When you pitch to an editor, you are explaining why they should read your story. Pitches are normally given in person, be it in the elevator or at a conference. They are less formal than a traditional submission, but they are just as important — they are a great way to get your manuscript in an editor’s hands.
In your pitch to me, please include the length and genre of your novel, and a short plot description. I am especially interested in hearing about character development for your main characters. Please also describe your target audience — is your novel intended for adults, young adults, or middle-grade?
Ready to pitch your book?
Send the first chapter of your book, prepared in standard manuscript format (double-spaced text, 12 pt Times New Roman font, Microsoft Word) as an attachment to your pitch email, and send to FletcherEditorial@gmail.com.
Pitched manuscripts and all correspondence will remain confidential unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.
– Magic systems that feel real enough that I try casting a spell just to see
– Layered intrigue and multiple POV characters
– Animism! I want to read about the ways characters exist in a living landscape.
– Miyazaki meets Harry Potter
– Murakami meets high fantasy
– Grand stories that nevertheless stay close to the starting village. Bonus points if we get a good peek at a harvest festival.
– Anything to do with a coven of witches, especially if they dig through dusty tomes to research magical arts.
– Tarot-inspired elements. Think the Deck of Dragons in the Malazan series.
Questions? Comments? Write to me here.