Friday, August 1, 2008

Pitch Contest

...And we're done!
Some of you have evil little minds. Funny, evil, little minds.
Thank you to everyone for participating.

17 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

Thank you so much, EA! Appreciate the contest, the, um, more interesting entries, the feedback on what works and what doesn't.

Kimberly Lynn said...

Probably the majority of us have evil minds . . .

This was lots of fun! Thanks for taking the time and have a great weekend!

Vodka Mom said...

That was fun - participating AND reading the results! You clearly have too much time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

Very entertaining. It reminded me of an email that went around a while ago, with darkly humorous children's book titles like, "Strangers Have the Best Candy," "Some Kittens Can Fly!" and "What Is That Dog Doing To That Other Dog?" There were a lot more, but I can't remember them.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Those were brilliant. "Daddy Drinks Because You Cry." "Why Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Socket Can't Be Friends." "You're Different and That's Bad."

beth said...

THANK YOU! Very enlightening :)

Just_Me said...

Scary. Very, very, scary. All I can do is cross my fingers and hope most of those people were joking.

I'm laughing, but I worry about letting some of those people have pens...

ChrisEldin said...

Thank you so much!!! This has been fun, and a great learning experience!!
:-)

Anonymous said...

These were entertaining. But the rest are just ignored? Phewey. I hoped to get some comment on mine.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much EA! Didn't get to play this time because I was out of town and couldn't figure out how to submit on my cell phone, but I spent a lovely afternoon writing horrible pitches I will never force you to read...and reading those by others was great great fun. Hope for more contests again in the future, and thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest, EA!
Would love to hear some more about the entries. How many did you receive? How many would you have requested (was it just the three you cited?) What were some common trouble spots?

Deirdre Mundy said...

Heh... anonymous, that email seems strangely reminiscent of
"Uncle Shelby's ABZ book..."

(I LOVE this book-- especially the bit about fire-engines... and elephants.....)

Editorial Anonymous said...

The rest weren't ignored. They weren't bad enough to use as examples or good enough to request... yet, at least.
And I thought about having a bit of "pitch clinic" after the contest, but I got somewhere around 60 pitches, and I can't do all of them.

Anonymous said...

So, that would be okay--just grouping the serious ones into "no way" or "maybe, with work."

Sorry to sound so needy, but it's hard to know what's not working, the pitch or the concept--so any feedback is useful!

In any case, thank you for giving those of us who entered the push to polish.

beth said...

EA: As an entrant not picked, I'd like to say that if you did a bit of a pitch clinic on some (even if mine wasn't one), I'd be very appreciative. I don't think anyone expects you to go through 60...but maybe if you went through 3, it might help the other 57. You could ask people who entered but didn't win to re-submit for consideration to be critiqued with the knowledge that not all would be critiqued. We know you're busy and are appreciative of all that you do!

(PS: And this is just a suggestion; I'm not trying to be bossy! I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to help us!)

Anonymous said...

No Bush Sr./Jr. Award? Dang, I thought you'd get some doozies for that one.

The Goofball said...

Thank you! Great feedback, and you made my day.