SPIRIT OF PITCH WARS Rejection Party . . . The Winners Announced!

We’ve faced the rejection and become better writers for it. And you’ve all proven you can beat the rejection by nominating the people who helped you overcome, improve, and have hope in the future.

Thank you for being such a positive influence on our community!

Here are the Pitch Wars 2017 Rejection Party winners . . .

Isabel Davis: I’m happy to donate a first chapter critique. It may or it may not include line edits.

Winner: Marti Parham

 

Marty Mayberry: I’ll donate a first 4000 words critique that will be completed after Thanksgiving. Just in time for the holidays. LOL.

Winner: Jeanne Renee

 

Isabel Davis: OH! Hello. I’m a designer. I can do a fun screen saver of their favorite quote for the desktop or their iphone.

Winner: Loretta Chefchaouni

 

Dawn Ius: I can donate a first chapter or query critique.

Winner: Fiona Claire

I’m also happy to donate a book, or an ARC of Lizzie, depending on when those things arrive. *taps foot with impatience*

Winner: Meghan Maugheri


K.T. Hanna
: I’ll do a first chapter critique to be delivered at end of October.

Winner: Nicky

 

Tara Creel: I can donate a query+first chapter critique.

Winner: Michelle Fohlin

 

Amanda Rawson Hill: I’ll donate a copy of next month’s book for our newsletter book club. ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD. I have an in with the author so I might even be able to swing a signed copy. I’ll see. (Hooray for Joy McCullough’s previous Pitch Wars mentee!)

Winner: Deborah Maroulis

 

Erin Foster Hartley: I can donate a query + first chapter critique.

Winner: Jessica Jade

 

Akemi Dawn Bowman: I can donate a query or 1st chapter critique.

Winner: Vanessa E Peay

 

Amy Trueblood: I’ll do a query + first chapter critique.

Winner: Leslie D. Rush

 

Annette Christie: I’ll donate a craft book of their choosing!

Winner: Lisa Gold

 

Monica Hoffman: Put me down for a query critique and first chapter.

Winner: David Harshaw

 

Joy McCullough: I’ll do a query + first chapter – MG or YA only.

Winner: R.A. Krueger

 

Carrie Callaghan: I’ll donate two copies of THRILL ME by Benjamin Percy.

Winner: KJ Harrowick

Jamie Howard: Query + first chapter for me!

Winner: Jason Temple

 

Helene Dunbar: I’ll do a query + first chapter AFTER pw!

Winner: Sarah Germer


Katrina Carrasco
: I’ll do a query + first-chapter critique after PW. Adult only.

Winner: Kristen Howe

 

Laura Pohl: I can do 3 query critiques! (YA preferred)

Winner: Dorothea

Winner: Morgan Hazlewood

Winner: Arielle Hadfield

 

Kellye Garrett: I can donate a book! Woo hoo.

Winner: Emily Flood

 

Lyndsay Ely: A book of the winner’s choosing my work hoard! (I’ve got picture books, MG, YA, adult, cookbooks, etc…the shelves are packed) Mark me down for that! 🙂

Winner: Rona Wang

 

JC Davis: I’ll donate a query & first chapter critique.

Winner: Amelia Hollingworth

 

Julie Artz: I’ll donate a query + synopsis + first chapter for MG or YA. The synopsis can be optional, but they’ll get big-picture feedback if they send one 😉

Winner: April Clausen

 

Katrina Emmel: I’ll do a first chapter critique (up to 10 pages) completed between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Winner: Angie McCullagh

 

Alicia Clancy: I’ll do a query+first chapter critique.

Winner: Melissa Liban

 

Nikki Roberti: I’ll do 3 query critiques

Winner: Nikhita Prabhakar

Winner: Maria Stout

Winner: Bethany Stevenson

Sarah Hawthorne: I’ll donate a book!

Winner: S.M. Roffey

 

Jessica Calla: How about a $5 Amazon GC to buy a book of their choice?

Winner: Susan Allred

 

Alexandra Alessandri: I couldn’t mentor this year, but I’d love to contribute with a query + chapter critique!

