Contest Schedule … yep, I’m getting organized!

CONTEST SCHEDULE

In an effort to relieve contest fatigue for agents, plus with my future editing schedule and book release ahead for me, I’m making some changes to my contests. There won’t be a Pitch Madness this September. Instead, I’m moving Pitch Wars into its spot and adding more mentors. […]

Guest Post by author Lizzy Charles … the reality of contests.

 

Hi everyone! I’m honored to be on Brenda’s blog today to talk about the reality of contests. Four years ago, I started seriously pursuing a career in writing. After revising my first manuscript for what seemed like a gazillion times (realistically, probably twelve at that point), I got serious about querying. […]

The Writer’s Voice … agent round is live!

 

The Writer’s Voice” is a multi-blog, multi-agent contest hosted by Monica Bustamante Wagner, Elizabeth Briggs, Kimberly P. Chase, and me. We’re basing it on NBC’s singing reality show The Voice, so the four of us will serve as coaches and select projects for our teams based on their queries and first […]

TWV B-1: SimSim

Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Title: SimSim Word Count: 75,000

Query:

Trader, pirate, crook – take your pick, they all describe Ali Baba Khan, and he doesn’t really care what you call him. There’s only one thing on his mind, and that’s making the Reformation pay. They took everything from him – his home, his livelihood, […]

TWV B-2: A MAGIC DARK AND BRIGHT

Genre: YA Gothic Romance Title: A MAGIC DARK AND BRIGHT Word Count: 84,000

Query:

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the ghost who haunts the woods surrounding her hometown of Asylum, Pennsylvania, since her brother died. Desperate for any connection to her brother, Amelia spends sleepless nights watching the forest. But the Woman in White […]

TWV B-3: HERITAGE BLADE

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Title: HERITAGE BLADE Word Count: 84,000

Query:

Sixteen-year-old Jay is the most lethal secret walking the streets of Chicago. Trained to hunt rogue Pandorans—supernatural beings who cross into this world through Pandora’s Box—he’s making a name for himself as the boy who smells of blood and magic. But people like Jay, […]

TWV B-4: THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER

Genre: Historical Title: THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER Word Count: 92,000

Query:

Not many women are magicians in 1870s Paris, but that doesn’t stop Valentina Gianetti—until the day her father is killed onstage. She puts her onstage career on hold to find his killer, and soon finds herself entangled in an underground society of spectacular performers that […]

TWV B-5: TROUBLED

Genre: YA Contemporary Title: TROUBLED Word Count: 57,000

Query:

Sixteen-year-old Kyle Grimstone will do anything to escape the barbaric regime at St. Bonaparte Military Academy. He can’t endure two more years under Headmaster Sterm. The deranged dictator’s questionable disciplinary methods drive cadets to the brink of suicide.

The school board’s annual review is Kyle’s best […]

TWV B-6: ONE OF THOSE TIMES

Genre: MG Magical Realism Title: ONE OF THOSE TIMES Word Count: 30,000

Query:

When twelve-year-old Sam Heans finds a tattered datebook on the sidewalk, it doesn’t take long for him to realize it’s everything but ordinary. The book contains clues of things that will happen to him—or so he thinks. The book […]

TWV B-7: THE HEAD TRIP

Genre: Contemporary Romance Title: THE HEAD TRIP Word Count: 76,000

Query:

Ballsy Los Angeles publicist Lettie Gold has the kind of life plenty of women fantasize about, studded with red carpet events and celebrity clients. But when her musician fiancé David abruptly breaks things off at his shrink’s suggestion and heads for […]