Monday, 20 August 2012

Three-Two-One Pitch Contest Official Entry Post


This contest is now closed to entries. Our judging agent will review all pitches, and I'll announce the winner once a decision is made. Stay tuned!

Yes! It's here! Are you all ready to enter the Three-Two-One Pitch Contest? That's awesome! But first, before you post, look over the rules once more.

To remind you all what the contest entails, it goes something like this:

THREE - Pitch your story in only three sentences. 

TWO - Two days to enter: August  20th and 21st.

ONE - Literary agent Bree Ogden  of D4EO Lit will judge and pick a winner.

You have today,  August 20th, and tomorrow, August 21st, to post your three-sentence pitches (no run-on sentences!) in the comments section of this post. At midnight on August 21st, I will turn off comments and no other entries will be accepted. You are allowed two entries per person. Bree Ogden, our judging agent, will then read all the entries and pick a winner, who will get a full manuscript request!

This contest is open to unagented, completed and polished manuscripts in the genres of:
  • MG
  • YA (no paranormal, urban fantasy, romance [ unless there is a superb dark, psychotic element ], or magical realism)
  • New Adult
  • Graphic Novels
  • select adult genres: transgressive fiction, genre horror, genre noir, and nonfiction

To be eligible, you must:

  • Follow this blog - go ahead and click "Join this Site" on the right if you haven't already
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Spread the word! Tweet, Blog, or mention on Facebook about the contest linking back to this post

Not necessary, but in the spirit of paying it forward:

HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRIES

Please format your entries in the following manner:

  • Name and email
  • Title of your manuscript
  • Genre of your manuscript
  • Word count
  • Three-sentence pitch (No more than three sentences or you'll be disqualified.)

Good luck, everyone. Can't wait to read all your pitches. On your mark, get set, GO!

74 comments:

Racheal McG said...

Well, count me out. My MS is NEARLY complete, however my first draft is handwritten and my second is half-typed. Also, my MS is YA/MG with light sci-fi/ fantasy element. And, no, it's not dark just very snarky.

Too bad, I was hoping to try out my new pitch. Good luck to everyone else who enters!

Racheal McGillivary

Aldrea Alien said...

Only got Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fantasy (all Adult) over here. So yeah ... I'm out on all counts.

But for those who enter: Good Luck! ^_^

Aimee L. Salter said...

Author: Aimee L. Salter
Email: aimeelsalter@gmail.com
Title: LISTEN TO ME
Genre: YA Contemporary with a Time-twist
Wordcount: 89,000 words

Pitch: Since she was six years old, Stacy has been able talk to her future self in the mirror.

Her future self lies.

It might cost Stacy the love of her life.

Kelly Allan said...
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Jenn Soehnlin said...

Jenn Soehnlin
jenn.soehnlin(at)gmail.com
RIGHT STATE OF MIND
YA sci-fi
54,000 words

When several classmates begin writing, painting, sculpting, and designing masterpieces with complete unawareness of what they are doing until after their creation is complete, Ivy, senior editor of the newspaper, rushes to research the cause. Her own brother is among those effected, and after careful observation she discovers that not only are the creative episodes increasing in frequency, but they're also accompanied by dangerous side effects: one of which kills a classmate. Her brother joins her in a desperate attempt to piece together the mystery of the creative episodes before he or someone else gets seriously hurt--or before the source of the increased innovation can be unleashed on the entire unsuspecting school.

Jade @ Chasing Empty Pavements said...

Author: Jade Hankes
Email: hankesj@gmail.com
Title: THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Wordcount: 70,000 words

Family deception, secrets and blackmail.

This isn't what Kara Pierce signed up for when she decided to focus her final college project on her grandfather's time in WWII, but now that she and her project partner, Vince Gage are neck-deep in a family mystery, she knows the only way out is to discover the truth.

Kara and Vince race against time to find out the truth, even though it threatens to destroy everything Kara thought she knew.

Terence Jackson, Author said...

Terence Jackson, tdjack101@yahoo.com
Blood Underground: Book One - Thavs
Adult Horror
73,899
The early part of the 19th Century held a lot of promise for a young man born into the upper-crust of London society; Henry Stuart was such a man. He was well-educated, handsome, and headstrong - the only son of a prominent financier, and the world was poised at Henry’s feet ready to give up its treasures - and pleasures - to one so seemingly deserving of such a gift. On the night of his graduation from university there began a series of events which would alter the course of his life forever, sending him down a dark and treacherous path.

