Writing a book is one skill. Pitching is another skill. Previously, we looked at two main components of a query letter; Logline and comp titles. In this blog post, you will read the pitches authors used to sell the manuscripts we see now as picture books.
I would love to take the chance and thank friends who kindly shared their pitches with me. I hope analyzing these pitches helps you in forging the best pitch you can. For me, pondering on these pitches was a fruitful learning process.
This blog post includes only pitches of quiet picture books (read about quiet picture books in this blog post). More pitches of picture books are here and here.
The list is ordered alphabetically based on the book titles.
IT WILL BE OK
With this pitch, Lisa published her manuscript with Sourcebooks Explore. She pitched the manuscript with a different title—SCARED SILLY. But once it was acquired the title changed.
I write blog posts about the craft of writing picture books (PictureBookPedia) and chapter books (ChapterBookPedia). Also, I publish a quarterly newsletter that includes links to my recent blog posts.