Start polishing those unpublished manuscripts, because the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest will open on January 24th! Check out the details here: http://www.amazon.com/abna.
The first stage requires a 300 word pitch, and we all know how hard it is to capture the essence of a 60,000-100,000 word novel in a few sentences. So, here's what we can do:
Post your sample pitch as a comment to this post. It needs to include the title, the genre, the word count, and a pitch that's 300 words or less (don't count the title and genre, etc. in your word count). You can include your name or submit anonymously. Between now and the 23rd, I'll post the first 20* I receive and we'll comment, critique and otherwise help you make it sparkle.
* sorry to cap it, but I went nuts trying to keep up during the Great Query Contest last fall.
Let the pitching begin!
Author Name (optional)
Pitch (300 words or fewer)