Have questions about submitting to Pitch Wars or just want to know what it is? Start here!


Teen Eyes … Can you hook a teen contest!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake
 Teen Eyes Editorial


Three teen editors on three blogs with three prizes. Win! 
Submission Post!
Today, I’m hosting editor, Brent Taylor of TEEN EYES EDITORIAL on my blog for the Can You Hook a Teen? contest. The submission window will be July 31 from 8AM to 12AM EST.  Go here for more details and to learn about the other editors.



Brent will judge 35-word pitches here on my site. The winner will receive a 20K in-depth manuscript critique.
This contest is for new adult, young adult, and middle grade manuscripts only.
Enter your 35-word pitch for your manuscript in the comments of this post. Here’s how to format them…
Name: Your Name
Genre: Manuscript’s genre
Your 35-word pitch here.  (No double spacing. No indentions.)

After you finish, make sure to stop by my co-hosts’ blogs and enter for a chance to win a prize from the other two editors of Teen Eyes Editorial.

Authoress will host editor, Taryn Albright who will judge query letters. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to use toward any of Taryn’s editorial services. 

My Photo
Krista Van Dolzer will judge the 1st pages (250-word max.). The winner will receive a 20K in-depth manuscript critique.
Please be patient. The editors will read the entries during the week and will contact us with the winners.
Here’s the great part, you can enter on one, two, or all three of the blogs for a chance to win the prize on that blog (one prize per person). 



You don’t have to follow us on our blogs or on twitter or spread the word to win, but we’d love it if you did. All you have to do is enter in the comments below.

Filed: Misc

  • Name: Veronica Bartles
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    After a brutal attack, Alaina’s afraid of most boys. When a boy she trusts steals a not-so-innocent kiss, she’s afraid she’ll never find someone who isn’t just trying to get in her pants.

  • Jeannette says:

    Name: Jeannette Smejkal
    Genre: YA thriller

    First abandoned, then hunted, nine strangers have to fight together in order to survive, but that includes finding a way to protect the one among them who is there to ensure their failure.

  • Name: Cheryl Ham
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    In a world ravaged by darkness, obeying the Shadow Council and avoiding the rebels are essential to survival, but when Jazzlyn’s boyfriend goes missing, she must choose between self-preservation and rescuing the boy she loves.

  • Marcia W says:

    Name: Marcia Wells
    Genre: YA Paranormal Comedy

    For Hanna Graves, growing up is difficult. Her adoptive father is Death, her uncles the Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Famine, Disease, and War. They are loving. Overprotective. And the most powerful forces on the planet.

  • sbibb says:

    Name: Stephanie and Isaac Flint
    Genre: YA Dystopian Adventure

    When eighteen year old Jenna Nickleson leaves a utopian society, she must find her place in a world of super powers and beasties, where a manipulative telepath wants Jenna as a pawn in her schemes.

  • Dan Burns says:

    Name: Dan Burns
    Genre: Middle grade fantasy

    In THE PENDANT OF POWER, my 38,000 word middle grade fiction book, fantasy meets a strong sense of realism as Jon Bidwell battles dragons who are determined to take over the world.

  • Lanette says:

    Name: Lanette Kauten
    Genre: NA Commercial

    While in Hungary to research her grandfather’s childhood, Amanda falls in love with a Gypsy whose family’s past is entwined with hers. This revelation could shatter their romance and Amanda’s view of her beloved grandfather.

  • Utsav says:

    Name: Utsav Mukherjee
    Genre: YA Sci-Fi

    A daydreaming teenager from Earth, Jimmy Ranfaz, is heralded as the new saviour of the tree-descendant humans of Ulfitron. The problem: He is the villain reincarnated.

  • A.L. Laster says:

    Name: Ashley Laster
    Genre: YA contemporary fantasy

    In Uncertain, everything is a shade of grey. The line between Heaven and Hell is blurred when Ari Jones discovers a world where Shades – vampires, witches, shifters, and those called the Lumenes – exist in disgrace.

  • Name: Juliana Haygert
    Genre: NA romantic fantasy

    Recaptured by the guards, criminal Ellanue is given a choice by the ruling council of her realm: execution or go to Earth to train the new Warden and save his world.

