It’s one of those months when I don’t want to read my own writing—I want to read YOURS! Voila—time for a pitch session!
These are the IRON-CLAD rules!
1) ONLY single-title romance 85,000 to 100,000 words or commercial women’s fiction
2) Erotic romance, paranormal, historical, romantic suspense, contemporary romance
3) Here’s the format:
c. 50 word pitch
d. 1-2 sentences on each of the next 2 books in the series
e. Author sales history (title, publisher, # of copies sold to readers, or that you’re a debut)
I can’t wait! This is my absolute favorite part of my job!
Remember our editorial criteria:
*a heroine the reader can relate to
*a hero she can fall in love with
*a world gets created
*a hook I can sell with in 2-3 sentences
*author has a career arc—in other words, if readers love this book, what are we giving them next, and next, and next…