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September 2012

The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 1

Monday, 24 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Biology class, the nucleus of boredom. [Ha! I like this, but it doesn’t work as an opening. It feels more like a location label than an opening sentence. Maybe, instead,...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 2

Monday, 24 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: FORCED TO FLY Genre: YA Fantasy My talent was about the only thing that made my parents happy. [Nice!] And in my sixteen years [see, I am not a...

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Pitch Live! … Elevator Pitch Contest/Blogfest

Friday, 21 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

I’m so excited to announce PITCH LIVE! What is it, you ask? It’s a video of your best elevator pitch to an agent. I wanted to give you guys enough...

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Winners for The Teenaged Nitpick event announced!

Thursday, 20 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Yay! We have winners into the critique event with The Teenaged Nitpick. Winners must send the first 250 words of their young adult manuscript to brendadrakecontests@gmail.com by September 21 at...

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Sign up for The Teenaged Nitpick critiques

Monday, 17 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Do you want to find out what a teen thinks about the opening pages of your young adult (all genres)? Sign up for The Teenaged Nitpick‘s critiques. Not only is...

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Get your novellas ready to pitch!

Saturday, 15 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Pitch your novella to my publisher, Month9Books October 1 -7 on my blog.  Month9Books is looking for 15K (12K – 20K range) novellas for their Swoon imprint with a strong...

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After The Madness Twitter Pitch Party!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

We’re hosting a Twitter Pitch Party on Thursday, September 13 from 8AM to 8PM EDT on the hashtag #PitMad.   How do you twitter pitch? You tweet your twitter pitch...

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Pitch Madness. Game on.

Friday, 7 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches and our wonderful readers–K.T. Hanna, Kat Ellis, Rebecca Coffindaffer, Dee (@writefor apples), Stephanie Diaz, & Summer Heacock–have narrowed...

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Pitch Madness Entry B-1: UNDER THE WILLOW

Friday, 7 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Word count: 51,000    Merry and Cooper investigate an old jewel heist rumored to involve Merry’s uncle and Cooper’s dad. With the convicted thieves now released...

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Pitch Madness Entry B-2: CAPTIVE ART

Friday, 7 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre:Young Adult, Magical Realism Word Count: 66,000  Libby’s art comes to life, literally. Her painted skies turn from day to night and sometimes her mystery boy will appear. She’s determined...

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