2013 NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza

Read the 2013 pitches below and vote for your favorite, by Author:

Total Voters: 3,192

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A wimpy kid Don Quixote, dwarves, dragons, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, gnomes, shape-shifters and time portals, gothic bullying and apocalyptic dystopias, sweet love stories and a lesbian baby, fantasy kingdoms in galaxies far, far away, and of course zombies, werewolves and vampires, oh my!

Once again, we were totally blown away by the diversity, quantity and quality of pitches we got in our NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza. But of course we’ve come to expect this level of excellence from NaNo Nation. The Book Doctors had an absolute blast swimming in this vast pool of pitches. Write on, Wrimos!

Now for the 411: The 25 pitches below were selected randomly.  Our comments follow each pitch. It’s our mission to try to help all you amazing writers not just get published, but get successfully published.  That’s why we’ve told you what works, but also what needs to be improved.

On March 15, 2013, we will name a winner. But, in the mean time, don’t let our opinion sway you. What story intrigues you? What pitch would prod you from the couch to the bookstore (or, if you’re really lazy, to buy it online)? This year, we’ve made it easy for you to vote for your favorite pitch. The pitch that receives the most votes will be awarded the “fan favorite”, and the author will receive a free one-hour consult with us (worth $250).

But please note: YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE! So please choose carefully. Don’t just read the first couple of pitches — read them all. You owe it to your fellow Wrimos. Encourage your friends, family and random strangers to vote for you via the link to the poll. We will also be posting these pitches—a couple a day–on our Facebook page. We encourage anyone to “like” your entry but only poll votes from the webpage will count towards the Fan Favorite.

Finally, through the 15th, we are still offering a free 20-minute consult (worth $100) to anyone who buys a copy of our book The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published. Just email us a copy of your receipt and we’ll be in touch to set up a time to talk.