Winner: Maria Hossain

 

Melissa Marino: I’ll donate a signed paperback of their choice of one of my 3 books. 🙂

Winner: Christopher Woolf

 

Jenny Lundquist: I’ll do a first chapter critique (MG preferred) and donate a copy of The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby.

Winner: Amy Nygaard

 

Adalyn Grace: I can donate a YA query + 1st chapter critique.

Winner: Lilly Santiago

 

Kerbie Addis: I can donate 5 YA query critiques, to be delivered between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Winner: Cassie Miller

Winner: Isabeau Rose

Winner: Casie Bazay

Winner: Kelly Barina

Winner: Mikaley Osley

 

Rebecca Sky: I’ll donate a YA audiobook.

Winner: Marley Rodriquez

 

Shari Schwarz: This is great! I’ll donate a query + 1st chapter critique.

Winner: Branwen O’Shea-Refai

 

Kes Trester: I’ll donate a book and swag.

Winner: Sabrina McClain

 

Kim Long: Mixing things up–I’ll do a synopsis crit, but it must be less than two pages single spaced.

Winner: Michelle Leonard

 

Jessica Bayliss: I’ll donate a first chapter critique (up to 3K words).

Winner: Nancy McGinley Myers

 

Lisa Amowitz: I will offer a first chapter critique. At the end of October (up 3K words).

Winner: TK Yeager

 

Sheena Boekweg: I’ll donate three query critiques.

Winner: Kate Havas

Winner: Lisa Orchard

Winner: Danielle Simonelli

Marie Meyer: Great idea! I will donate a query + 1st chapter critique, when PW is over.

Winner: Tim Collins

 

Emma Wicker: I’ll do a chapter critique for NA/A – 5 1st chapters.

Winner: Anne Lipton

Winner: Mark Dooley

Winner: Jessica Lewis

Winner: Elizabeth Perry

Winner: Jen Martin

 

Destiny Cole: OH I HAVE ONE!!!! Victory Fall by Alicia Dada.

Winner: Jess Creaden

 

Jennifer Jones Vincent: I’m happy to offer a first chapter critique for MG or YA!

Winner: Ramon Ballard

 

Jami Nord: I’ll do 5 first page (250 words) crits. I figure keeping it short spreads the love! YA or Adult only.

Winner: Haley Kral

Winner: Alechia Dow-Hirt

Winner: Randi Perrin

Winner: Pamela Thompson

Winner: Katie Beers

 

Laura Brown: I’ll do a first chapter critique for A/NA.

Winner: David Neuner

 

Fiona McLaren: I’m up for a query & synopsis critique! Make that x 2. 🙂

Winner: Melissa

Winner: Ali Labdon

 

Natalka Burian: I can happily donate a book!

Winner: Melinda Mitchell

 

C.M McCoy: I’ll donate SHOWING AND TELLING IN FICTION by Marcy Kennedy

Winner: Catherine Bakewell

 

Kelly Siskind: I’ll do a query critique!

Winner: Nina Fortmeyer

 

Kristin Smith: I can donate an ebook of CATALYST or FORGOTTEN.

Winner: Katie

 

Beth Ellyn Summer: I’ll donate an ebook of At First Blush! 🙂

Winner: Stephanie Zyvoloski

 

Rachel Griffin: I’d love to do a YA query + 1st chapter critique!

Winner: Michelle Reynoso

 

Kelly Hopkins: Happy to do a couple of query critiques!

Winner: Barb Hopkins

Winner: Amelia Hollingsworth

 

And Cimone Watson, editorial intern at  , wanted to donate, too! Thank you Cimone! This is what she said: For the Pitch Wars rejection party, may I donate 3 query+first chapter critiques? And I said, of course!

Winner: Caitlin Jacobs

Winner: Luke Tarzian

Winner: Ariel Ryan

 

And after Pitch Wars is over, I (Heather Cashman) will provide a whole novel edit to .  . .

Kerry Johnson

 

Your generous mentors will be contacting you via Twitter to arrange receipt of prizes. Please be patient with them as they are all busy, and follow them if you would like them to contact you via DM.

Thank you for helping make rejection an easier part of this tough business. We’re so grateful for all of you who participated in Pitch Wars this year!

 

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