Laurie McLean is taking 1-line pitches on December 10th. This tidbit comes from Jus Accardo’s interview with her on Savvy, letting you know what Laurie is looking for.
“Is there anything specific your itching to get your hands on? Something at the top of your wish list that seems to be in short supply at the moment?
I am drooling in anticipation for young adult paranormals, post-apocalyptic and contemporary school dramas. I would love a fresh approach with regency romance and a bold new Scottish historical romance. If someone sent me a paranormal romance with a new kind of supernatural heroine, I’d take a look. And steampunk, epic fantasy with a bite and urban fantasy still trip my trigger. Not so much with westerns, romantic suspense, horror or chick lit.”
Save space when you post your pitch by providing important information on your project like this:
Hetal P – You are hilarious! I hope all your hair grows back! And don’t worry…you are not alone when it comes to the challenges of writing a pitch, 1-line or full on query. That’s why you have people to help you gain perspective.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word count: 93K
Splitting DNA by day and skulls after dark, a woman must embrace her bestial nature to rescue a child from her employer’s fatal experimentations.
Splitting DNA by day and cracking skulls after dark, a woman (name) must embrace her bestial (what does that mean exactly? Werewolf? Gnome?) nature to rescue a child from her employer’s fatal experimentations or what? Name the stakes in a couple of words.
Jenn S: Girl…you are close.
Title: MAIDS OF HONOR
Genre: YA romance
Word count: 97K
A wry, resourceful thief is forced to join an elite group of spies in Elizabethan England, in this “Gallagher Girls meets the Tudors” spygirl novel.
A wry, resourceful thief is forced (how is she forced? She is caught in the middle of a heist? I would start with that too. ) to join an elite group of spies in Elizabethan England, in this “Gallagher Girls meets the Tudors” spygirl novel.
Consider this: Caught lifting silver from the Prime Minister (fill in with the real story of course), wry and resourceful thief (name) is forced to..
Question: Are the Gallagher Girls books well known enough in the YA genre that Laurie won’t have to look up the titles? If yes, perfect, leave it. If not, consider putting in a bit more of your story.
If you would like your 1-liners “proofed” post them here. I’ll be checking in and offering feedback. December 10th is right around the corner. Don’t miss the opportunity to miss pitching Laurie McLean.