A Pitch Madness Success Story with Debbie Schrack

Pitch Madness 2017 Candyland Edition!!

We are so thrilled to announce a success story by way of Pitch Madness. Debbie Schrack has signed with Tina P. Schwartz with The Purcell Agency! Go Team Candy Castle!

 

Debbie, what made you decide to enter Pitch Madness?

I have been working […]

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 […]

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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