  • Susan Fobes says:

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Nicole Zoltack
    MG Fantasy Adventure

    When Princess Cassandra’s friend is hurt during their latest adventure, the reckless royal ten-year-old is willing to do anything to save him, even embark on a dangerous treasure hunt.

  • Anonymous says:

    Name: Jeff N.
    Title: The Pirate of Vallenta
    Genre: MG fantasy

    A girl pirate uncovers a royal servant’s plans to destroy her country. She’d consider stopping him, but he’s locked her in the castle dungeon with a warrior-in-training and a wizard intern – her annoying long-lost brothers.

  • Name: Caitlin Hemphill
    Genre: Adult – Historical Fiction Mystery

    In 1886 Oak Ridge, Colorado, someone is going out of their way to frame George and Alex Holland. After George is wounded in an ambush, Daisy leaves Boston society behind to help her brothers.

  • M.T. says:

    Name: Molly Trainor
    Title: TALENTED
    Genre: YA Contemporary sci-fi

    When you can control fire, it seems like your goals should be a little bigger than finding your parents and living happily ever after. For Gail, they’re not. Until she encounters the Community.

  • Jenn says:

    Name: Jenn Brisendine
    Genre: Upper MG Fantasy

    Through abandoned coal mine tunnels in the smoldering ruins of the hometown he destroyed, twelve-year-old Zeb Reardon enters the eerie setting of his father’s novel to save his cousin and mend his own guilty heart.

  • Name: Carolyn
    Genre: YA SciFi

    Blasted to the planet Roxanna for a ballroom dance contest, a teen must stop an android from kidnapping her before the nefarious Dr. Sorga destroys Earth.

  • Ryan says:

    Name: Ryan Hancock
    Genre: YA Fantasy with Sci-fi elements

    In a world where children are segregated by the color of their glowing palm, sixteen-year-old Bruno Nazaire must either become someone else to earn his freedom, or confess his murder and save an innocent boy.

  • Wendy says:

    Name: Wendy Wilson O’Connell
    Title: Wolf Drawing
    Genre: YA Horror

    Protecting the town means sacrificing someone to the wolf every year. Seventeen-year-old Red wants to rip out beating hearts. Good thing she’s a wolf, too bad love stands in her way.

  • Mary Holm says:

    Name: Mary Holm
    Title: DARKLING
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Seventeen-year-old Taela isn’t a murderer, but when her sister is arrested for treason and executed, she vows to kill the man responsible, even if he’s the kingdom’s only hope for salvation.

  • Sarah Nelson says:

    Name: Sarah Nelson
    Genre: YA thriller

    It takes a lot to faze alleged teen murderer, Claire Alexander. But a serial killer going to town with her M.O? That’ll do it.

  • Stephsco says:

    Name: Stephanie Scott
    Genre: YA Historical

    In 1963 Texas, 16-year-old Evelyn risks her social standing – and her father’s position with NASA – when she falls for the enigmatic civil rights leader from the all-Negro rival school.

  • Kate Brauning
    NA mythological fantasy

    Nineteen-year-old Ava wants to die, so risking her life to stop Ares from overthrowing human governments isn’t so bad. But finding a family with the Olympians makes her value the life she’s about to lose.

  • earth says:

    Suja Sukumar
    YA paranormal Mystery

    An insecure teen falls for the smoking hot guy who hauls her out of her wrecked car – only to realize he’s involved in the recent murders in her town, and he’s not normal.

  • Meredith says:

    Name: Meredith Johnson
    Title: Southern Gypsy
    Genre: YA Paranormal

    After rejecting her Gypsy culture to fit in with the oh-so-proper southern belles, 16-year-old Rawnie Stevens rediscovers her secretive roots to save her boyfriend after witnessing his future murder during their first kiss.

  • erin says:

    Name: Erin Rosener
    Title: TIME STOLEN
    Genre: YA Sci-fi (soft!)

    When seventeen-year-old Lily finds a time portal, it challenges everything she thinks she knows. When she steps up–and in–to find her mom and save her friend, she begins the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Name: Michelle Mason
    Genre: MG magical realism

    Being whisked into the music is ok when it’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” but 13-year-old violin prodigy Miranda Harper could do without visiting “Psycho” or–even worse–being trapped forever in an alternate reality.

