B3: MG Fantasy: PRINCESS CORDELIA BREAKS THE RULES

Title: PRINCESS CORDELIA BREAKS THE RULES

Age Category: Middle Grade

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 30,000

Pitch:

Of all the rules a princess must follow, Cordelia detested number ten the most: Wait patiently for your prince to rescue you. When he doesn’t show, she dares rescue herself. But someone plots her failure.

First 250 Word […]

B4: YA Paranormal Romance: A RAVEN’S CRAVING

Title: A RAVEN’S CRAVING

Age Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 83,000

Pitch:

Wielding magic is amazing; it’s the addiction that bites. Raven’s fourth magic overdose lands her in rehab where two bewitching love interests pit her against herself, ultimately, forcing her to choose between love and freedom.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

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B5: YA Fantasy: FACING DEMONS

Title: FACING DEMONS

Age Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 108,000

Pitch:

In an African inspired fantasy, twin mercenaries Niles and Cassia must hunt for a hidden foe, bearing encrypted letters. To succeed means unearthing a past best kept buried. But their secrets might bury them anyway.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

The […]

B6: YA Fantasy: EVENTIDE

Title: EVENTIDE

Age Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 99,000

Pitch:

TWELFTH NIGHT meets AN EMBER IN THE ASHES when Val, disguised as a boy, boards an enemy ship to find her twin. As she sails into war, she risks both their lives if she’s discovered.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

For most, […]

B7: YA Contemporary: THE COLD PLACE

Title: THE COLD PLACE

Age Category: Young Adult

Genre: Contemporary

Word Count: 65,000

Pitch:

Everybody knows about Sam.

Burned his house for fun. Cuts himself for attention. Locked in a mental hospital for everyone’s safety. Broken beyond repair by fifteen.

Everybody knows it.

But none of it is true.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

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B8: Adult Upmarket Contemporary LGBTQ+ #ownvoices : SPEEDBUMP

Title: SPEEDBUMP

Age Category: Adult

Genre: Upmarket Contemporary LGBTQ+ #ownvoices

Word Count: 68,000

Pitch:

Ezra wants to accept their post-testosterone body and find love, but caring for a sick brother comes first. When washed-up musician, Red, returns home, Ezra’s family obligations could prevent them from becoming more than friends.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

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B9: Adult Mystery: THE POISON SEASON

Title: THE POISON SEASON

Age Category: Adult

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 72.000

Pitch:

Poisonous plant expert Kit Magee is devastated by her sister’s apparent suicide. To unearth the truth and set things right, Kit risks revealing she has more than dirt on her hands.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

Four minutes to go.

“Grindhouse […]

B10: Adult Science Fiction Thriller: INVADED

Title: INVADED

Age Category: Adult

Genre: Science Fiction Thriller

Word Count: 107,000

Pitch:

Formerly deceased designer, Tracy Seavers, is now host to a deviant alien entity she abhors. Handsome Detective John Peters can help, unless the alien steers them both into the hands of a serial killer.

First 250 Word of Manuscript:

Detective […]

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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 Astrid Scholte and her mentors, Joan He and Mara Rutherford. Astrid signed with Hillary Jacobson of ICM Partners and in February you announced your two-book deal with Putnam […]

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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 Kit Grant and her mentors, Rosalyn Eves and Erin Summerill. Kit signed with Josh Adams of Adams Literary after Pitch Wars 2016, and we couldn’t be happier for […]