Pitch Madness is fast approaching and we have a crazy, awesome line up of agents competing for your pitches!
For those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, Pitch Madness is a contest where agents compete in a game against their peers for pitches. This time the game is Monopoly. If you haven’t been a part of a Pitch Madness challenge before, please check out this post here for more information. The submission window is open for 24 hours (12:01AM EST to 11:59PM EST) on August 24. Our slush readers will read through the pitches and pick the top 60 pitches for the agent round starting on September 6. We try to get a good mix of various genres, but the writing comes first. Basically, if the submissions aren’t ready, it’s a pass.
And here are the agents …
Louise will be racing through the post her keen eye seeking teen Sci-Fi and Young Adult horror. She is also on the hunt for deep, dark contemporary YA and select Middle Grade fiction with a literary feel–it must be realistic and thought provoking and the characters must be authentic and original. Louise loves horror and romance, especially Regency and Victorian. Visit her website for more details.
Uwe will calculate all the elements of a perfect pitch in a nano-second and snatch it up before his opponents. He’s interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, Young Adult, romance, ethnic, and paranormal romance. He’s also interested in literary fiction, but only if it has a strong narrative. Visit his company’s website for more details.
Jordy will pile all her favorite pitches and horde them for herself. She’s interested in romance (contemporary/historical/paranormal), YA/NA contemporary/historical romance, MG and YA (YA heavy on romance) action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, and realistic fiction, and is open to YA LGBT within those genres. Visit her company’s website for more details.
With quick fingers, protected from his opponents’ sharp claws with his mighty thimble, Connor will snatch his favorite pitches. He’s interested in a wide range of fiction, and is looking for literary fiction, speculative fiction (scifi/fantasy), and psychological thrillers. Under the umbrella of speculative fiction he is especially interested in urban fantasy, urban science fiction, and magical realism. He is particularly looking for fiction from LGBT and racial minority perspectives. Visit his company’s website for more details.
Danielle will clank across the board, grabbing the best of the best pitches for herself. For more than five years Danielle’s been involved professionally with books through print and online publications such as Women’s World and Parenting Magazine, as a member of the judging panels for The Cybils awards for fiction picture books, as well as locally by serving on the board of The Central Coast Writer’s Conference. She is most interested in finding new author/illustrator talent, children’s fiction and creative non-fiction from picture books through middle grade. Visit her website for more details.
Carolyn will invest her bids wisely and bus her favorites into the literary sunset. She has wide-ranging tastes – from literary to commercial fiction, from serious narrative non-fiction to pop-culture and humor. Visit her website for more details.