You're in an elevator with the agent or editor of your dreams and you have one minute to pitch your book idea. What do you say?
A tight, effective verbal pitch can help you sell your idea and, just as importantly, force you to keep your project focused and on track. Practice the art of the one-minute pitch before a panel of industry professionals including literary agent Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong Press, Miami Herald book critic and English professor Ariel Gonzalez and veteran book reviewer, writer and cultural critic Chauncey Mabe. Get instant feedback on your book idea and some free advice. Best pitch gets a prize!
Participation in the Pitch-O-Rama is free and open to everyone by signing up, first come, first served. Writers Institute registrants may sign up beginning at noon on Saturday, May 10. Non-registrants may sign up beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.
Remember, you're pitching to professionals who hear them for a living. You must cut through the clutter and present your project in a clear, concise, and interesting way. The elevator door just closed- ready, go!