! 🙂 How about some Fudge which is total health food because it’s Paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free! (I think we can just add to that “calorie free” and “guilt free”! 🙂 )
5 Minute Coconut Oil Fudge
I mean, health food doesn’t get much more delicious-looking than that, does it?! 🙂
And it’s so good for you there’s no reason not to indulge in seconds and thirds! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Shell who says, “My name is Shell LeDrew, I live in beautiful Newfoundland, Canada and I am a grateful Mom to my reader Sam 10 and my tornado Buddha Charlie 7. After a career wearing many hats including that of flight attendant, I married a pilot and wrote a story about it!
Here is a pitch for my silly and sweet 443 word Picture Book (ages 3-7) entitled “Mommy, Where’s Daddy?!””
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Mommy, Where’s Daddy?
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: After Dylan’s day dream of flying fabulous airplanes with his pilot Daddy is interrupted by his Moms insistence of bedtime, he comes up with countless tricks to delay going to bed until he realizes his sleep dream is the way back to being the wingman of his dreams!
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 Shell 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 have time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Shell is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to improving my sculpting skills in the medium of cookie dough! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