  • Chris V says:

    Name: Chris V
    Title: Ungifted
    Genre: middle-grade epic fantasy

    Branded “ungifted,” twelve-year-old Dwyth flees his village of telepathic Luddites and enters the enemy technocracy, Metrod City, where he discovers his true talent—an awesome power he’ll need to prevent his homeland’s decimation.

  • Laurie Litwin says:

    Name: Laurie Litwin
    Title: GRIPPED
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    When she is unexpectedly dumped, Taylor Stewart’s delicate facade crumbles and she finds herself turning to alcohol to solve her problems, only to find herself in a dangerous situation that will change her life forever.

  • Chantee Hale says:

    Name: Chanteé Hale
    Title: NINE
    Genre: MG Dark fiction

    In ancient Egypt, a Pharaoh’s runaway cat outwits the keeper of death to save nine souls.

  • Name: Angelica R. Jackson
    Title: CROW’S REST
    Genre: YA Urban fantasy

    Avery wants to evict the creature who has taken residence in her boyfriend’s body–until she learns sending him back before he fulfills his mission will plunge our world into another Dark Age.

  • Writer Tessa says:

    Name: Tessa
    Genre: YA Thriller

    Sixteen-year-old P.I. agency intern Jayna Kumar pisses off the wrong people while investigating her best friend’s murder, a death the police ruled a suicide. Jayna needs to catch the killer before the killer catches her.

  • Robin says:

    Name: Robin
    Title: Lovesense
    Genre: YA Magical Realism

    Rae can smell the stench of relationships in photographs like stink on cheese. She doesn’t believe in love until she sees a photo of her soul mate. The catch: she doesn’t know who he is.

  • Julia says:

    Name: Julia Byers
    Genre: YA Psychological Thriller

    When sixteen year old Lauren discovers she is living in a dream world, due to being in a coma, she must find a way to wake up in order to reunite with her fractured family.

  • Kaitlin Adams says:

    NAME: Kaitlin Adams
    GENRE: YA Fantasy

    Sixteen-year-old Lori Gibbs’s parents have entered her in Easten’s Talent Show. If she impresses the judges, her parents get to move into the Palace for life. If she fails to impress, she’ll hang.

  • Name: Ryan James Burt
    Title: Bodyguarding Evil
    Genre: YA Paranormal
    Word Count: 54,000

    She is pure evil and has a plan to take over and control the world. Thousands will do anything and everything to kill her. There is only one problem. I am her bodyguard.

  • Chris B. says:

    Name: Chris B.
    Genre: YA Paranormal

    Seventeen-year-old Kristen Holbrook saves a teenager from drowning, and then suffers the consequences. The explanations of her heroic act only further justify that she’s not normal, and Sentries of the Water can’t be exposed.

  • Sareh says:

    Name: Sareh Lovasen
    Title: NIGHT LIES
    Genre: YA science fiction

    In the future, seventeen-year-old Xander Fletcher, just wanted to win a hoverbike tournament, but when his friends and family are charged with crimes, can he prove their innocence or will more people die?

  • Andrea Mack says:

    Name: Andrea Mack
    Title: The Grand Chef’s Apprentice
    Genre: MG dystopian

    When 13-year-old Maya sneaks into a cooking competition in a forbidden city, her outcast status gets her caught in a dangerous plot to overthrow the city’s leader.

  • Wendy Jo says:

    Name: Wendy Knight
    Title: Feudlings
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    Two teenagers on opposite sides of a magical war. Only one can survive. Now Arianna is falling in love with the nemesis she has been hunting her entire life. Until he tries to kill her.

  • Robbin says:

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Rachel says:

    Name: Rachel Horwitz
    Title: Havoc’s Knot
    Genre: YA Epic Fantasy

    After finding himself on a foreign world, Jake’s attempt to fulfill a stolen prophecy soon transforms into a race to defeat the wolf king before everyone he has come to love is exterminated.

  • This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Name: Jeanmarie Anaya
    Genre: Contemporary YA

    Crushing on the hottest senior in school whose already got the perfect girlfriend is a lose-lose situation for sixteen-year-old artist Abby Wheeler, until a shady frenemy proposes a foolproof plan for attaining the unattainable.

  • Melinda says:

    Name: Melinda Gray
    Title: UNVISIBLE
    Genre: YA Light Sci-Fi

    In hiding from the organization that turned him invisible, 17-year-old Owen can’t let anyone know he exists—until he meets a girl he has to confide in if both of them are to remain free.

