Sunday, June 18, 2006

Pitch Slam is Over!

Omg, what an experience. The pitch slam with TWL Author Talks and Kristin Nelson is over. She critiqued about seventy pitches today - took her three hours! What a wonderful person she is. I have said it before and I'll say it again, she's tops in the literary field in my book. She's a tough cookie, yet so warm. Personality-wise, I give her a 10. Literary-wise, omg, I can't even put a number on it, it's so high.

Okay, I guess you're wondering about the results. Out of seventy pitches, no mine didn't make it, but eight of the members of TWL Author Talks got partial requests. Kristin said that actually that was about average. The recipients of partial requests went out to: Louise Ahern, Louise Ahern, Debora Dennis, Jennifer, and Lis (sorry, I don't have last names or websites for some). Congratulations to all!

She actually critiqued all three of my pitches, even though it was against her self-imposed rule of one pitch per person after she saw how many had come through. Couldn't blame her, though, and it did bring to mind that next time we need to make the rules clear before we do the pitching.

I'm not sure who will be our next guest agent, but I'll let you know beforehand.

All in all, this has been the most wonderful experience and I can't wait for the next go around!

2 comments:

  1. Dot,

    About the line "Couldn't blame her, though, and it did bring to mind that next time we need to make the rules clear before we do the pitching."

    When you submit to an agent in traditional means, whether by snail mail or e-mail, you only pitch one manuscript, not multiples. It seems to me (though I'm by no means an expert or anything) the same thing would apply to pitch slams like this.

    I do think it went very well. While I was disappointed she passed on DRAGON LANDS, I feel like I got some great input from her.

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  2. Yes, Kristin is really great. When she volunteers for events she always follows through with her commitments. I'm so glad you guys had such a great experience with her!

    Also, Dorothy, I haven't forgotten about a link to my blog. I will get yours up on my blogroll once I update it. Thanks! =D

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