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Pitch Wars Ninja Elf Mentors’ picks!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


I know you couldn’t wait, but alas, all good things … So I won’t go into much detail. If you were the top pick of one of our fabulous mentors, you may not enter any contests until after the agent round. Alternates may enter contests. Not all mentors are sending out response emails. It’s not a requirement and some are busy with the day job and deadlines. Your mentor will contact you on how to proceed by email.

Okay, with that out of the way, give big hugs to our Ninja Elf Mentors for jumping in to snag some lucky writers out of the dreaded contest email (I’m glaring at you Gmail). Anyways, here’s your Ninja Elf Mentors again …



Amy Reichert




Eden P

Eden Plantz





Karma Brown




Rae Chang





Renee Ahdieh





Steph Funk




Show them some love and follow them everywhere!


And we have prizes for our top teams from our sponsor!




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And here are the Ninja Elf teams …


Team Rae (YA/NA)

– Mentee: Sworn by C.H. McFarland

– 1st Alternate: The Shadow of a Dream by Katie O’Shea


Team Renee (YA)

– Mentee: Crow’s Blood by Alex Pierce

– 1st Alternate: Daughter of the Fifth Moon by Anna Bragg

– 2nd Alternate: The Girl Who Was Ordinary, Until She Wasn’t by Janel Comeau


Team Stephanie Funk (MG)

– Mentee: The Year of Lightning by Ryan Dalton

– 1st Alternate: Manticore by Gabrielle Byrne

– 2nd Alternate: The Increasingly Preposterous Adventures of Winston Sweeny by Mike Samonek


Team Eden (YA)

– Mentee: Finding Simon Hastings by Bryson McCrone

– 1st Alternate: Surge by Kerry Sparks

– 2nd Alternate: The Drumming Sony by Ambiguous_A


Team Karma (NA/A)

– Mentee: Field Rules by Carla Cullen

– 1st Alternate: Relative Truths by Tena L. Russ

– 2nd Alternate: If I Don’t Go Back by Megan Cooley Peterson


Team Amy (A)

– Mentee: Perfectly Acceptable Woman by Kimberly Emerson

– 1st Alternate: The Sweetheart by Katrina Carrasco

– 2nd Alternate: The Things Between by Ellen Brock


Congratulations everyone! If you didn’t make it into Pitch Wars, there’s a Twitter Pitch Party on #PitMad January 8 from 8AM to 8PM EST.  The details are on the contest drop box at the top of my site.



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