My sons think it is cool to shorten words. So this is a "pitch":
Don't you feel cool? I should totally ask them how to shorten my actual pitches, too.
I totally meant to tell you about Brenda Drake's contest, too, but didn't remember it until this morning. There is only one very small window left, starting at 10 PM EST TODAY. They're accepting a very limited number of entries, and then they're having an agent auction. Nothing can be cooler.
Go here RIGHT NOW for complete details. You'll need a 35-word pitch and the first 150 words. Go! Go!