2014 NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza

Posted on March 15, 2014 by admin   |   31 comments

Nano Nation delivers yet another batch of pulse-ponding pitches!  Teens with superpowers and a real life teen writer.  Witches, an Egytian queen and mutated babies.  Poisonous smartphones and a yarn-bomber. Dead brides and Mr. Rochester.  Mobsters and star-crossed lovers.  There’s something for everyone here.

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 31, 2014, 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 31st, 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.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

March 16, 2014 at 9:31 am Tao Long

I want to help Tiffany Vora get her novel published.


March 16, 2014 at 10:00 am Gary

I think this is a great choice


March 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm Izzy (le author)

When is the finish date for voting?


March 17, 2014 at 7:31 am melika

Fantastic work Izzy!


March 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm Izzy (le author)

thank you!


March 18, 2014 at 5:37 am Jack

I just really hope mrs. Strapec wins


March 18, 2014 at 7:18 am Ty duns

Strap dog for the win


March 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm Lauren J.

Courtney Parker!


March 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm Hazel S.

Awesome! Thank you so much for the critique, Book Doctors! I will definitely save & use all that advice. But one quick thing – a paragraph in my pitch seems to have gotten copied up there twice; is there any way that could be edited? Thanks again!


March 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm admin

Sorry about that, Hazel! It’s all fixed now.


March 19, 2014 at 11:40 am Izzy (le author)

Alos, Book Doctors- when is the deadline for voting over?


March 19, 2014 at 7:06 am Hazel S.

Okay, thanks!


March 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm Cool kid



March 20, 2014 at 6:44 am Rafael

Wow! Izzy is great!


March 20, 2014 at 8:20 am Paula Dukes

Nice work Izzy!


March 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm Hopie

Izzy is an amazing writer!!


March 21, 2014 at 10:09 am Kul-kid

@Rafael, no, Strapdog is great.


March 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm Matthew Nagy

I hope mrs Strapec wins.


March 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm Nicole

IzzyVerdery’s submission really stands out, especially when you consider the fact that she is just in 8th grade!! Go Izzy!


March 23, 2014 at 5:25 am Mike

Rooting For You Meghan K. Strapec ……. YOU GO GIRL !!!! Sincerely Sheldon M. Hayes


March 26, 2014 at 9:01 am Ed Haden

Great work, Izzy!


March 27, 2014 at 10:56 am Tiffany

This may be a stupid question, but how do you actually vote?


March 27, 2014 at 10:58 am admin
March 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm Brian

I don’t see the pitches anymore. Just the post with the poll and the comments.


March 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm Clynegal

Great job izzy! :-)


March 29, 2014 at 11:33 am Hanna

Just voted for you Izzy, great job!!


March 31, 2014 at 7:21 am anne rosenau

Love your entry!


March 31, 2014 at 11:26 am Mrs. Muir

Keep those clever, creative thoughts coming, Izzy!


April 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm Courtney Parker

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