  • R.A.Desilets says:

    Name: R.A.Desilets (Rachel)
    Title: RUHE
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    After Sophie’s vicious gossip ruins her friendships, she refuses to speak in college. But with a new, complicated social circle, Sophie needs to find the courage to use the voice that once destroyed her.

  • DC Morin says:

    Name: Dannie Morin
    Title: FINE
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    When her rockstar father is murdered, Abbie finds herself a reluctantly emancipated minor. Alone in grief, Abbie seeks distraction in a boy her friends despise. But Abbie knows Cole is dangerous. She’s counting on it.

  • Amber says:

    Name: Amber Mauldin
    Genre: YA narrative memoir

    Fifteen-year-old Amber has to choose between extending her foreign exchange trip to stay with the boy she loves, or returning to Va. to testify against the man who kidnapped and raped her.

  • Name: Sarah Turnbull
    Genre: YA dark fantasy

    On an isolated island, beneath a canopy of resurrection ferns and palmettos, a preternatural plague is unleashed on a grotesquely insular Victorian colony when orphans Haeden and Veanne unearth the dark legacy of their bloodline.

  • Mrs. Dub says:

    Name: Laura + Ginny Sanderson
    Title: GROUP SEVEN
    Genre: YA contemporary

    Liesl Jelly and Minji Pak have nothing in common until they discover that their parents’ employer has played a role in developing the prodigious talents of the 100 youth aboard a company cruise to Alaska.

  • Name: Kristen Wixted
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Even though life in the big house on the lake is singed with cruelty, fifteen-year-old Penny Devlin doesn’t choose to leave and live in the safety of her brother’s home—she stays; she stays too long.

  • Robbin says:

    Name: Robbin Luckett
    Title: SPARKLE
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Taylor Schuman unravels a famous fashion designer’s adoption secret like it’s a loose hem on one of her favorite designer dresses―only the secret is Taylor’s BFF, and she’s forced to keep quiet―or face juvie.

  • Amanda says:

    Name: Amanda Burckhard
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    Caught in a wager between God and Lucifer, psychic Alita accidentally unleashes The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Sending them back to the stinking hellhole they crawled out of requires sacrificing the boy she loves.

  • Silvia says:

    Name: Silvia Park
    Title: A TWO-FACED GOD
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    When a terrorist attack puts her mother, an infamous politician, in a coma, timid fourteen-year-old Misha decides to disguise herself as her mother in order to find out why someone would want her mother dead.

  • Robin Weeks says:

    Name: Robin Weeks
    Title: DUSTED
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    When human-pracin hybrid Brina proves she’s too powerful for a half-breed, supernatural rebels launch a world-changing coup—and Brina will have to choose between freeing the cursed pracin and preserving humanity.

  • Laura Moe says:

    Name: Laura Moe
    Genre : YA

    Kicker Stevens believes her problems are solved by joining the Flygirls, a girl gang. Yet the stakes for staying in the gang grow increasingly deadly.

  • Name: Laurie Dennison
    Genre: YA fantasy

    Trapped in an ancient, time-suspended realm, Etta must forsake the modern world for a chance at love and eternal life. If the tribe discovers she’s a trespasser, she’ll become their next human sacrifice.

  • Name: Brandi M Lynch
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    When seventeen-year-old Charlie’s need for energy leads him to draw from the aura of rock singer Len, he discovers the only energy that truly satisfies his hunger—and that her band wants to sacrifice him.

  • janealfalor says:

    Name: Janeal Falor
    Title: YOU ARE MINE
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Seventeen-year-old Serena struggles against her Father’s beatings and hexes. When she gains a new unpredictable master, she must decide if she can take a chance and stand up for herself.

  • A. E. Welch says:

    Name: April Wall
    Title: In the Midst of Monsters
    Genre: MG fantasy adventure

    Becoming a monster protector at twelve is crazy enough, but when Jonathan Vygil’s creature-teacher goes missing, he must find him—and fast—or his guide won’t be the only one in danger – his family’s next.

  • Name: Valerie Lawson
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Sara Peterson, admitted to Whispering Sands under false pretenses, has to navigate the violent world of deviants and sociopaths to return home and protect her sister from the real psycho in the family.

