A Pitch Wars Success Story with Meghan Scott Molin and her mentor, Kelly Siskind

When our mentees land an agent or a publishing deal, it’s one of the highlights of being part of Pitch Wars. We’re so excited for Meghan Scott Molin and her mentor, Kelly Siskind. Meghan signed with Joanna MacKenzie of Nelson Literary after Pitch Wars 2016, and we couldn’t be happier for her! Please, help […]

Pitch Wars is against Bullying …

 

I’m back from traveling, and while I was out of town, I was saddened to learn of the recent suicide of Julie Lonewolf (@juliethewolf). Julie took her life in February after being targeted, stalked, and harassed by members of the online writing community. Julie was a queer, autistic, Black, and Native woman of […]

Happy Release to BLOOD ROSE REBELLION by Pitch Wars mentor, Rosalyn Eves!

Grab your copy today!

Random House, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

You can add it to Goodreads here.

About a book …

In an alternate Victorian England where social prestige stems from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, sixteen-year old Anna Arden is barred from the […]

A Pitch Wars Success Story with Rebecca Schaeffer and her mentors Stacey Trombley and Rebecca Sky

 

When our mentees land an agent or a publishing deal, it’s one of the highlights of being part of Pitch Wars. We’re so excited for Rebecca Schaeffer and her mentors, Stacey Tombley and Rebecca Sky. Rebecca signed with Suzie Townsend with New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. after Pitch Wars 2016, and we […]

Déjà You, an Anthology by Five Authors . . . Cover Reveal!

TITLE: Déjà You

PUBLISHER: Emerald Lily Publishing

RELEASE DATE: May 30, 2017

In Déjà You . . .

Five authors share stories of second chances, as varied in telling as the writers themselves.

Kelly Cain’s We’ll Always Have Oahu takes us on a whirlwind New Adult romance set […]

After the Madness . . . Twitter Pitch Party Today!

FOR ALL THE RULES: See the official #PitMad page.

There’s a twitter pitch party on the Twitter hashtag #PitMad today, March 23rd, from 8AM to 8PM EST.

Get your twitter pitches ready and make sure to include all the appropriate hashtags, especially #PitMad, in your 140 character tweet-pitch. If you need help […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brenda Drake! We LOVE You!

 

Hope it’s the best day ever!

Just a note to the creator of Pitch Madness, #PitMad, and Pitch Wars . . .

We love and appreciate you, Brenda, for all you do for the writing community. For ignoring all the nasty reviews people give you for not getting into your contests. […]

Pitch Madness 2017 Candyland Edition… game on!

 

Welcome to Team Ice Cream Sea! It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches. Our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your team hosts have chosen seventy pitches for the agent round. To meet the slush readers and hosts go to this post here. And you can find […]

B1: MG Fantasy #ownvoices POC: THE NINE GRAVES OF GERALDINE GREY

Title: THE NINE GRAVES OF GERALDINE GREY

Age Category: Middle Grade

Genre: Fantasy #ownvoices POC

Word Count: 39,000

Pitch:

A young girl tasked with helping souls from a Louisiana cemetery pass to the other side must fight a powerful witch for control over the gate to the underworld.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

If […]

B2: MG Contemporary with elements of magic: GIRL OF THE BIG ISLAND

Title: GIRL OF THE BIG ISLAND

Age Category: Middle Grade

Genre: Contemporary with elements of magic

Word Count: 39,000

Pitch:

An outsider in her Kansas hometown, twelve-year-old Kalea visits her native Hawaii and learns she must protect her grandma’s magic stone from evil spirits or her doomed family will vanish.

First 250 Word of […]