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Pitch Madness

Pitch Madness … Introducing your hosts and slush readers!

Monday, 3 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

  We’re getting close to Pitch Madness submission day on March 10, and I wanted to introduce the slush readers, agent intern advisers, and the host blogs and their teams....

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Pitch Madness … game on!

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches and our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your game hosts have chosen sixty pitches, along with...

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Pitch Madness B-1: A MERRY WAR

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: YA Historical RomanceWord Count: 80,000 Pitch: A modern adaption of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, set in a 1920′s speakeasy, about two pairs of lovers with different takes on...

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Pitch Madness B-2: LANG SAWYER AND THE DEN OF NOSTROMO

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: Upper MG FantasyWord Count: 71,000 Pitch: Lang Sawyer’s quest for glory as a teenage monster hunter becomes a struggle for survival when he matches wits with ruthless scientist Alistair...

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Pitch Madness B-3: EXPEL THE DIGGER’S FLAW

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy  Word Count: 75,000 Pitch: When the livin’ in sin couple next door is murdered, Aniyah, 15, finds herself face to face with Mr. Most Wanted, who...

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Pitch Madness B-4: IF I DON’T GO BACK

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

 Genre: Adult upmarket fiction Word Count: 80,000 Pitch: Colin can’t help slicing open his patients’ sutures—suppose he left behind an instrument? As his OCD consumes him, Colin must seek help. But...

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Pitch Madness B-5: SPECIATION

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: YA/soft Sci-fiWord Count: 94,000 Pitch: 17-year-old Ibbie collects numbers. They’re logical, safe; everything her life isn’t. The most important number; thirteen—how many days till she’s forced to mate with...

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Pitch Madness B-6: MR. WRITE

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: New Adult Word count: 98,000 Pitch:  Jo, who can bring fictional characters to life, creates a boyfriend for her best friend but runs into trouble when Mr. Write refuses...

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Pitch Madness B-7: WISHES? I THOUGHT YOU SAID WITCHES!

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: MG Contemporary FantasyWord Count: 44,000 Pitch: Thirteen-year-old Luke discovers his cell phone’s voice-powered assistant can grant wishes. But with autocorrect, even a simple wish can have catastrophic consequences. De-bugging...

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Pitch Madness B-9: WINGMOM

Friday, 6 September 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Genre: Women’s FictionWord Count: 79,000 Pitch: When Sophie loses her almost-fiancé and dream job, she’s left with one thing: her “psychic,” aka psychotic mother. Sophie must rebuild her life with...

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