Hermine said...

Author: Sarah Dalton
Email: sarahannedalton@gmail.com
Title: The Blemished
Genre: YA Dystopia
Wordcount: 82,000 words

In a fractured future, where the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control of Britain, Mina Hart is Blemished.

Her genes are worthless and that takes away her rights: her right to an Education, her right to a normal life and her right to have a child.

Mina has only a few months to escape the sinister Operation - taking the reader on a ride filled with adventure, romance and rebellion.

Brigid Gorry-Hines said...

Author: Brigid Gorry-Hines
Email: brigidrgh@gmail.com
Title: UNRAVELING
Genre: YA Contemporary
Wordcount: 66,000

Mia once shared a twisted friendship with Emily Lawrence––a girl who wrote song lyrics on napkins, feared subways, and bore bruises on her arms from fights with her alcoholic mother. But when rumors spread through their high school that Mia had romantic feelings for Emily, their friendship shattered, and Mia's mother decided it was time to leave their small Minnesota hometown. Two years later, Mia receives news that Emily has committed suicide, and returns home for one day to search for answers behind her friend's mysterious death.

Feaky Snucker said...
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Erika said...

Erika Grotto erikagrotto (at) gmail (dot) com
Deadline Day
New adult
75,000
News reporter Stella Parker gets more than she bargained for when her first big story comes in the form of the mayor's murder. With clues from her sources, Stella conducts her own investigation, hoping to help bring the unknown murderer to justice. But the closer she gets, the more she wonders--will she find the killer, or will the killer find her?

Carrie-Anne said...

(Pen) Name: Carrie-Anne Brownian
E-mail: CarrieAnne79 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Title: And Jakob Flew the Fiend Away
Genre: Upper YA historical fiction, Bildungsroman
Word count: 120,000

Pitch: Jakob DeJonghe plots revenge and puts an iron wall around his heart when the Nazis coerce his father into suicide and his little sister mysteriously disappears. In spite of suffering a serious injury when he escapes from a death train, he remains determined to join the Dutch Resistance, find his father’s murderers, and free his homeland. But Jakob never expects to meet Rachel Roggenfelder, who slowly melts the wall around his heart and makes him re-examine his ideas about what the best revenge really is.

Carrie-Anne said...

(Pen) Name: Carrie-Anne Brownian
E-mail: CarrieAnne79 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Title: The Very First
Genre: Upper MG historical fiction/literary fiction
Word count: 60,000

Pitch: When Katherine Brandt, newly nicknamed Sparky, comes to America in 1938, her dearest wish is to become a real American girl, a goal she hopes to achieve under the mentoring of her new best friend Cinnimin Filliard. Sparky will do almost anything, as she navigates her way through American life, to become a real American girl and stop giving herself away as a greenhorn—except compromise her Jewish faith. And as much as Cinni tries to tempt Sparky into doing things like wearing shorter skirts and not being so strict about kosher, Cinni comes to learn that there's more than one right way to be a real American.

Amanda Foody said...

Name: Amanda Foody
Email: akfoody(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: RELIC
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Word Count: 85,000

When the death of her sister forces eighteen-year-old Princess Far to assume a seat on her kingdom’s Council, the invisibility she struggled for during her childhood shatters. If the world discovered her secret, that she has visions from her past lives, they would nail her to fiery stake, crown and all. She must decide if risking exposure is worth becoming the leader her people need, especially if those same people will execute her the moment they learn what she really is.

Sara Martin said...

Name: Sara Martin
Email: elsinora87(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: PRINCESS OF SWANS
Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 91,000

Disfigured princess Feyana Belmaron knows she's no one's idea of a beauty. But to bring peace to her war-torn country, she'll have to journey deep into hostile territory -- braving pirates, soldiers, monsters, and worse -- to convince an enemy prince to marry her.

John Hansen said...

Name: John Hansen
Email: JHansenAuthor(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: INEVITABLE
Genre: YA thriller
Wordcount: 55k words

For sixteen-year-old Alex Tanner, finding a webpage of himself five years into the future is totally cool and all until he logs on one morning and his status reads: DECEASED.

Jessie Humphries said...

