Note: If you’re here looking for fishing tips, you’ve come to the wrong end of the blogosphere.
Okay, this week we are working on QUERY pitches. That means you are giving us your best pitch paragraph on a single manuscript and we will give you our communal feedback. Read the full list of rules with all their glorious explanations here.
Bait and Pitch is open to ALL fiction categories.
This is open to manuscripts of any status.
One pitch per week as a comment to THIS post.
You post, you crit.
You edit, you critique again.
If you revise, post it as a REPLY to your original pitch.
Critiques must include AT LEAST one piece of positive feedback.
Don’t be an asshole.
If you cross the line, *I* will critique your pitch in a similar manner. K? *grinz*
**A NEW RULE: If you post, please convince one writer friend to participate. I'm getting great feedback that this is super helpful for folks, but we're having fewer participants each week. Invite a friend to join us!
Formatting Your Pitch
NAME: The Jackal (bonus points if you get this late 90s/early 00’s TV reference)
TITLE: WHERE ARE THOSE WILD THINGS, ANYWAY?
PITCH: This is where you will write the pitch paragraph from your query. NOT the whole query. Please limit it to no more than four sentences. Really, if you go beyond that, your pitch paragraph is too long. No, really; and don’t be getting all crazy with the semicolons to fit in extra sentences—you know who you are.
The Wicked Pitch of the East (aka Dannie)