Writers' Club

How to Write an Effective Pitch

In addition to all of this, don't forget to provide the agents and publishing houses with some pertinent personal information;

Advise them of your publication history, irrespective of whether you were traditionally or self-published; mention the creative writing classes you have attended; if you are already working on another project, let them know. All of these things add up to passion and a proven commitment to your craft, neither of which can be a bad thing! 

And make sure you do so without any typos or errors in your text. If your pitch is not polished, if it has clearly not been proofed, then publishers will be unlikely to progress as far as actually reading your manuscript.