Nano Nation delivered yet another batch of pulse-pounding pitches for NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza 2018! A Midwest Strangler and Chupacabra; inheritance and identity, love and conspiracies; a beatnik disc jockey and the threat of nuclear annihilation; a 12-year-old author; opium smugglers and sex traffickers: once again, we were totally blown away by the diversity and quantity of pitches we received. 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.
Now for the 411: The 20 pitches were selected randomly. You can watch the recording of NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza to hear our feedback. It’s our mission to try to help all you amazing writers not just get published, but get published successfully. That’s why we’ve told you what works, but also what needs to be improved.
But don’t let our opinion sway your vote. 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)? The pitch that receives the most votes by 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 1, 2018 will be awarded the Fan Favorite, and the author will receive a free one-hour consult with us (worth $250). We’ll announce the Fan Favorite on April 2, 2018.
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. Connecting with your future readers is a vital part of being a successfully published author today. And this is a great way to get some practice.
We will also be posting these pitches—a couple a day–on social media. We encourage anyone to like your entry but only poll votes from the webpage will count toward the Fan Favorite.
Finally, through April 2, 2018, we are still offering a free webinar (worth $75) to anyone who buys a copy of our book The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published. Just email a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch to set up a webinar.
Write on, Wrimos!
NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza 2018 Voting
Click the writers' names to read their pitches. Then vote for your favorite.
- The Cost of Silence by Clare Vaterlaus Bird (29%, 388 Votes)
- Jihadi Bride by Alastair Luft (19%, 262 Votes)
- The Library of Unspoken Things by Lucy Hallowell (11%, 146 Votes)
- All The Stars Are Gone by Anna Downes (9%, 117 Votes)
- The Cyber Trials by Heather Ryder (8%, 112 Votes)
- The Bronze Mirror by Melissa Bennight (8%, 103 Votes)
- Watching Wilhemina by Mary Jo Talbot (4%, 60 Votes)
- And The Floods Came Up by Angie Romines (4%, 50 Votes)
- The Weight of a Woman by J. Jackson Pomeroy (3%, 45 Votes)
- The Prince of Little Palestine by Moe Shalabi (2%, 23 Votes)
- Audrina's Moments by H.M. Shander (2%, 22 Votes)
- Iron and Lace by Ellie Tupper (1%, 7 Votes)
- Nitza and the Chupacabra by Hannah Carmona Dias (0%, 5 Votes)
- Where Are You Really From by Samantha Mae Coyiuto (0%, 5 Votes)
- Cookie Rookie by Victoria Beck (0%, 3 Votes)
- Landslide by Emma Burns (0%, 3 Votes)
- Alliance by Tara Liem (0%, 2 Votes)
- Godsblood by Daniel T. Moore (0%, 1 Votes)
- Casey’s Star by Mike Drew (0%, 0 Votes)
- South Bay Beat by Joyce Krieg (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,354