Last week agents from Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh received more than 2,000 pitches for books on the first inaugural #PitchCB day. Authors had to sum up their book in 140 characters or less and used Twitter. Due to the success of this event, BBC Radio 4 began soliciting pitches on Curtis Browns behalf and hilarity has ensued.
A modern-day retelling of Jonah and the Whale where Jonah is stuck in a Coke machine @BBCRadio4
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) August 3, 2015
@BBCRadio4 A boy has to win a rollerskating competition or bears will kill his dad
— bea_ker (@bea_ker) August 3, 2015
.@BBCRadio4 Love blossoms on the competitive devilled egg-eating circuit.
— sun tzu fun tzu (@suntzufuntzu) August 3, 2015
.@BBCRadio4 A complaint to HR about distasteful references to ‘blood-sucking taxes’ leads to courtroom drama for Vampire Accountants
— Magrat (@Wangleberry) August 3, 2015
@BBCRadio4 Due to a bizarre set of mix ups, a bear is elected Pope. Can he bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear war?
— Mark O’Neill (@marxculture) August 3, 2015
@BBCRadio4 A jilted lover must retrieve his coat from his ex-grilfriend but she really likes it and won’t give it back.
— samuelpanther (@iamsammypanther) August 3, 2015
An innocent man is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. His only was to freedom? A dance-off with all his parallel selves. @BBCRadio4
— Glenn (@justabloodygame) August 3, 2015
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