Two great pitch contests are coming up that use a 35 world pitch: PitchSlam and NestPitch. I have a particular soft spot in my heart for PitchSlam, since I had the great pleasure of participating (go Team Spyder!) last year, and was amazed at the time and care the hosts took in giving feedback to each participant.
As part of my continuing efforts to give back to the writing community that has done so much to support me, I’m offering free feedback on your 35-word pitch to the first 10 people to post in the comments!
Before you do, though, you might want to read this post I made a while back on avoiding vagueness in short pitches, and to make sure you’ve clearly conveyed character, conflict, and stakes.
I will happily give ONE of the following kinds of feedback (your choice—please specify if it’s not clear):
A) If you have a few pitches using different approaches and you’re torn between them, I will tell you which one I think is working best (or if I think you should combine elements of a couple different pitches, I’ll tell you that, too).
B) If you have a pitch but are having trouble getting it down to 35 words, I can try to make tightening suggestions.
C) If you have your 35 word pitch and just want feedback, I can tell you the one thing I think would most improve your pitch.
I can only take the first 10 commenters, alas, since my time isn’t infinite, but I will do more giveaways in the future.
Good luck to all participating in both these contests!