As of today, NaNoWriMo is kicking off their third annual Pitchapalooza, which offers a neat opportunity for pitching and possibly receiving feedback. The winner lands a nice opportunity, too:
For those of you not familiar with Pitchapalooza, here’s the skinny: You get 250 words to pitch your book. Twenty-five pitches will be randomly selected from all submissions. We will then critique the pitches online so you get to see what makes a great pitch. We will then choose one winner from the group. The winner will receive an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for his/her manuscript. We will also crown a fan favorite who will receive a free one-hour consult with us (worth $250).
Beginning February 1, 2013, you can email your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. All pitches must be received by 11:59 PST on February 28, 2013. The 25 random pitches will be posted on March 5, 2012. Winners will be announced on March 15, 2013. Anyone can vote for fan favorite, so get your social media engine running as soon as the pitches go up!
More details can be found here at the Office of Letters and Light blog.