Name: Jessie Humphries
Email: jachumphries@gmail.com
Title: A.K.A. KILLER
Genre: Contemporary YA Thriller
Word Count: 90,000
Pitch:

Seventeen-year-old Ruby Rose has killer looks, killer SAT scores, even killer taste in shoes—but only her victims will know how killer she really is. Not that child rapists and murderers who beat the system every time deserve to be called “victims.”

Beth Pond said...

Beth Pond
BethPond90@aol.com
Podium Finish
YA Contemporary
92,000 words

For teenage winter Olympic hopefuls Harper, Alex and Elena,the 20 months leading up to the Games are the only thing standing between them and their achieving lifelong dreams: well, 20 months, a tabloid scandal, a potentially career-ending injury and a controlling boyfriend that is. Told in alternating first person narratives, Podium Finish is a story of redemption, courage, friendship, and the trials and joys of sport.

Cat said...
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Heather Hawke said...

Heather Hawke
hawke AT sonic DOT net
RAVEN'S WING
YA fantasy w/ SF elements
105K

Raven and her two sisters are born to a life of privilege, but when a corrupt king finds out her family harbors a forbidden autistic son, he strips them of power and tries to force the sisters to secretly bear his heirs. Escaping from the marsh city with her brother, Raven joins the rebels and learns to pilot a glider to spy out the king’s plans. Only when she is shot down by his soldiers does Raven discover the secret that will let her stage a coup, but to succeed she must sacrifice the one person she vowed to protect.

Cat said...

Katharina Gerlach, Katharina AT katharinagerlach DOT com
Beast Hunter
MG Fantasy
36,000 words

When the Beast, a century old demon out to steal children's souls, turns twelve-year-old fraidy-cat Tom's older sister into a ghost, he must write a diary to help his sister remember her life and keep her from fading away forever.

But that won't bring her back, so he sets out to catch the Beast helped by Mr. Jake and his (not entirely doggish) dog.

Tom must discover his courage to find out if by defeating the Beast, he will be able to rescue the sister he loves, and all he can count on are his ability to see through the Beast's disguises and the imagination that has given him scares and frights for all his life.

Kelly Allan said...

Kelly Allan
kellyallanwriter@gmail.com
FADE INTO YOU
YA contemporary
80,000

Kenzie's only constant in her vagabound lifestyle is the sky. But when she falls into an overwhelming friendship with a mentally-ill classmate, she finds herself in an alien position: facing the possibility of staying in one place. Should she stick around to help this friend who has betrayed her, or keep running?

Leiann Bynum said...

Name: Leiann Bynum
Email: slbynum3(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: Dreamvision
Genre: YA Psychological Suspense
Word count: 84,000
Three-sentence pitch: Dreams do come true, but in sixteen-year-old Abigail’s case, she wishes that were anything but true. Using her blog, she shares her story about her recent nightmares that happen to be premonitions of terrible accidents. While trying to determine the cause of the dreams, her life slowly unravels as tragedies befall her family and friends, despite how she tries to save them.

Leiann Bynum said...

Name: Leiann Bynum
Email: slbynum3(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: Day of Night
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Word count: 52,000
Three-sentence pitch: It’s 2012, and the sun has disappeared, causing major weather disasters. Vanessa, an eighteen-year-old African-American, has followed in her dad’s footsteps of being a firefighter, and her skills are put to the test during the worldwide catastrophe. When strange nocturnal carnivores start emerging from the darkness, she must unite with a group of survivors in a fight to stay alive.

S.Q. Eries said...

Name: Sakura Eries
Email: S.Q.Eries@gmail.com
Title: Cynisca and the Olive Crown
Genre: YA Historical
Word count: 65,000

3 sentence pitch:
Unskilled at statecraft, Princess Cynisca shies from politics, focusing instead on equestrian pursuits. But when her crippled brother is named Sparta's new king, controversy erupts, and he calls Cynisca to service. Her task: to undermine his political foes by defeating them in the great chariot race at Olympia.

Leslie said...

Leslie Hauser
LHauser27@gmail.com
HOPE IN BLOOM
YA Contemporary
72,000

When eighteen-year-old Mallory sees her boyfriend’s lips attached to another girl’s at the end-of-summer party, she loses the last bit of happiness in her troubled life.

After a disastrous first day of school, she lands at a mini mart famous for selling thousands of winning lottery tickets.

Desperate for a spot of hope, she begins playing the lottery in an attempt to erase the suffering that surrounds her as her senior year continues to unravel.

rlynn-solomon said...