  • Chris Shaw says:

    Name: Chris Shaw
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    When Rian learns his brother could’ve saved their father but didn’t, Rian becomes a half-willing pet for an evil that wants Rian’s brother dead.

  • Name: Rachel Solomon
    Genre: NA contemporary

    Grad school dropout Jordan waits tables at an Indian restaurant to pay her student debt. With kadhi-stained clothes, she chases a real career but can’t resist her dead-end job’s dysfunction — or a customer’s savory romance.

  • Stacey Hays says:

    Name: Stacey Hays
    Title: Seer Touch
    Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

    Seventeen-year-old psychic apprentice, Ashton Greenly, is a master at predicting the future except her own; when Paul Monday trudges into her mom’s psychic shop, she never foresees falling for a vampire prince.

  • Name: Rachel A. Dillon
    Title: The Lion Within
    Genre: YA Light Science Fiction

    Renna has a virus from a lion bite and is the only one that can end a natural disaster. She must learn to control her lion-like abilities and rage in a button-pushing place–high school.

  • Name: Lauren Harris
    Genre: NA High Fantasy

    When Princess Arianna’s kidnapping threatens to rekindle war, she faces a difficult choice: warn her kingdom of the enemy’s approach or risk her life to help the slave who sacrificed his freedom to rescue her.

  • Name: Krista McLaughlin
    Title: NAMELESS
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Seventeen-year-old Edom is the oldest healer in a country where his kind are hunted and killed for their gifts. After accidentally kidnapping Princess Dalia, Edom must choose between protecting his sister or trusting his enemy.

  • Name: Jamie Krakover
    Title: The Adviera Adventures: Abducted
    Genre: MG Science Fiction

    Gary’s abduction left him with an amazing ability that comes with a price; service to the aliens who gifted it. He must learn to control his ability and discover why he’s their prime interest.

  • S.Q. Eries says:

    Name: Sakura Eries
    Title: Cynisca and the Olive Crown
    Genre: YA historical

    The Games at Olympia have ever been a competition of men–until Princess Cynisca’s brother convinces her to race her chariot for the sake of the Spartan Royal Family.

  • Emily says:

    Name: Emily Cushing
    Genre: MG Adventure

    Two cousins, with quirky Grandpa Jim, search for Butch Cassidy’s gold to save a ranch for troubled youth. Racing across Utah in a beat-up motorhome, they must outsmart dangerous thieves to find the treasure first.

  • D.R. Graham says:

    Name: D.R. Graham
    Title: The Handler
    Genre: New Adult

    While searching for the outlaw biker who murdered his dad in front of his little sister, Cain learns the truth about his dad and discovers the person he’s willing to become to protect the people he loves.

  • Kelly Metz says:

    Name: Kelly Metz
    Genre: ya paranormal romance

    AJ Ashford unknowingly gets dragged into the eternal battle for Earth when she dies and is sent back with a mission from a sarcastic angel to help the antagonistic punk who caused her death.

  • Anonymous says:

    Name: Cindy Bindy Boo
    Title: The Perfect Adam
    Genre: NA Contemporary

    Seratonus is searching for the perfect man. Twenty failed relationships have scarred her hope but not discouraged her. She believes in her heart he’s out there somehwere. Even if it means creating him from scratch.

  • A.J. says:

    Name: A.J. Cattapan
    Title: Seven Riddles to Nowhere
    Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

    Pitch: In this “39 Clues Meets The DaVinci Code,” seventh grader Kam must solve seven riddles tied to religious artwork in order to become heir to a fortune and save his financially-distressed Catholic school from closing.

  • Name: Leigh Michael
    Title: Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One)
    Genre: YA paranormal adventure

    Imagine waking up one day as a normal teenager. The next thing you know you are abducted, drown, and told you are the only one who can fulfill an ancient prophecy.

  • Name: J.E. Neville
    Title: Caught Away
    Genre: YA

    The last time Abby wanted to live was two years and seventeen days ago. Then, on the day she receives a surprising signal from her long lost father, everyone seems to want her dead.

  • Name: Mandy Mikulencak
    Title: Hannah’s Half
    Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery

    Reluctant psychic Hannah ignores her daily ghostly visitors until Adam, who possesses the other half of her soul, returns to beg for her help, even though she’s already died for him three times.

