Would You Read It?

Would You Read It is a weekly feature, posted on Wednesdays.  It is a chance for writers to try out pitches for their Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade, or Young Adult Works-In-Progress.

Not sure if your pitch is ready for that chance meeting with a famous editor?  Or maybe just not sure if you've solidified the point of your book yet?  Wondering if a new idea piques people's interest before you put months into writing it?

Submit your pitch!

Rules For The Game:

Send your working title if you have one, the age/genre you're writing for, and The Pitch, (and your pitch can be anonymous if you prefer - just let me know) to susanna@susannahill.com (or use the handy Email Me button on the right-hand side.)  Your pitch can be for a WIP or for a new idea you're just getting a handle on - whatever you need some input on.

Writers and readers, teachers, librarians and parents are here to help by giving you some objective feedback from people who know children's books!

Once a month, readers will vote on which pitch was best for that month.  The winning pitch will be sent to editor Erin Molta for review and comments!

ABOUT ERIN MOLTA:
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 childrens 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.


For examples, please see previous Would You Read It posts:

(Would You Read It listings below link to posts, participants colored names link to their blogs or websites if they have one.)

PB=Picture Book   ER=Early Reader   MG=Middle Grade   YA=Young Adult
* denotes a monthly Pitch Pick Winner

Would You Read It? Wednesday

Would You Read It Wednesday #1 - Wild (Girl) Genius (MG) (Andrea)

Would You Read It Wednesday #2 - The Rhyme Machine (PB) (Megan)

Would You Read It Wednesday #3 - Finding The Reindeer Beat (PB) (Alisha)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #4 - The Big Red Boat (PB series) (Paul)

Would You Read It Wednesday #5 - When This Is Over, I Will Go To School And I Will Learn To Read... (PB) (Pam)

Would You Read It Wednesday #6 - Hidden Oaks Camp Or Else! (MG) (Laynie)

Pitch Pick #1 (July/August 2011)

Straight From The Editor #1

Would You Read It Wednesday #7 - Surfacing In Clouds (YA) (Kimberly)

Would You Read It Wednesday #8 - A Lesson My Cat Taught Me (ER) (Saul)

Would You Read It Wednesday #9 - The Fairy Wood (MG) (Catherine)

Would You Read It Wednesday #10 - Listen To Me (YA) (Aimee)*

Pitch Pick #2 (September 2011)

Straight From The Editor #2

Would You Read It Wednesday #11 - Witches Don't Dance (PB) (Carla)

Would You Read It Wednesday #12 - Gleek (MG Contemporary) (Christie)

Would You Read It Wednesday #13 - Pizza's Band (ER) (Tracy)

Would You Read It Wednesday #14 - Henry Hears You (YA) (Kim)*

Pitch Pick #3 (October 2011)

Straight From The Editor #3

Would You Read It Wednesday #15 - The Tooth Fairy Star (PB) (Christie)

Would You Read It Wednesday #16 - Hating Ric (YA Verse) (Dee)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #17 - Simbiote (YA Sci-fi) (Halli)

Would You Read It Wednesday #18 - Prelude To An Apocalypse (YA Lit) (Ashley)

Pitch Pick #4 (November 2011)

Straight From The Editor #4 (Please scroll down below the Perfect Picture Book)

Would You Read It Wednesday #19 - Draggin' My Tail (PB) (Christie)

Would You Read It Wednesday #20 - Finding Sophie (YA) (Vicki)

Would You Read It Wednesday #21 - What If? (Early PB) (Abby)

Would You Read It Wednesday #22 - Nana, I Miss You (PB) (Jane)

Would You Read It Wednesday #23 - Home Is Where The Bird Is (PB) (Margaret)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #24 - Solomon's Raisin Farm (PB) (Christie)

Pitch Pick #5 (December 2011/January 2012)

Straight From The Editor #5

Would You Read It Wednesday #25 - Summer Of '71 (MG) (Dede)

Would You Read It Wednesday #26 - Starstruck (YA) (Sarah)

Would You Read It Wednesday #27 - Sorrysorrysorry (Early PB) (Sharron)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #28 - The Birthday Bash (PB) (Jennifer R)

Would You Read It Wednesday #29 - Planet Vacation (PB) (Jennifer Y)

Pitch Pick #6 (February 2012)

Straight From The Editor #6 (Please scroll down past Perfect Picture Book)

Would You Read It Wednesday #30 - Doris And The Scaredy Cats (PB) (Renee)

Would You Read It Wednesday #31 - Reef Stew (PB) (Miranda)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #32 - Everett (YA) (Rebecca H)

Would You Read It Wednesday #33 - First Aide For First Grade (PB) (Terri)

Pitch Pick #7 (March 2012)

Straight From The Editor #7

Would You Read It Wednesday #34 - Dustin The Dragon (Early PB) (Delores)

