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Pitch Wars! … the winners

Monday, 28 January 2013  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Pitch Wars and the #PitMad twitter party last week was such a success. I want to thank all the mentors for making this such a wonderful event. I’m so proud of this community and how respectful and encouraging everyone is to their fellow writers. I hope we hear of many successes from the event. Please keep me updated on your requests!

So here’s the winner of each category…

The young adult winner and all around winner of a $20 Amazon gift card each is:

NAME: Janet B Taylor
MENTOR: Heather Webb

The adult winner of a $15 Amazon gift card each is:

NAME: Sarah Henning
MENTOR: Rebecca A. Weston

The middle grade winner of a $15 Amazon gift card each is:

NAME: Alexia Chamberlynn

MENTOR: Heidi Schulz

(I should have all your emails and will email your gift cards tomorrow.)

Congratulations winners!

And a round of applause for all our mentors! If you’re not following make sure you do, they are all awesome peeps to know!

Deanna Romito

Heidi Schulz

Krista Van Dolzer

Jennifer Malone

  Brent Taylor
 Brent Taylor

Summer Heacock

Tina Moss

Shelley Watters

 Rebecca Weston

Nazerea Andrews

Elizabeth Penney
Elizabeth Penney

   Suzanne Palmieri
Suzanne Palmieri

   Susan Spann
Susan Spann

Andrea Hannah


Dahlia Adler 

 Deana Barnhart

Elizabeth Briggs

Elizabeth Prats

Erica Chapman

Fiona McLaren

Gina Ciocca

Heather Marie

 Heather Webb


John Hansen

Kimberly P. Chase

Lindsay Smith

 Lori M. Lee

Marieke Nijkamp

Michelle Painchaud

Molly Elizabeth Lee

Monica B.W.

Sharon Johnston


Stacey H. Lee

 Danielle Ellison
Danielle Ellison

  Sarah Nicolas
Sarah Nicolas’ pick

And don’t forget, our next contest is fast approaching. The semi-annual PITCH MADNESS. So get your 35 word (max) pitches and the 1st 250 words (if it falls in the middle of a of sentence go to the end) ready to pitch!


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  • alexia says:

    Thank you so much for putting this all on, Brenda!! And thanks so much to all the mentors, especially my own super amazing mentor Heidi. I didn’t even realize we got gift cards. It seems too much on top of getting my manuscript critiqued and getting in front of so many agents. Anyone that has the guts to put themselves out there is a winner!! I’m full of writerly love tonight… what an awesome community.

  • Thanks Brenda for organising this, and to all the mentors for putting in all the hours to make it work. Congrats to all the finalists – they’re all winners, gift card or otherwise!

  • Can’t thank Brenda, Lori, and the rest of the Pitch Wars crew enough for running this contest… Congrats to the gift card winners! Amazing entries. So well-deserved!

  • This must be so much work and you guys do a great job.
    Thank you for all the time and effort.
    Congrats to the winners.

  • Heather Webb says:

    Wahoo!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for a fantastic contest. It was a great time meeting so many talented writers and working with the lovely Janet B. Taylor. I’m looking forward to the next writerly madness, Brenda! <3

  • Brenda,
    Thanks so much to you and all the other wonderful, amazing folks who put this contest on. It must’ve been an amazing amount of work! But it was SOO much fun!! And I will be ever grateful to you– and to my lovely friend and mentor, Heather Webb!

  • Cheyenne says:

    Thanks for all the hard work on this contest, Brenda and all the mentors and agents involved. It’s been a fantastic opportunity and I’m so glad and honoured I was able to take part. I learned a lot, tightened my manuscript more than I imagined, and met some incredible people! Cheers, and congrats to all those with success stories!

  • Congrats to everyone! A great experience for me and I look forward to hearing success stories soon!

  • Congratulations to the winners!!!

    It was such an exciting contest and I was thrilled to be part of it. THANK YOU Brenda and to all of the mentors for your hard work. 😀

  • Brian Taylor says:

    Congrats to all the winners. Thanks to Brenda, the mentors, agents, entrants, and everyone involved. Great contest!

  • JQ Trotter says:

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • Hooray for the winners and echoing the thanks, Brenda, and mentors, for running it and making it a success!

  • LindaBudz says:

    Congrats, Janet! And all the winners! And everyone who entered! Thank you, Brenda, Dahlia, Erica and everyone who made this possible. So fun!!

  • Wow, those are some stellar mentors!! Congrats to everyone involved. Now to get my WIP ready by March 26th.

  • er, I mean, by March 15th. 🙂

  • STBende says:

    Congratulations PitchWars peeps! Thanks to Brenda and all the mentors for putting on so many great contests. I’m proud to be part of such a supportive community of writers!

  • Tina Moss says:

    Well done and congratulations!!! 😀

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