Name: Rachel Solomon
Email: rachel.l.solomon@gmail.com
Title: THE ALMOST ADULTS
Genre: New adult contemporary/romance
Word count: 103,000 words

Pitch:

After dropping out of college, cynical but good-hearted Jordan leaves New York and moves back into her parents’ drab Seattle suburb. Unsure of her future, she waits tables at a failing Indian restaurant to pay off her student debt. But there’s more wrong with India Palace than broken dishes, and Jordan can’t resist fixing the restaurant — or romancing a sweet customer.

Unknown said...

Thank you for this contest! I followed you on Twitter (AllegedAuthor) and blogged about this contest on http://anallegedauthor.blogspot.com.

Name: Cara Nelson
Title: ONE MISSED SUMMER
Genre: MG mystery with historical aspects
Word Count: 45,000
Three-sentence Pitch:

When the law quits investigating, thirteen-year-old Ellie Jane Wilkins tries to find the missing beauty queen herself. Trouble is, the town of Plainsworth knows she’s looking. And if she keeps sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, they’re going to shut her up for good.

Alleged Author said...

Thank you for this contest! I followed you on Twitter (AllegedAuthor) and blogged about this contest on http://anallegedauthor.blogspot.com.

Name: Cara Nelson
Title: ONE MISSED SUMMER
Genre: MG mystery with historical aspects
Word Count: 45,000
Three-sentence Pitch:

When the law quits investigating, thirteen-year-old Ellie Jane Wilkins tries to find the missing beauty queen herself. Trouble is, the town of Plainsworth knows she’s looking. And if she keeps sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, they’re going to shut her up for good.

Unknown said...
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Alleged Author said...

Sorry about the multi-post. Thought Blogger had me logged in but it said Unknown. Ugh!

Brinda said...

Name: Brinda Berry
Title: Lucky
Genre: New Adult
Word Count: 60,000

When Abby survives 9/11 as a child, she doesn't realize that she's been given a gift that allows her to sacrifice her own life to prevent death for those around her. Newly hired bodyguard Ace joins eighteen-year-old Abby in uncovering a prophecy and finds himself with the almost impossible task of keeping her alive. Mysterious nested boxes imprinted with a code lead to events that prove Abby's safety will only get people killed.

Ellen said...

Ooo, great contest. Thanks!! Here's my entry:

Name: Ellen Goodlett
Email: ellengoodlett (at) gmail (dot) com
Title: Stray
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Word Count: 72,000

Pitch: Genderqueer teen Darryl runs a gondola on the canals of sunken New York City, where s/he must avoid the police now that homelessness has been made illegal. But when someone jacks the gondola to dump the mayor's body, Darryl becomes a murder suspect. Together with Adita, the gorgeous daredevil daughter of a local senator, Darryl must find the real culprits and prove s/he's innocent before the police -- or someone worse -- find them.

Linda Jackson said...

Name: Linda Jackson
Email: linda (at) jacksonbooks (dot) com
Title: A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Word Count: 36,000

Pitch:
A pretty woman took their daddy. Voodoo took their mama. Father Time took their granny…but nobody would take Stacey, James, and Ruby, except their uncle Percy, who lived in the back of his funeral home.

Nancy Edwards said...

Name: Nancy Edwards
Email: nancyleigh.edwards (at) gmail (dot) com
Title: FINDING DESTINY
Genre: Mid-grade Contemporary

Can a book written before Bree Fenner was born tell the 5th grader what's going to happen next in her life? As Bree reads more and more of the dusty novel she finds in her Grandma's attic, events in the book begin happening in her life. If the book is true, she must find some way to change the ending to prevent tragedy.

Nancy Edwards said...

Ack! The word count for Finding Destiny is 33,000.
Sorry,
Nancy Edwards

S P Mount said...

Name: S P Mount
email: SPMount (at) shaw (dot) ca
Title: Prickly Scots Pt I
Genre: New Adult
200,000

Could just one simple misunderstanding in our youth have changed the entire course of our lives? It did for one intellectually gifted girl's; believing she murdered her parents on Loch Ness on her 16th birthday. Living with a false impression of the events of that day has brought about a lifelong solitary existence for Sadie Wallace, that is, until the arrival of the mysterious 'Blue Phenomenon' and a second chance to live her life differently.

