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Author Topic: Pitch Madness  (Read 2830 times)
mgmystery
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« on: January 17, 2017, 01:47:12 PM »

A contest for February! Submission window is Feb 24, and it has an agent round! http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/01/announcing-pitch-madness-2017-candyland-edition/
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 03:50:09 PM »

Talk about incentive to finish my revision.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:35:10 PM »

Anyone have any examples of past pitches (35 words) that have been successful?  Trying to compose mine and would love to see what got others in the door!  TIA!
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 02:19:52 PM »

Here's a 2016 page on how to put a 35-word pitch together, not an example of a successful one, though.

http://www.brenda-drake.com/2016/05/pitch-wars-35-word-twitter-pitch-simplified/
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »

I entered today with this pitch:

In the 1930s, hundreds of African-Americans immigrated to the Soviet Union. Mikhail Khalatsyn’s father was one of those ex-pats. Now a GRU officer, Mikhail comes to New York in the 1980s to recruit American spies.

Exactly 35 words.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 06:24:13 PM »

Whoops, forgot that was today. Oh well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 06:45:56 PM »

Whoops, forgot that was today. Oh well.

I think it's open until midnight EST...
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 07:44:30 PM »

Fathor, here's the link to enter: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/02/pitch-madness-2017-candyland-edition-submission-window-now-opened/

You can make it in time,
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 07:46:44 PM »

didn't work on a pitch and I think all my old ones are longer or shorter...


I'll have to look them up.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 08:26:57 PM »

only had elevator pitches but when I saw Sam Joyce was in there I felt it was a sign.

my 35 word pitch goes like this:

When best friends since childhood –Steve, Kate, and Amaya– realize they all have feelings for one another, each has to figure out if their new found feelings are worth more than their ten year friendship.


good luck to everyone.
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