  • Petre Pan says:

    Name: Jen Veldhuyzen
    Title: Issue 339
    Genre: YA

    After alien invasions, a girlfriend gone zombie, and his parents’ deaths, this young comic book character’s suffered enough–he kills his writer.

  • Name: Jolene Haley
    Title: Bump in the Night
    Genre: Urban Fantasy

    16-year-old Samantha has an interesting profession: monster hunter. Her mentor has died, leaving Sam to protect her town against deadly creatures, while experiencing love and loss for the first time.

  • Shelley Koon says:

    Name: Shelley Koon
    Title: Axiom
    Genre: YA Dystopic Mystery

    Trained as a killer for an elite army, a teen girl discovers she may be killing those who most need her protection.

  • Ashley Maker says:

    Name: Ashley Maker
    Title: SEER
    Genre: YA sci-fi

    After a few freaky visual occurrences, Clare Palmer finds out she’s a Seer. Against her will she’s immersed in the world of the Corasha, scientifically enhanced humans at war with an underground society of rogues.

  • Rachel says:

    Name: Rachel Pudelek
    Title: DARK WATERS
    Genre: YA dark fantasy

    As part of a secret society of deadly female folkloric creatures, sixteen-year-old Allura takes center stage in a plan to revert back to the man-hunting ways of her ancestors.

  • Relle says:

    Name: Eric Sandler
    Title: TRAVELERS: The Lightning God
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    A homeless boy from the streets of Brooklyn meets a woman who can travel to different universes. Together they explore new worlds, fight monsters and evade a murderous god bent on revenge.

  • Anonymous says:

    NAME: Ashley Gipson
    TITLE: Drego’s Sword
    GENRE: YA epic fantasy

    After leaving his quiet hometown to stop a ruthless dictator, Drego is caught up in a sprawling war as he falls in love, becomes an assassin’s target, and fights a startling darkness inside of himself.

  • Name: Aimee L. Salter
    Title: Where’s the Love
    Genre: YA Magical Realism

    Nikki Hamilton’s ex-best-friend, Jake, shows up in her dreams, offering a glimpse of her past, present and future. But what she learns threatens more than her popularity. She just might lose Jake. Forever.

  • Name: Joan Stradling
    Genre: MG Fantasy

    Twelve-year-old Rachel Clark loves getting lost in a good book, until she’s pulled into one and finds herself a part of a story from which she may not be able to escape.

  • Susie says:

    Name: Susan Taitel
    Title: Random Acts of Nudity
    Genre: Contemporary Young Adult

    Fifteen-year-old Viola goes from nobody to Notorious when her ex leaks their sex tape to the entire school. Now Vi must reconcile her old identity with her new reputation.

  • Anonymous says:

    Name:Dee White
    Title: The Chat Room
    Genre: YA thriller

    Mindy Palmer is searching for her rapist in the TeenSpeak chat room where nobody is who they seem. But her obsession with bringing her attacker to justice could prove fatal…and not just for her.

  • Name: Katharina Gerlach
    Genre: MG Fantasy

    To turn his ghostly sister Sally back into a human, twelve-year-old fraidy-cat Tom, his mentor, and a not-so-doggish dog must fight the Beast, a century old demon stealing kid’s souls.

  • Name: Ella Schwartz
    Title: Temple Falls
    Genre: MG Fantasy

    Nara, 14 year old banished princess, must work with her nemesis, a mere commoner, to decipher the cryptic clues sent by the Gods and end the plagues battering the kingdom.

  • Ellen Rozek says:

    Name: Ellen Rozek
    Genre: YA thriller

    Recruited by the government to help fight Renegade terrorists, Naomi must keep her growing friendship with a gang member a secret from her employers—and the Renegades themselves—if both of them are to survive.

  • SM Johnston says:

    Name: Sharon Johnston
    Title: Karma
    Genre: YA Speculative Fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Greek Mythology mix)

    Justin is proud to be an Apportioner, someone who dishes out karma to unrepentant scum, but when his next assignment is to bring in an innocent girl he must decide between duty and what’s right.

  • Name: Shiela Blankemeier
    Title: To The Bones
    Genre: YA Paranormal

    Fifteen-year-old Valerie Garcia-Daniels is going to save the world. A lot. But as her community’s newest curandera, she must first rescue her grandmother’s soul from the Underworld of her Aztec ancestors. That, and pass geometry.

