PW-4 (MG): A LANGUAGE DARK AND LOVELY

Mentor: Brent Taylor

Mentee: Rachel Moser-Hardy

Title: A LANGUAGE DARK AND LOVELY

Category/Genre: MG Fantasy

Word Count: 88,000

Pitch:

Some books have a peculiar habit of causing trouble. When Lily finds a book only she can read, she must use it to stop her […]

PW-5 (MG): THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY

MENTOR: Joy McCullough-Carranza MENTEE: Laura Shovan TITLE: THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Contemporary Verse Novel WORD COUNT: 19,000

PITCH:

Miss Hill’s class is determined to rescue Emerson Elementary from demolition, but popular Ashlie Hawk has a secret: Her father’s behind the plans […]

PW-6 (MG): LANG SAWYER AND THE DEN OF NOSTROMO

MENTOR: Jen Swann Downey

MENTEE: Glenn McCarty

TITLE: LANG SAWYER AND THE DEN OF NOSTROMO

CATEGORY/GENRE: Upper MG Fantasy

WORD COUNT: 72,000

 

PITCH:

Lang Sawyer’s quest for glory as a teenage monster hunter becomes a struggle for survival after he makes a monstrous discovery – characters from storybooks are disappearing, causing havoc in the […]

PW-7 (MG): STICKS AND STONES

MENTOR: Gail Nall

MENTEE: Abby Cooper

TITLE: STICKS AND STONES

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Contemporary

WORD COUNT: 47,000

 

PITCH:

Thirteen-year-old Elyse has a disease where the names people call her stick to her body like temporary tattoos, and not the cool kind. If she’s chosen as the leader for the big class trip, popularity and positive […]

PW-8 (MG): HOWARD WALLACE, P.I.

MENTOR: Naomi Hughes

MENTEE: Casey Lyall

TITLE: HOWARD WALLACE, P.I.

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Mystery (Noir)

WORD COUNT: 27,000

 

PITCH:

Eleven year old P.I. Howard Wallace gets by with a semi-reliable bike, a lucky trench coat, and a corner office in the school yard. But when his smart-mouthed new partner ropes him into a hot […]

PW-9 (MG): THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING

MENTOR: Stephanie Funk

MENTEE: Ryan Dalton

TITLE: THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Mystery

WORD COUNT: 78,000

 

PITCH:

When twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert encounter a house with no doors, they discover it hides a machine that does far more than create deadly lightning storms. And if they can’t stop it, their entire town […]

PW-10 (MG): LUCKY ME!

MENTOR: Jennifer Malone

MENTEE: Erin Elisabeth Conley

TITLE: LUCKY ME!

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Contemporary

WORD COUNT: 32,000

 

PITCH:

Twelve-year-old Francophile/YouTube chef Clementine Sterling has bigger dreams than her boring life, and she’s got some questions for the Universe about the delay. But life gets crazy fast when her mom marries a chump and a mysterious […]

PW-11 (YA): THE SEA WOLVES

MENTOR: Stacey Lee

MENTEE: Bethany Smith

TITLE: The Sea Wolves

CATEGORY/GENRE: YA Literary Thriller

WORD COUNT: 75,000

 

PITCH:

17-year-old Anna stirs up trouble in an isolated Pacific Northwest community when she discovers a number of unexplained deaths, including her father’s, are connected to a mysterious pod of orca whales, and local folklore hides […]

PW-12 (YA): HEART OF SPARKS

MENTOR: Elizabeth Briggs

MENTEE: Audrey Coulthurst

TITLE: HEART OF SPARKS

CATEGORY/GENRE: YA Fantasy

WORD COUNT: 90,000

PITCH:

When Princess Denna falls in love with the defiant, horse-training sister of the prince she’s supposed to marry, she’ll have to sacrifice her crown and use her forbidden magical gift if she wants to stop a war […]

PW-13 (YA): ETERNAL

MENTOR: Erica M. Chapman

MENTEES: Leah and Kate Rooper

TITLE: ETERNAL

CATEGORY/GENRE: YA Fantasy

WORD COUNT: 90,000

PITCH:

After Jane drowns and wakes […]