Would You Read It Wednesday #35 - Broomstick Rodeo (PB) (Rebecca C)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #36 - Out Of This World Opposites (Non-Fiction PB) (Kirsten)

Would You Read It Wednesday #37 - A Bug Who Needs A Hug (Early PB) (Anna)

Pitch Pick #8 (April 2012)

Straight From The Editor #8

Would You Read It Wednesday #38 - Jay's Big Day (PB) (Darshana)

Would You Read It Wednesday #39 - Death Of Sleeping Beauty (MG Fantasy) (Rena)

Would You Read It Wednesday #40 - Waiting For An Idea (PB older readers) (Jarm)

Would You Read It Wednesday #41 - Magnificent (PB) (Elizabeth)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #42 - Dewey Bookworm Takes The Stage (PB) (Tina)

Pitch Pick #9 (May 2012)

Straight From The Editor #9

Would You Read It Wednesday #43 - Uncle Larry (PB) (Laura)

Would You Read It Wednesday #44 - Elephant And Dolphin (PB) (Rita)

Would You Read It Wednesday #45 - These Little Piggies (PB) (Lori)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #46 - Hug-A-Bug Travels To Egypt (PB) (Anna)

Pitch Pick #10 (June 2012)

Straight From The Editor #10

Would You Read It Wednesday #47 - Friendly Sam, The Ice Cream Man (PB) (Carrie)

Would You Read It Wednesday #48 - What's Wrong With Molly Zwirl? (MG) (Rita)

Would You Read It Wednesday #49 - The Tomato Turner (PB) (Vivian)

Would You Read It Wednesday #50 - CJ's Tiger (PB) (Dana)*

Pitch Pick #11 (July 2012)

Straight From The Editor #11

Would You Read It Wednesday #51 - Charlie The Chimney Mouse (PB) (Randy)

Would You Read It Wednesday #52 - Two Orange Pups And The Ball (PB) (Patricia)

Would You Read It Wednesday #53 - Nothing But Blue Skies (Upper MG Fantasy) (Sharron)

Would You Read It Wednesday #54 - Saturdays With Fish (PB) (Kimberley)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #55 - Princess Azalea's Two Left Feet (PB) (Rachel)

Pitch Pick #12 (August 2012)

Straight From The Editor #12

Would You Read It Wednesday #56 - Melody Wants A Piano (PB) (Tina)

Would You Read It Wednesday #57 - Buff The Magic Dragon (PB) (Elizabeth)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #58 - Confessions Of The Tomato Turner (PB) (Vivian)

Would You Read It Wednesday #59 - Needs Help With A Title! (PB) (Catherine)

Pitch Pick #13 (September 2012)

Straight From The Editor #13

Would You Read It Wednesday #60 - Alpha Bitty (PB) (Linda)

Would You Read It Wednesday #61 - Phantom And The Boneyard (ER) (Sidney)

Would You Read It Wednesday #62 - Dishing Up! (PB) (Brenda)

Would You Read It Wednesday #63 - Scooter Annie (PB) (Carrie) *

Pitch Pick #14 (October 2012)

Straight From The Editor #14

Would You Read It Wednesday #64 - A Banshee Birthday (PB) (Heather)

Would You Read It Wednesday #65 - How The Bull Lost His Feathers (PB) (Kim)

Would You Read It Wednesday #66 - Dim Sum Dog (PB) (Larissa)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #67 - Surprises Await (PB) (Katie)

Pitch Pick #15 (November 2012)

Straight From The Editor #15

Would You Read It Wednesday #68 - Eddie Brick Visits The Aunts (PB) (Julie RZ)

Would You Read It Wednesday #69 - Oyster And Pearl (PB) (Kim)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #70 - Astrid Climbs Her Family Tree (PB) (Sidney)

Pitch Pick #16 (December 2012)

Straight From The Editor #16

Would You Read It Wednesday #71 - Civil (MG) (Wendy)*

Would You Read It Wednesday #72 - The Good For Plenty Bibs (PB) (Linda)

Would You Read It #73 - Cheeku The Cheeky Chinese Chicken (PB) (Catherine)

Would You Read It #74 -  Slurp, Slurp, Slurp (PB) (Elaine)

Pitch Pick #17 (January 2013)

Straight From The Editor #17

Would You Read It #75 - Just Call Me The Kid (PB) (Julie RZ)

Would You Read It #76 - How Many Shoes Does A Princess Need? (PB) (Sue)

Would You Read It #77 - Herman's Super-Powered Heiney Or Why Fireflies Should Never Drink Soda (PB) (Wendy G)*

Would You Read It #78 - Oakley's Keys (PB) (Yvonne)

Pitch Pick #18 (February 2013)

Straight From The Editor #18

Would You Read It #79 - Twitch (MG) (Linda)

Would You Read It #80 - Phewie Hughie (PB) (Denise)

