Elevator Pitch Critique: OK! You’ve got 30 seconds. Go!

Ok, so last week I had so much fun doing first line critiques that I thought I’d take a crack at critiquing elevator pitches. Doesn’t that sound like a lark?! So, for those of you who don’t know what an Elevator Pitch is… Google it. For crying out loud, you’re a writer and you say you want to be published some day? You should know what an elevator pitch is!

Here are the rules:

  • Pitch me your manuscript or book proposal in 100 words or less in the comments section of this blog.
  • Make it interesting.
  • One entry per person. That means one (1).
  • If you have more than one manuscript or book proposal pick the best one. That means one (1).
  • If you send me over 100 words it goes directly in the trash (see first bullet point).
  • Submissions are open Wednesday, December 7,  from noon to 8pm EST. Submissions coming in before or after those times will be deleted, unread.
  • The pitches and their critiques will be posted Friday, December 9th.

I’m not sure how many entries I’ll get. I’m getting so pop-u-lar these days! If there aren’t too many subs I’ll critique them all. But if I’m totally inundated I’ll only critique a handful. I’ve got real work to do, you know! You’ll know if you’re getting critiqued by coming back here on Friday to check it out. Yes, that is an evil smile I’m smiling.


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4 responses to “Elevator Pitch Critique: OK! You’ve got 30 seconds. Go!

  1. Anonymous Writer!

    And you’ll never guess who I am. . .

  2. Anonymous Writer!

    Cruel and unusual punishment!

    Goddamn it, isn’t it bad enough that we have to condense a 100k plus complicated novel into a paragraph? Now we have to speak it in 30secs?

    Evil, is what I call it!

    What’s wrong with agents just reading every manuscript they receive and getting rid of this query/pitch nonsense!

    Be honest, Linda, wouldn’t you really and truly prefer that?

    • Anonymous Writer!

      And by Anonymous Writer, I mean I’m Anonymous. Not that I write anonymous things. Although I won’t quibble with other writers who do.