Pitch Madness B-8: NA: OLIVIA CHRISTAKOS AND HER SECOND FIRST TIME

Genre: NA Contemporary with romantic angle

Word Count: 87,000

Pitch:

Is it love or charity? Twenty-year-old amnesic Olivia is horrified to learn that the boy who’s claimed to be her longtime boyfriend might only be acting—to help Olivia put her life back on track.

Excerpt:

Three vodka swigs ago I slipped from adoringly tipsy and […]

Pitch Madness B-9: YA: SELFIE RESPECT

Genre: YA Contemporary

Word Count: 71,000

Pitch:

A naked picture gone viral and the knowledge he did it on purpose, all before first period on Monday. By Friday, sixteen-year-old Sabrina Cortland will make him wish he’d never been born.

Excerpt:

Despite the numbness in her fingers, Sabrina didn’t feel the cold. Her eyes were glued […]

Pitch Madness B-10: YA: MILITIA

Genre: YA Suspense

Word Count: 67,000

Pitch:

When an online game turns out to be a terrorist simulation, Jamison Walker must solve historical riddles to beat the terrorists to the lost Script of Catherine the Great or see his town destroyed.

Excerpt:

Jamison Walker leaned forward and adjusted the frame of his glasses, careful not […]

Pitch Madness B-11: Adult: TIMBER POINT

Genre: Adult fiction Suspense Thriller

Word Count: 60,000

Pitch:

A cat burglar prowls into the wrong house– a serial killer’s lair. She thinks she’s escaped unnoticed, but a hidden camera proves otherwise. With no one to trust, nowhere to run, her survival turns deadly.

Excerpt:

I eyed the perfect house, a two-story contemporary […]

Pitch Madness B-12: MG: CONFESSION​S OF A SIXTH GRADE SIREN

Genre: Middle Grade

Word Count: 35,000

Pitch:

In a nautical New England town, Lolly Salt has until her twelfth birthday to uncover a family secret, battle a bitter sea witch, and reverse the spell that turned her and her sisters into sirens.

Excerpt:

Some Things about Sixth Grade that Make it Difficult to be a […]

Pitch Madness B-13: LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Word Count: 75,ooo

Pitch:

Cue one hunky pilot. Add a klutzy heroine. Stir with flying lessons. Caution: someone will definitely fall.

Excerpt:

All things considered, Emily Parker would rather be at the cemetery.

Instead she pointed her truck in the direction of the Silver Saddle because when her sister Molly got an […]

Pitch Madness B-14: NA: THE BLEEDING HEART

Genre: NA Psychological Horror

Word Count: 61,000

Pitch:

Scarred and out of control, 18yo Brooklyn seeks revenge with her tattoo needles. When Daniel comes along and shows her that love is a more fulfilling obsession, Brooklyn fights to save her sanity and herself.

Excerpt:

I’m a monster—a dangerous one. Not the kind that will break […]

Pitch Madness B-15: NA: CANADIAN SUMMER

Genre: NA Contemporary

Word Count: 64,000

Pitch:

A summer road trip to Canada goes wonderfully awry when Roy meets Summer in Moose Jaw, but Summer has a crazy family and a big, hockey playing ex. She’s totally worth it though.

Excerpt:

Roy looked down at his phone and scrolled down through the new text messages. […]

Pitch Madness Slush Team Save B-16: YA: CATCHING THE DRIFT

Genre: YA Contemporary Sci-Fi

Word Count: 68,000

Pitch:

When Baylie learns the monsters haunting her aren’t the schizophrenic hallucinations she thought they were, she must choose between others who can see the monsters and her best friend they insist is one.

Excerpt:

I can’t look away. I try. I can’t.

Maybe I’d have better luck […]

A Pitch Wars Success Story … Carla Luna Cullen!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about successes. Today we are so happy to have Carla Luna Cullen and her Pitch Wars mentor Karma Brown here for a little Q and A. Carla recently signed with Erin Niumata with Folio Literary. So as to not make […]