S P Mount said...

Name: S P Mount
Email: SPMount (at) shaw (dot) ca
Title: Warped Mirrors
Genre: New Adult
72,000

A boy meets whom he thinks is his older self at a Scottish country mansion. If only it were that simple. Overnight, with the help of a peculiar housekeeper, Julian must decipher the complexity of an unusual Mayan globe originated from an alternate universe together with a mysterious board game - one that manipulates time, dimension and weather and the key to averting a life-changing threat.

Rebecca Weinstein said...

Name: R. Weinstein
Email: rweinstein6 at gmail dot com
Title: Nashoga (Redstone Series #1) [#2 is complete, 3 is wip]
genre: MG Adventure
wc: 42k wds

What if you were an alpha wolf exiled from your pack, chased by a rabid grizzly, attacked by a mountain lion, betrayed by your friends, swept over a waterfall, and beat up by the elk you were just trying to eat for dinner? If you were, you'd be Nashoga, and this Call of the Wild meets Watership Down adventure would be yours. Travel with Nashoga as he meets Buck, an elk with an attitude, and forms an unlikely alliance to reclaim the Redstone Pack from the paws of the evil Farkas.

Rebecca Weinstein said...

Name: R. Weinstein
Email: rweinstein6 at gmail dot com
Title: Yokai
Genre: YA Fantasy
Wc: 70k wds

Kit Maguire, having silver hair, a short temper, and the ability to conjure green fire, has always been an outcast. At sixteen, she's moved halfway around the world to Japan, has a fox for a friend, and is in love with a dragon. When her thought-to-be-dead mother appears, Kit discovers who she truly is and may finally get everything she's always wanted: friends, family, and a place to truly call home.

Cindy44 said...

Name: C. L. Howland
Email: wordgirl44@aol.com
Title: MY MOTHER GROWS WALLFLOWERS
Genre: NA/Adult Fiction
Word Count: 77,000 words

Through her friendship with an outspoken exotic boy, Mina Mason, an overweight girl in home-made dresses learns she is more than a target for bullies. They discover love, and Mina's world expands beyond the dilapidated walls of her reclusive family's home. Her first adult act: to choose between the person she needs and the family who needs her.

Nazarea Andrews said...

Name: Nazarea Andrews
Email: nazareanandrews@gmail.com
Title: Beyond Chains and Stars
Genre: YA sci-fi
Word Count: 90,000

Pitch: When psychics Juhan and his twin sister Chosi are stolen from their planet and sold into slavery, they maintain sanity with the comfort of each other. But when they are separated at auction, the twins must find a way back to one another and fight against the bonds that define them. As violence across the galaxies increases, leaving casualties in its wake, they must both decide what they are willing to do to survive, and find each other.

Elizabeth Prats said...

Name: Elizabeth Prats
Email: eprats1 (at) gmail (dot) com
Title: Witch Country
Genre: MG Fantasy
Word Count: 35,000

Pitch: Lucas is used to living without things like electricity and a TV--it's the life Exiles lead. But he's not used to living without his mother or having a friend. When his father gives him an ultimatum, he is forced to choose between the friend he never expected and the mother he can't forget.

Joy said...

Name: Joy Callaway
Email: Joy.Callaway(at)gmail(dot)com
Title: Jump
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Word Count: 81,000

Pitch: Deciding to base jump off of one of the highest bridges in America without experience is certifiably crazy, just short of a death wish, but Lakin Covington was going to do it regardless of the gagged voice of her conscious telling her she was nuts. Startled by the complacency of what she supposed would be an exciting, bright future, 26-year-old Lakin nearly perishes, saved by handsome engineer Hayes Davis, who, manipulated by his broken family, is urged to jump in turn, risking his livelihood and future with Lakin. Fighting her better judgment, Lakin struggles to save Hayes from himself, finding that the courage to jump doesn’t necessarily guarantee a clean landing or ultimate happiness, and that in the end, we have no control over the one thing that might bring us what we’re looking for – being there at the exact second, in precisely the right place, to catch another as they fall.

Ink in the Book said...

Name: Talynn Lynn
Email: inkinthebook@gmail.com
Genre:Historical Fiction
Word Count: 90,000

Pitch:

They had taken everything away from her, but she had come back with a vengeance. All she needed to do was convince them she was the Queen, come back from the dead and Margret was confident it would work. After all, she looked exactly like Anne Boleyn.

