Pitch Madness B-2: LANG SAWYER AND THE DEN OF NOSTROMO

Genre: Upper MG FantasyWord Count: 71,000

Pitch:

Lang Sawyer’s quest for glory as a teenage monster hunter becomes a struggle for survival when he matches wits with ruthless scientist Alistair Frankenstein, whose research threatens to destroy the worlds inside beloved storybooks.

Excerpt:

Here’s the thing about finding out your great-great grandfather Tom Sawyer was […]

Pitch Madness B-3: EXPEL THE DIGGER’S FLAW

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Word Count: 75,000

Pitch: When the livin’ in sin couple next door is murdered, Aniyah, 15, finds herself face to face with Mr. Most Wanted, who claims to be her deceased neighbor, trapped in the killer’s body. Excerpt:

Desecrate one little grave, then cram for finals. I didn’t […]

Pitch Madness B-4: IF I DON’T GO BACK

Genre: Adult upmarket fiction Word Count: 80,000

Pitch:

Colin can’t help slicing open his patients’ sutures—suppose he left behind an instrument? As his OCD consumes him, Colin must seek help. But falling for a cutter in therapy isn’t in his recovery plan.

Excerpt:

It’s been said that middle children, in their pathetic quests for […]

Pitch Madness B-5: SPECIATION

Genre: YA/soft Sci-fiWord Count: 94,000

Pitch:

17-year-old Ibbie collects numbers. They’re logical, safe; everything her life isn’t. The most important number; thirteen—how many days till she’s forced to mate with Logan, whether she likes him or not.

Except:

Speciation: An evolutionary process by which new biological species arise.

LE4XI8––A label, more importantly, what […]

Pitch Madness B-6: MR. WRITE

Genre: New Adult

Word count: 98,000

Pitch: Jo, who can bring fictional characters to life, creates a boyfriend for her best friend but runs into trouble when Mr. Write refuses to cooperate in her matchmaking scheme and falls for her instead.

Excerpt:

The first boy I ever loved did not exist. I […]

Pitch Madness B-7: WISHES? I THOUGHT YOU SAID WITCHES!

Genre: MG Contemporary FantasyWord Count: 44,000

Pitch:

Thirteen-year-old Luke discovers his cell phone’s voice-powered assistant can grant wishes. But with autocorrect, even a simple wish can have catastrophic consequences. De-bugging his phone becomes disastrous. Getting rid of monsters, even worse.

Excerpt: I lurched forward after being shoved from behind, and the over-sized box of […]

Pitch Madness B-9: WINGMOM

Genre: Women’s FictionWord Count: 79,000

Pitch:

When Sophie loses her almost-fiancé and dream job, she’s left with one thing: her “psychic,” aka psychotic mother. Sophie must rebuild her life with a third eye activating, chakra balancing, universe shifting wingman…or “wingmom.”

Excerpt:

It had to be him.

When I unearthed my cell phone from between a […]

Pitch Madness B-10: OCCUPIED

Genre: YA HistoricalWord Count: 70,000

Pitch:

Three sisters try to survive hunger and deadly secrets against the backdrop of the WWII German occupation of Norway, but when 16-year-old Ruth becomes pregnant with a German soldier’s child, family bonds disintegrate.

Exceprt:

Jorunn had her copy of Undset’s The Wreath open on the floor in front […]

Pitch Madness B-11: MIGHTY MIKE AND THE ALIEN PEZ DISPENSER

Genre: MG Sci-fi/Adventure Word Count: 44,000 Pitch: Candies from an Alien Pez Dispenser give eleven-year-old Mike temporary superpowers, but only his inner superhero can save himself and his friends from a four-armed, snout-faced alien wielding the Interstellar Remote Control of Everything. Excerpt: Mike stuffed his Space Camp application into his Tweety Bird backpack. Tweety would […]

Pitch Madness B-12: SAY ANYTHING

Genre: YA ContemporaryWord Count: 62,000

Pitch:

Cancer: five. Stella: zero. On the brink of death, Stella is leading a double life. At home there’s her dedicated and protective boyfriend. And at the hospital there’s the quirky boy who’s stealing her heart.

Excerpt:

It happens quick. Like a lightning strike. An electric shock rocks my body […]