Pitch Madness. Game on!

It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches and our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your game hosts have chosen sixty, along with four pitches saved by our slush readers, pitches for the game. If you’re new to Pitch Madness you can check out the details here and […]

Pitch Madness B-1: THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER

Genre: Women’s Fiction (magical realism)Word Count: 82,000 Following an odd premonition and news of her father’s death, surgeon Cate Attwater is forced to return to her traditional hometown, only to become a surrogate for her late parents’ one remaining embryo—her sister. Like always, it started in my toes. Focused on the velvet box Bradford […]

Pitch Madness B-2: PHREAK SHOW

Genre: YA Fantasy Word Count:81,000

Phineas enslaves teens in his crazy-twisted Phreak Show by wielding their warped self-images against them. Tera joins to free them, but struggles with the truth: she’s more like the wicked Phineas than his innocent phreaks.

The neon-red TATTOO sign buzzed with the only […]

Pitch Madness B-3: NAKED

Title: NAKED Genre: YA contemporary Word count:66,000 Sixteen-year-old Anna would do anything for Luis, her pimp. Then they’re busted and she’s sent back to the suburbs where everyone knows her secrets. The town whore has no friends— until she meets Arney. I look into the familiar blank eyes that stare back at me from […]

Pitch Madness B-4: WILL PECK SAVES THE WORLD!

Genre:Upper-MG Adventure Word Count:52,000 A self-professed geek discovers that his dad is the world’s greatest superhero, just before both his parents are kidnapped. Will and his colorful collection of friends must save them before the world is destroyed.

The worst thing about getting hit in the face is that it hurts.

A […]

Pitch Madness B-5: UNLEASHED

Genre: Single Title Contemporary Romance

Word Count:85,000

Cancer survivor Cara has a plan: ten years in remission before she makes a commitment. Then she enlists the help of sexy PI Matt on an animal abuse case, and he wants her – now.

Cara Medlen felt the […]

Pitch Madness B-6: FIREBIRD

Genre: YA Fantasy Word Count:75,000

Echo, child pickpocket turned career thief, must find the Firebird, the only hope of ending a centuries-old conflict. As enemies become allies, Echo will learn that the truth of the Firebird lies within. It is a truth, universally acknowledged, Echo mused, snagging a still warm pork bun from […]

Pitch Madness B-7: MOLLY PEPPER AND THE NIGHT TRAIN

GENRE: MG Mystery WORD COUNT:39,000

Turtle Wexler meets Willy Wonka when a mysterious train ride, an escaped convict and a firefly jar prove the best kind of magic doesn’t fix broken promises; it makes you believe in them again.

When she opened the mailbox on the first day of […]

Pitch Madness B-8: SWEET LITTLE LIES

Genre: YA contemporary Word Count:64,000

Adelaide is an expert liar. To survive in a world of scandal and secrets, Adelaide is forced to cover up for her popular older brother who uses her as a personal punching bag.

The bruises fade long enough for a new crop to pop up, raising […]

Pitch Madnes B-9: THE PROPER WAY TO SAY GOODBYE

Genre:Contemporary New Adult Word Count:63,000

Eighteen-year-old Chloe wants to figure out why her brother killed himself, but when her escalating obsession drives away her girlfriend and best friend, she must decide if having the answer is worth the cost.

The biggest thing I had in common with my older brother, Brock, […]