  • ninidee says:

    Name:Maribeth Graham
    Title: Scents
    Genre: YA

    Mel Whitlock thinks doing “Scents” at the secret underground clubs of NYC is awesome until she gets kidnapped and taken to The Orphanage. A place where people are hypnotized into believing it’s where they belong.

  • Mia K Rose says:

    Name: Mia K Rose
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    Sixteen-year-old Talitha Martin’s whole body manifested into smoke three years ago, and now two battling factions and their war have spilled down on earth–one wants her help to surive, and other wants her dead.

  • Name: Jennifer M. Hartsock
    Title: Battleground
    Genre: Realistic YA

    Sixteen-year-old Lilly Dawson was never one to question fate, but when she meets Parker, a troubled yet persuasive realist, new meaning shapes Lilly’s world — our choices, not some ultimate plan, define who we are.

  • Carrie-Anne says:

    (Pen) Name: Carrie-Anne Brownian
    Genre: Upper MG historical with elements of social satire

    When Katherine Brandt immigrates in 1938, she dreams of becoming a real American girl without compromising her Jewish faith, while her new best friend Cinnimin learns there’s more than one way to be an American.

  • Kimberly says:

    Name: K. Garnick Giarratano
    Title: Grunge Gods & Graveyards
    Genre: YA Paranormal

    Set in 1996, seventeen-year-old Lainey Bloom must uncover a greedy councilman’s hand in the murder of her ghostly ex-boyfriend, but in order to save her lover’s soul, she must lose him forever.

  • lee says:

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  • lee says:

    Name: Lee Richardson
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Marissa Davis swore she’d hate every second of her community service–and she did–until the grumpy Alzheimer’s patient she read to began to matter. And now, with his condition worsening, Rissa’s fighting just to be remembered.

  • Name: Beck Nicholas
    Title: Allies
    Genre: YA Sci-Fi

    Inexperienced sixteen-year-old assassin Noemi must choose between restoring her family honor and saving the boy she’s falling for. But her target’s secret has the power to free them both or begin a revolution.

  • Name: Sarah Negovetich
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    When Stacie learns she can hear thoughts, theoretically, she discovers even powers you don’t want have strings attached. She’s got to get her ability under control before she loses the new life she never wanted.

  • Avery Marsh says:

    Name: Avery Marsh
    Title: BIRD OF PREY
    Genre: YA Sci-Fi

    Sixteen-year-old amnesiac, Peregrine Fallon, has to remember the people responsible for her planet’s deactivation and stop them from killing again.

  • Lorie says:

    Name: Lorie Steed
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    When Leslie gets dumped, Meredith hands her the Kleenex and saves her seat at the popular table. Suddenly she’s got a new best friend and two interested guys—and Meredith’s boyfriend is one of them.

  • Name: Heather Riffle
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    Ali suspects a Vampire illegally glamoured away two days from her memory. Hypnotherapy confirms it. Now she needs to know how she fell for him and why she’s the target of another, more powerful Vampire.

  • Louisa says:

    Name: Louisa Clarkson
    Genre: MG Fantasy Adventure

    Mastermind Academy’s latest recruit, Isabelle Tresdon has five days to save her magical, silver strand of hair before it drains her life. Shame the two tricksters sent to revive it have other plans.

  • Morgan Hyde says:

    Name: Morgan Hyde
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Breaking her cousin out of the king’s jail goes horribly awry and lands farmer’s daughter Renata in the gladiatorial arena. It’s a good thing Ren’s a quick study, because she’s fighting for both their lives.

  • Susan Fobes says:

    Name: Susan M. Fobes writing as T. J. Shelkey
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    As Prince Agmund ages, failing race relations continue despite his best efforts, and he must fight an unknown sorcerer he thinks is his uncle to keep the Kingdom of Tairn Gire together.

  • Brenda Drake says:


We're thrilled at the different ways those in our Pitch Wars community are giving back—and we encourage them to do so. However, please keep in mind that Pitch Wars is not affiliated with any of these various contests, promotions, etc., including those of our mentors and mentees. Promoting any such opportunities via our social media channels doesn't imply endorsement or affiliation. We encourage you to do your research before participating.

Pitch Wars takes a stand. ANTI-BULLYING. Click here to review our policy

Pitch Wars 2021

Blog Archives

Blog Categories

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.