Would You Read It #81 - The Adventures Of Tomato And Pea (Chap.Book/MG) (Erik)*

Pitch Pick #19 (March 2013)

Straight From The Editor #19

Would You Read It #82 - Flood Dogs (PB) (Pam)

Would You Read It #83 - Giant At The Gym (PB) (Elaine)

Would You Read It #84 - Hurricane Enrique (PB) (Deborah)

Would You Read It #85 - A Noise In The Dark (PB) (Cynthia)

Pitch Pick #20 (April 2013)

Straight From The Editor #20

Would You Read It #86 - Daydreamer (YA/Sci-Fi) (Jesse)

Would You Read It #87 - Story Bored (MG) (James)

Would You Read It #88 - Nobody Loves Roberto A. Tailbottom (PB) (Rita)

Would You Read It #89 - Bonjour, Remy! (PB) (Kimberly)

Would You Read It #90 - The Word Thief (PB) (Sian)

Pitch Pick #21 (May 2013)

Straight From The Editor #21

Would You Read It #91 - The Backpack Secret (PB) (Andrea)

Would You Read It #92 - The Cat Who Lived In The Flowerpot (PB) (Heather)

Would You Read It #93 - The Chase  (PB) (Elaine)

Would You Read It #94 - Granola Bars For Dinner (PB) (Alicia)

Pitch Pick #22 (June 2013)

Straight From The Editor #22

Would You Read It #95 - That Tommy Thompson (PB) (Lisa)

Would You Read It #96 - The Curse Of The Shattered Sceptre (Chap.Book/MG) (Rachel)

Would You Read It #97 - Fable Ranger (MG) (Angela)

Would You Read It #98 - The Tomato Turner Gets A Job (PB) (Vivian)

Pitch Pick #23 (July 2013)

Straight From The Editor #23

Would You Read It #99 - Karina The Dancer (PB) (Darshana)

Would You Read It #100 - The Golden Egg (PB) (Lisa)*

Would You Read It #101 - Cartwheel Queen (PB) (Carrie B)

Would You Read It #102 - The Savage Queen (YA) (Alicia)

Pitch Pick #24 (August 2013)

Straight From The Editor #24

Would You Read It #103 - Upside Down In Frown Town (PB) (Kirsti)*

Would You Read It #104 - The Garden Disaster (PB) (Kathy)

Would You Read It #105 - The Superhero Rejects (MG) (Wendi)

Would You Read It #106 - The Lightbulb And The Lab Coat (PB) (Donna)

Pitch Pick #25 (September 2013)

Straight From The Editor #25

Would You Read It #107 - The Great UFO Hunt (ER) (Kari)

Would You Read It #108 - Proberta Gerber And The Terrible Mess (PB) (Linda)

Would You Read It #109 - Iris The Rainbow Girl (PB) (Rosi)*

Would You Read It #110 - Broccolilocks (PB) (Julie RZ)*

Pitch Pick #26 (October 2013)

Straight From The Editor #26

Would You Read It #111 - Rashad Saves The World (PB) (Steve)*

Would You Read It #112 - Faith The Heroic Pony (PB) (Sue)

Would You Read It #113 - Polka Dot Sue (PB) (Mary)

Would You Read It #114 - The Good Morning Book (PB) (Lyla)

Pitch Pick #27 (November 2013)

Straight From The Editor #27

Would You Read It #115 - Tomboy Rules: Blossoms Are Always Prepared (MG) (Beth)

Would You Read It #116 - The Witch's Brew (YA) (Rena)

Would You Read It #117 - Tell Me About The Baby (MG Verse) (Joy)

Would You Read It #118 - Gwynivere The Ear Finds Her Nose (PB) (Kirsten)

Would You Read It #119 - Simon Wants To Be A Helper (PB) (Stacy)

Pitch Pick #28 (December/January 2014)

Straight From The Editor #28

Would You Read It #120

Would You Read It #121

Would You Read It #122

* denotes a monthly Pitch Pick Winner

As a courtesy to the people who take the time to read your pitches and comment on them, I do ask that you only submit a pitch if you're going to check into the blog and respond to people's comments.

Upcoming Schedule:

Wednesday February 5 - Kristine (PB) The STEM Girls: Rising Stars
Wednesday February 12 - Pam (PB) Fee Fi Fo Flub
Wednesday February 19 - Julie G (PB) Diary Of A Slinky Kid
Wednesday February 26 - Steve (PB) Waffles, Walnuts And Worms
Wednesday March 5 - Karen (PB) Puddles And Rainbows
Wednesday March 12 - Ann (PB) Sk8tr Boy
Wednesday March 19 -
Wednesday  March 26 -
Wednesday April 2 -
Wednesday April 9 -
Wednesday April 16 -
Wednesday April 23 -
Wednesday April 30 - 
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