Before we get to today's pitch, I'd just like to thank everyone who has voted so far for the July/August Pitch Pick (and for those of you just joining us, that's the vote on whose pitch was best and will get sent to editor Erin Molta for valuable comments and feedback!) I'm so interested in how the votes are falling, and it's REALLY hard to keep a secret and not give you hints....
... OK. You twisted my arm. How about one hint. The current leader pitched a picture book. That's not too much of a hint since 4 of the 6 pitches were for PBs :)
But it's still definitely a competition, so if you haven't voted yet, please do! Go here and scroll to the poll.
Alrighty then. It's time for today's pitch, our first YA to date, and the first of the September competitors for Erin's reading time!
Today's pitch comes to us from the awesome Kimberly, who has lived a very interesting life, part of which was spent in a hut in the rainforest with a lot of wildlife I wouldn't want to meet too up close and personal! She writes a terrific blog (ZookBookNook), so feel free to hop over and get to know her. For our fellow campaigners, she is also participating in the Writer's Platform Building Campaign. So here it is:
Working Title: Surfacing In Clouds
The Pitch: Rigo and Esteban struggle to survive in a land without electricity, but when they set out to reach a world consumed by technology their friendship is ripped at the seams. This story chronicles the remarkable resilience of human nature in the face of losing what was once taken for granted: silence, privacy, and a connection with nature.
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 Kim 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 the Would You Read It tab in the bar above. (I figured y'all would get tired of me rewriting the same paragraph every week about the rules of the game so I put them up there :))
Kim is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
P.S. Tune in Friday for the results of the vote and find out who the winner is!!! And don't forget, if you haven't voted, please do! Vote here.