My blog title can lead to many conclusions, but today I would end it with ". . . post your 'pitch'." It wasn't. I removed it. I wrote another.
I'll praise the Amazon Novel Contest for offering the opportunity to change submissions until the deadline. I was troubled yesterday (which I spent writing the first pitch) when, upon submission, I saw an additional place was set aside for the description of the novel. After a tiring day I just decided to put the same material in both places - description and pitch. But, I did leave a note to myself (laid carefully on my key board) to look at it in the morning. Which I did. This morning. And found that their desire in a "pitch' was to describe the intent of the novel and the methods used to achieve it. The actual description of the novel was only a small part in this process.
So, I have spent the better part of the day doing this chore. In no more than 300 words (my final, and I hope - brilliant - tome came in at 269). Zippy and peppy as all get out. Drawing the reader immediately to the world of the novel and showing (in addition to telling) the intent and desires of the wonderful manuscript. The first level of judging is totally on the "pitch". Make us want to read (and sell) your book.
I hope the powers at be will be crawling over each other and tearing my manuscript out of each others hands in their aggressive desire to read about my characters and their world. Pitched (as it were) to a high frenzy.