30 Pitches in 30 Days is a Savvy Authors event that has been going on this April (sorry I just discovered it!) with 30 publishers taking pitches, one each day. SavvyAuthor members will have an opportunity to post their 3-line pitch. Results will be posted within two weeks.
Trying to catch the eye of an editor? Well, now's your chance! Lauri Wellington, Editor at Black Opal Books will be reading pitches today. Black Opal Books is looking for all genres, especially erotic, romance, but takes all genres with the exception of poetry and children’s books.
Who can enter?
Contest is open to all registered members of Savvy Authors. Not a member? Join Savvy Authors Today! Basic membership is free! All entries must be from registered members. Entries posted anonymously (by non-members) will be removed.
The rules are simple:
1. Post your 3-line pitch, include at the top the Title, Genre, & Word Count.
2. Make sure your manuscript falls within the genres listed above!
3. Only post if your manuscript is ready now!
4. Check back to see who our Editor/Agent picked! Results posted within two weeks. (Minimum of one, no maximum!)
5. Limit two pitches per member.
6. Be sure to include your name, title, genre and word count of your manuscript.
Who is Black Opal Books?
Black Opal Books is a boutique small press, dedicated to producing quality books for readers and helping both experienced and debut authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told. They are dedicated to producing well-written, properly-edited books and to providing both experienced and debut authors an outlet for their works they might not otherwise have.
They publish in both ebook and print formats and are committed to returning more of the profits to our authors. Currently, They handle all genres of romance, as well as women's fiction, chick lit, mysteries, thrillers, YA, erotic romance, and limited non-fiction. Black Opal Books is dedicated to publishing well-written, properly-edited books, and to helping authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Black Opal Books was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed Black Opal Books and gave it a two-fold mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.
Who is editor Lauri Wellington?
Lauri Wellington has been a professional editor for over ten years, first as a freelance editor then as a non-fiction, technical writing editor and now as an acquiring editor for Black Opal Books. She has a BA in special education and taught disabled as well as gifted children for a number of years before switching to a less-stressful career. She loves working with authors, especially with new authors because they are so willing to learn. She’s a single mother of four pre-teen children. When not working or tending her children, she takes night classes at the local community college, working toward her master’s in education.
What is SavvyAuthors?
SavvyAuthors.com is a website dedicated to writers. They strive to provide the best tools, classes, and networking opportunities for authors in all stages of their career. The SavvyAuthor website provides mentoring, sharing, high quality opportunities for publication, promotion, and advancement along with a strong writer’s network with a lot of fun along the way. SavvyAuthors is all about writing and helping writers become better writers.
Where do we pitch?
Post your pitch as a reply here: Pitch Your Book to Lauri Wellington, Editor at Black Opal Books
Thursday’s pitch opportunity is to Peter Knapp at Park Literary. His blog opens at 10pm CST on April 24 and closes at 10:59 pm CST on April 25.
Click here to see the entire schedule of publishers taking pitches.
Who’s pitches have scored a request?
Janie Bill, In a Flash
Anne Cleasby, Children of Poseidon: Lykos
Susan Burns, Dancing Dragons
Susan Burns, Forbidden Playground
Melanie McCarthy, Secret Enchantress
Melanie McCarthy, Firestorm
Heather Sheldon , I BECAME
Cassandra Shaw, Grave Robber for Hire
And many more! To check out which pitches have been requested, click here.
Ready to pitch?
Then get your pitch to Lauri Wellington at Black Opal Books today! Her pitching schedule closes at 10:59pm CST today.
See the list for other pitching opportunities on the April Pitch Perfect Schedule webpage.