Susan Taitel said...

Name: Susan Taitel
Email: qooze@sbcglobal.net
Genre: contemporary YA
Word count: 71,000 words.

Pitch:

Vi thought nothing could be worse than getting dumped by her first love. She was wrong. Him leaking their sex tape to the entire school is much worse.

Susan Taitel said...

Oops, left out the title above.
It's Random Acts of Nudity

Ink in the Book said...

Name: Talynn Lynn
Email: inkinthebook@gmail.com
Title: Dances On Stage
Genre: YA Historical
Word Count: 78,000

Pitch:

Inga escaped World War I and made it to America in hopes of following her dream to dance on stage. Life here was so different with women demanding rights and fighting against the sale of a drink common in her country. Inga found it hard to concentrate on ballet when jazz and flappers enticed her on every side, asking her to join the cause for women's liberation.

Kate Larkindale said...

NAME: Kate Larkindale
EMAIL: katelarkindale (at) gmail (dot) com
TITLE: The Boyfriend Plague
GENRE: YA Contemporary
WORDCOUNT: 84 000
PITCH: Shaken by her sister’s cancer, her mother’s desperation and abandoned by her friends, Livvie finds comfort and an attraction she’s never felt before with Bianca. When their relationship is discovered, Livvie and Bianca become victims of persecution and bullying, while at home, her mother’s behavior escalates to new levels of crazy and her sister begs for help to end the pain once and for all. While searching for the strength to make her life her own, Livvie must decide how far she’s willing to go for the people she loves.

Anonymous said...

Damn your talent!

Melanie Conklin said...

Melanie Conklin
melanie.conklin@mac.com

Title: THE MAGICIAN'S NOTEBOOK
Genre: MG Adventure
WC: 35,000
Pitch:

The small, worn notebook Perry receives from a circus magician seems unimpressive until he discovers that whatever he writes will come true, one wish per page, for ten wishes in all.

Which is incredible, of course, until his awful little brother mucks everything up with a pirating wish that sets real, rotten pirates loose on their town—not to mention the giant, reddish-orange bird that arrives to fulfill his wish to fly somewhere!

As the brothers scramble to wish away the pirates and conceal their half-ton pet bird in the garage, Perry questions why the wishes keep going wrong, and why the magician gave him the notebook in the first place if it only leads to trouble.

Nicole F. said...

Nicole Feldringer
feldringer@gmail.com
WONDERMAKER'S DAUGHTER
YA science fiction
78,000 words

Kris Wolfe spends every waking minute thinking about rugby, even when she's stuck prepping samples in her father's bioengineering lab. But strange reports of superhuman feats on the rugby pitch are trickling out of New Seattle. When her father disappears days after the news breaks, Kris must enhance herself with the experimental genetic engineering tech and rescue her father, before every super-athlete in Seattle, including herself, is conscripted into the militarized city border police.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Sharon K. Mayhew
sharonkmayhew at gmail dot com
MG HF
31,470

Joyce and Gina, aged 11 and 6, survived the horrors of the German blitz on London, only to find out that doing their part for the war effort involved being evacuated to live with complete strangers in the countryside. Terrified that they would be separated, they clung to each other as they were paraded down the streets of Leek. Thankfully, a host family chooses both of them and their adventure in the countryside begin.

Nikki Urang said...

Name: Nikki Urang
Title: BROKEN
Genre: YA Dark Contemporary
Word Count: 59,000

After an accident kills her older sister and dad, sixteen year old Dylan uses drugs to drown her guilty feelings and shut out the world. When she falls for Matt, she must decide if she’s strong enough to quit using heroin and take a chance on life. Because if she’s not, the drugs will destroy her, and she’ll end up just like the family she loved--dead.

Lara said...

Author: Lara Cummings
email: lursin@yahoo.com
Title: DARCY HALL
Genre: MG contemporary
WC: 38,000 words

Eleven year old Lauren Tatterman is stuck living with her much older, and bossier, brother in a college campus dorm for the summer. Just as she’s making her plan to lay low until her Aunt’s return from England, she discovers a secret that might tear her family apart.

Will there be enough time to unravel the mystery or will she have to surrender and leave everyone and everything she knows?

Megan said...

