The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #2 – MIDGARD

 

Genre: MG Fantasy Word Count: 47,000

Query:

Twelve-year-old Stian wants to be the greatest Viking ever, but when he convinces his dad, the leader of his village, to let him go on his first raid, he fails. Miserably. A well-timed dive and a little help from a mysterious fireball are […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #3 – FOSTERING HOPE

Genre: YA Contemporary Word Count: 53,000

Query:

Fifteen-year-old Reece never thought for a second that his social worker’s plan to get him into Wickersley Academy would come to anything. The slick, shiny brochure from the boarding school didn’t scream, “Wanted: Biracial foster kid. Extra points for having a mom in jail and […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #4 – THE REMARKABLE STEVIE BLAKE AND THE TIME TRAVELER

 

Genre: MG Sci Fi Word Count: 69,000

Query:

Thirteen-year-old Stevie Blake shoots lightning at 1.21 gigawatts per bolt. He supercharges iPhones into iDuds just by touching them. He even flies (Landing is a whole different story).

But by the end of summer, he won’t exist.

His dad’s former sidekick, Artimus […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #5 – FATAL FLAW

Genre: Adult Thriller Word Count: 82,000

Query:

A small college town in rural Colorado should be safe. That’s what Kesari Chavez thought when she first arrived at Northeast Colorado University as a freshman. And for three years, it has been. She expects nothing different for her senior year, other than some […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #6 – GHOST OF RAG AND BONE

 

Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Word Count: 85,000

Query:

Fifteen-year-old Lauren Rousseau doesn’t want to be her sister’s keeper, but she’s the only one in her family who notices that her once-athletic, fun-loving sister seems to be vanishing right before her eyes.

Wendi’s terror grows every time the family visits Grandmother […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #7 – THE TREASURE HUNT

 

Genre: YA Contemporary Word Count: 69,000

Query:

When sixteen-year-old Benjamin McGill is shipped off to Bay Haven, ME, to stay with his grandmother for the summer, it’s not a vacation—it’s a punishment. Ben’s bored out of his mind in his Gran’s quiet coastal town—until he finds a letter from a […]

The Writer’s Voice: Team Coffeehouse #8 – AMERICAN HONEY

 

Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 77,000

Query:

Dear Agent:

Sandy Jo thought if she didn’t escape Texas and her controlling mother after high school, she’d lose her soul. After being dumped by her boyfriend in New York, at twenty-five she’s realizing she feels more lost than when she left.

[…]

Day Fourteen of the June Query Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … Stacey Graham & Jami Nord

Welcome to the June Query Workshop with some of our past and present PitchWars mentors. From a Rafflecopter lottery drawing, we selected many wonderful writers to participate in the workshop. Each mentor has graciously critiqued a query letter for one lucky writer. The writers are anonymous. Follow along all month to view the query […]

Day Thirteen of the June Query Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … Kelly Siskind & Katie Bucklein

Welcome to the June Query Workshop with some of our past and present PitchWars mentors. From a Rafflecopter lottery drawing, we selected many wonderful writers to participate in the workshop. Each mentor has graciously critiqued a query letter for one lucky writer. The writers are anonymous. Follow along all month to view the query […]

Day Twelve of the June Query Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … Stacey Trombley & Brighton Walsh

Welcome to the June Query Workshop with some of our past and present PitchWars mentors. From a Rafflecopter lottery drawing, we selected many wonderful writers to participate in the workshop. Each mentor has graciously critiqued a query letter for one lucky writer. The writers are anonymous. Follow along all month to view the query […]