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November 2016

PW #227: Middle Grade Contemporary Humorous Fantasy: SAMTO DIES AGAIN

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Sarah Cannon Mentee: Elle Evans Title: SAMTO DIES AGAIN Category/Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Humorous Fantasy Word Count: 55,000 Pitch: When Samto bounces back to life after a tragic...

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PW #228: Middle Grade Contemporary: LIGHTS! CAMERA! BRAINS?

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Brooks Benjamin and Caroline Thompson Mentee Name: M. L. Brown Title: LIGHTS! CAMERA! BRAINS? Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary Word Count: 49,000 Pitch: When Marty, a squeamish seventh-grader, takes...

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PW #229: Middle Grade Fantasy, illuminated MS w/excerpts from scientific field journal: IN THE NARROWS

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: J.C. Davis, Addie Thorley Mentee Name: Laura Lashley Title: IN THE NARROWS Category: Middle Grade (upper) Genre: Fantasy, illuminated manuscript with excerpts from scientific field...

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PW #230: Middle Grade Contemporary: THE WILDCATS

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Shanna Rogers Mentee: Katharine Manning Title: THE WILDCATS Category/Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Word Count: 30,000 Pitch: Ten-year-old Hailey dominates the Wildcats soccer team with her fierce...

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PW #231: Middle Grade Contemporary (with a dash of magic): EIGHT TIMES CRAZY

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jessica Vitalis Mentee: Yael Mermelstein Title: EIGHT TIMES CRAZY Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary (with a dash of magic) Word Count: 59,000 Pitch: When twelve-year-old Orville receives...

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PW #232: Middle Grade Contemporary: HOLE IN THE ROCK

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentors: Gail Nall and Abby Cooper Mentee: Rebecca Bischoff Title: HOLE IN THE ROCK Category/Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Word Count: 58,000 Pitch: Eleven-year-old Lizza, a dedicated vegan,...

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PW #233: Middle Grade Mystery: A TALE OF TWO ROLFS

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kevin Springer Mentee Name: Erin Fry Title: A TALE OF TWO ROLFS Category: Middle Grade Genre: Mystery Word Count: 53,000 Pitch: Two years ago, twelve-year-old Rolf Malus was imprisoned inside a book...

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PW #234: Middle Grade Science Fiction: SHIFTING GEARS

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript status: Completed Mentors: Wade White & Timanda Wertz Mentee: Triona Murphy Title: SHIFTING GEARS Category: Middle Grade Genre: Science Fiction Word Count: 57,000 Pitch: When 12-year-old mechanical genius Edie accidentally hitches a ride to...

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PW #235: Middle Grade Fantasy: THE WITCH CATCHER

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kate Foster Mentee Name: Melanie Dixon Title: THE WITCH CATCHER Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 43000 Pitch: When thirteen-year-old Evie accidentally smashes a...

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PW #236: Middle Grade Horror: DEVASURA

Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Manuscript Status: Two weeks delivery Mentor: Patrice Caldwell Mentee: Zareena Nazimudeen Title: DEVASURA Category/Genre: Middle Grade Horror Word Count: 49,000 Pitch: Stranger Things meets Singaporean mythology when twelve-year-old Zhen Yu, with the help of...

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