•Megan Orsini megan.orsini@gmail.com

•Fall of a Sparrow

•YA contemporary

•60,000

•Set within the confines of a traveling freak show, in this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, Ben McPherson, son of the proprietor of McPherson's Traveling Carnival of Wonders, must avenge his father's untimely death. Narrated by Ben's best friend Liam, Fall of a Sparrow explores the monsters and madness that hide in the shadows and the secrets that can eventually become our downfalls.

Charlie Holmberg said...

Name: Charlie Holmberg
Email: CNHolmberg@gmail.com
Title: Followed by Frost
Genre: YA Fantasy
Word count: 73,000

When 17-year-old Smitha scorned Mordan’s affections, he cursed her to be as cold as her heart. Followed by an eternal winter and cast from her village, Smitha’s only aid comes from Death himself: an offer to escape into the world beyond. But can a newfound love in a mortal man she cannot touch be enough to warm her heart, or will Death forever still it?

Nazarea Andrews said...

Name: Nazarea Andrews
Email: nazareanandrews@gmail.com
Title: Edge of the Falls
Genre: YA Dystopian Fairytale retelling.
Word Count: 80,000

Pitch: For Sabah living on the outskirts of a shielded city is all she's ever known. There's nothing better for the outcasts of the Commission, but when she's saved by a genetically engineered human, she'll find there is more in the wild Outside than just danger and death. If she's willing to give up all she's ever known, for a chance of living life on her own terms.

Tristina said...

Name: Tristina Wright
Email: tristina@tristinawright.com
Title: CHILDREN OF THE GODS
Genre: YA Mythpunk (Steampunk/Mythology mash-up)
Word Count: 75,000

"I'm a Titan. She's an Olympian. If the Moirai find out I love her, they'll execute us."

Alice M. said...
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Alice M. said...

Name: Alice M.
Email: notveryalice@gmail.com
Title: "Maybe & the Wolf"
Genre: New Adult Dark Fantasy (themes of mental illness and drug abuse)
Word Count: 110,000

Once upon a time, an ugly young drug addict named Maybe looked up from the floor of her District Line train and saw, sitting across from her, a wolf in a pinstripe suit and shining Oxfords.

Would she like to go to a party, he wanted to know -- well, nothing to be done of course except assume she's walked blithely into a fairy tale.

But fairy tales are written in dark places, and the world she finds is stricken with grief, war, and poverty; worse, there is something watching -- something that, when it is ready, will snatch her away in the night.

Richard Pearson said...

Author: Richard Pearson
Email: RichardTPearson@gmail.com
Title: The Role
Genre: New Adult
Wordcount: 93,000 words

Pitch:

Mason Burroughs has finally landed the role of a lifetime in a Broadway show, but getting cast turns out to be the easy part. To make it to opening night, he must prove to his director and co-star that he will do whatever it takes. But when his offstage life begins to crumble, Mason must decide how far he’ll go to realize his dream.

Lindsey Duga said...

Name: Lindsey Duga
email: lscribe14@gmail.com
Title: Scribe of the Stars
Genre: Upper Level Middle Grade Fantasy
79,000 words

Pitch: Twelve-year-old Riley Jenkins believes that Constellations exist only in the sky until one viciously attacks her on Earth.The reason behind the attack lies with her true identity—a powerful member of an ancient race with untold celestial power. To stop the attacks, return to her normal life, and maybe save the world, she must find the exiled 13th Zodiac, Ophiuchus

Gayleen Rabakukk said...

Name: Gayleen Rabakukk
email: gayleen.rabakukk@gmail.com
Title: PHOEBE FOGG AND THE LOST LIBRARY
Genre: MG steampunk adventure
30K words
pitch: Phoebe Fogg is tired of her dad leaving her behind, so she stows away on his airship. She knows she can help him find the Lost Library of Alexandria. Unfortunately, they aren't the only ones looking for it.

Stephsco said...

Name: Stephanie Scott
Email: stephsco at gmail
Title: THE ASTRONAUT'S DAUGHTER
Genre: YA Historical (1960s)
Word count: 74k
Pitch:
When sixteen-year-old Evelyn’s father accepts a position with NASA to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade, she pushes aside shyness to embrace her newfound popularity. Then Evelyn meets David, a rising student civil rights leader who inspires her to speak out against segregation, despite the damage to her reputation. If she keeps silent, she protects her family name, but if she pursues the cause, will she risk her father’s chance to set foot on the moon?

