September 5, 2011

Who Will It Be? - Pitch Pick #1

I realize it's 6 AM and the coffee is still brewing, but really, I can't think of a more exciting way to start a Monday.  Are you ready for leap-out-of-your-chair level excitement?  I hope so!

The moment you've all been waiting for is here at last!  It's time to vote for who should win the Would You Read It pitch contest for July/August 2011!  The lucky winner will have his/her pitch read by and commented upon by none other than the lovely and talented editor, Erin Molta!!!  (For Erin's impressive credentials, click the Would You Read It tab on the top bar.)

In order to keep things moving along, I'm hoping everyone can place his/her vote by Friday September 9.  (I am also hoping that I really and truly worked all the kinks out of the voting system with the practice runs, but only time will tell...!)

As a quick refresher, our contestants are:

1. Andrea:

Working Title:  Wild (Girl) Genius
Age/Genre:  MG
The Pitch:  After girly Jade persuades her adventure-enthusiast parents to get her into a special camp led by wilderness expert Carson Riley, Jade's plans to show Carson she's skilled enough to host a youth segment of his new TV show get messed up by a secret celebrity and someone sabotaging the camp.

2.  Megan:

Working Title:  The Rhyme Machine
Age/Genre: PB
The Pitch:  Chaos breaks out in a classroom when an imaginary "rhyme machine" springs to life and starts creating things that rhyme with everything that's said.

3. Alisha:

Working Title:  Finding The Reindeer Beat
Age/Genre:  PB
The Pitch:  When Santa's sleigh team decided to retire, a new group of reindeer trained with Coach Dasher, almost crashed in front of Santa, and discovered the secret to staying together.

4. Paul:

Working Title:  The Big Red Boat
Age/Genre:  PB series entitled Adventures With Benjamin Blueberry and Wally The Goat
The Pitch:  Wally the Goat is steering the boat... Look at him go around that duck and through the waves.  He sure is saving the day.

5. Pam:

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
Age/Genre:  PB
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.

6 Laynie:

Working Title:  Hidden Oaks Camp Or Else!
Age/Genre:  MG
The Pitch:  Moochie Mockingbird and other animal friends lead endangered animals away from a huge, deadly Texas Hill Country wildfire to the safety of "firewise community" Hidden Oaks, a summer youth camp.

And now, ladies and gentleman, the vote!  Duhn-duhn, duhn-duhn!

Remember, the polls close on September 9, so get your votes in ASAP!
This is so exciting!  I can hardly wait to announce the winner!
And don't forget to come back Wednesday for our first September contender, Kimberly!


  1. My vote is cast! Good luck to all! :-)

  2. I really love this Wednesday pitch idea! Very fun. :)

  3. Boy, that was a tough decision. It was really close for me between a couple of these :)

  4. It's really nice that you are doing this. Helps us all out — those working on pitches and those who have entered. I voted. Didn't want to forget.

  5. That was a very tricky decision, but I have now voted. Such a great idea. :-)

  6. Stacy and Cally - thanks so much for voting. The numbers are shaping up nicely! Glad you like the idea :)

  7. I'm so impressed you did a poll, see you are techy :)

    This is such a great idea!

  8. I just voted! Every one is so great, it wasn't easy.

  9. Good luck! This is exciting! My vote is cast.

  10. This is a fabulous idea and after much thought I have voted too! :)

  11. I am excited to see which one wins!

  12. Catherine - I do amaze myself with my technological abilities from time to time :)

    Kim, Brooke, Grillyfish and Jenny - thanks so much for voting and for your enthusiasm! The votes are piling up most interestingly!

  13. Lovely work you're doing here, Susanna!

    Would like to invite you and your readers to take a look at The Rule of Three Blogfest ---a month-long extravaganza in the fictional town of Renaissance this October, with some great prizes, comment love, and of course, a lot of exposure for your writing.

    Characters from existing WIPs in any genre are welcome at the fabled town of Renaissance!

  14. Damyanti - I've been to your site and JC Martin's and seen the Rule Of Three Blogfest which looks terrific! If I have time, I'll definitely do it, but feel a little too busy right now... :)

  15. I voted, this was very cool. It was hard to choose.


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