Anonymous said...

Author: Taryn Hall-Smith
Email: taryn@bladerecruitment.com
Novel title: Believe
Genre: Contemporary Middle Grade
Words: 33,200

Think Karate Kid meets Wimpy Kid.

Leigh sees herself as a failure and declares war on her perfect twin. Will she learn there's more to success than beating her sister?

Mary Vettel said...

Name: Mary Vettel
Email: MVettel2 (at) aol (dot)com
Title: GATSBY DELANEY – 7TH GRADE IMPRESARIO
Genre: Contemporary MG
Word Count: 38,000

Pitch: When a growth spurt leaves twelve-year-old Gatsby Delaney looking like a scarecrow and there’s no money for new clothes, he decides to sell F. Scott Fitzgerald's Muse for sale on eBay. Now Gatsby fears he’s losing his best friend, Mugsy, when she gets a training bra and ‘becomes a woman’. Just when he celebrates the eBay sale, he learns the winning bidder’s an author anxious to meet the seller and he’s coming to Gatsby’s parents’ indie bookshop for a book signing.

Caitlin said...

Caitlin Whitaker
saycaity (at) aol (dot) com
BURN
New Adult (suspense)
58k

Maggie inherited a lot from her grandma--her brown eyes, her sense of humor, and her cause of death. Unaware she's starting the countdown to a reenactment of her grandma's death by fire, Maggie spends the summer with her hot-as-hell boyfriend and accidentally sets off an unstable stalker.

It's only a matter of time before Maggie Parrish is going to burn.

Kate Brauning said...

Kate Brauning katebrauning(at)gmail.com
THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE
Mythology-based adult/NA fantasy. 101,000 words

Non-magical 19 year old Ava and antisocial historian Douglas must stop the rebelling god of war and his witches from invading Earth. But he’s come back from the dead, so he can’t be killed again. If they don’t figure out how to stop him, he’ll destroy their world & the family they’ve found with the Olympians.

Lauren McKellar said...

Lauren McKellar
laurenmckellar@gmail.com
LOSING IT
NA Contemporary
42,500 words

When 17 year-old Amy is abandoned by her rock star father and sent to live in rural New South Wales she must learn to fit in, and fast. Drinking, partying, and losing her everything to the wrong guy sees Amy quickly spin from depression to self-destruct mode as her dangerous habits spiral out of control.

Wallowing in a haze of booze and repressed grief from her mother’s death, Amy must pick up the pieces of her life and choose between respect and rebellion; before she self-destructs.

Lauren McKellar said...

Lauren McKellar
laurenmckellar@gmail.com
LOSING IT
NA Contemporary
42,500 words

When 17 year-old Amy is abandoned by her rock star father and sent to live in rural New South Wales she must learn to fit in, and fast. Drinking, partying, and losing her everything to the wrong guy sees Amy quickly spin from depression to self-destruct mode as her dangerous habits spiral out of control.

Wallowing in a haze of booze and repressed grief from her mother’s death, Amy must pick up the pieces of her life and choose between respect and rebellion; before she self-destructs.

Lauren McKellar said...

Lauren McKellar
laurenmckellar@gmail.com
LOSING IT
NA Contemporary
42,500 words

When 17 year-old Amy is abandoned by her rock star father and sent to live in rural New South Wales she must learn to fit in, and fast. Drinking, partying, and losing her everything to the wrong guy sees Amy quickly spin from depression to self-destruct mode as her dangerous habits spiral out of control.

Wallowing in a haze of booze and repressed grief from her mother’s death, Amy must pick up the pieces of her life and choose between respect and rebellion; before she self-destructs.

Lauren McKellar said...

Lauren McKellar
laurenmckellar@gmail.com
LOSING IT
NA Contemporary
42,500 words

When 17 year-old Amy is abandoned by her rock star father and sent to live in rural New South Wales she must learn to fit in, and fast. Drinking, partying, and losing her everything to the wrong guy sees Amy quickly spin from depression to self-destruct mode as her dangerous habits spiral out of control.

Wallowing in a haze of booze and repressed grief from her mother’s death, Amy must pick up the pieces of her life and choose between respect and rebellion; before she self-destructs.

Julián said...

Julián Seco
todoquizas at/ gmail.com
28.000
Graphic Novel wihout images

Two friends think they are Superheroes and travel around stealing socks.

All best.