Thursday, 18 August 2011

Official Entry Post for the Perfect Pitch Contest

Here it is: The post you've all been waiting for! I hope your pitches are polished and perfected, because it's time to show literary agent Mandy Hubbard what you've got.

Let's go over the rules, shall we?
In order to be eligible for the contest, you must:

  • Be an un-agented writer of YA or MG
  • Pitch a completed manuscript
  • Follow my blog
  • Tweet, blog, or post a Facebook update about the contest with a link

It also wouldn't hurt to follow Mandy's blog. Or my Twitter.

And now for the entry details. Please post the following as a comment:

  • Title
  • Genre
  • Word Count
  • 140-character pitch
  • Email address

The comments section will be open now until Friday, August 19th, at midnight. (Although you might get lucky and I'll forget to shut comments off until the next day, August 20th, which is my birthday. *wink*) D4EO agent Mandy Hubbard will then begin her search for the winning pitch.

That said, let the pitching begin. Good luck, everyone! 


Jessica said...

Genre: Upper Middle Grade
Word Count: 60,000

140-character pitch: Keeping the secret of becoming a faery warrior wasn’t helping Liz get what she wanted: new friends, a boyfriend and her first kiss.

Email address:

Jessica said...

Thank you both for this contest. Mandy is on my list to query and am glad I get to try out my pitch. Now back to WriteOnCon....

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

GENRE: YA Fantasy
WORD COUNT: 83,500

A time-traveler ruins a classic love story when she saves the hero and he falls for her rather than his destined sweetheart.

E-mail: tjorg86 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you so much! I love these contests.

Jenn said...

Thanks for this contest!

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 56k

16-year-old con artist, Megan Benson scores a place in the Keller mansion before realizing too late this is the one family she can't fool.

Tweeted this contest at JennPNguyen

Kit Forbes said...

Awesome contest. Thank you!

Genre: Paranormal mystery
Word Count: 90k

21st Century teenager Mark Stewart falls back to 1888 and must unmask the most notorious murderer of all time—Jack the Ripper.

Email address:

Suzi McGowen said...

Thank you!

Title: Scratched
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 83K
Email address:

Fae think trolls are monsters, but a troll's job gives her a chance to show that if you scratch a monster you might find a hero underneath.

Michael D. Young said...

Title: Starspire
Genre: MG Fantasy
Word Count: 80,000
140-character pitch: When a stone tower to rival the Empire State Building suddenly takes the place of the State Fair, no one expects that the dreams of a 13-year-old boy are to blame.
Email address:

DLGardner said...

The Dragon Targe: Deception Peak
YA Fantasy
When fifteen-year-old Ian Wilson stumbles through an experimental software program into the Realm, he has no idea he and his father are destined to to destroy a dragon.

Kate Iannarone said...

Title: Underwood Academy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 97,000

Pitch: Werewolf enrolls at prep school. Risky. Gets enmeshed in feud between school’s founding families. Dangerous. Werewolf’s family comes to visit. Positively lethal.


Stephany Mae Robinson said...

Title: The Foal Prophecy
Genre: MG/Contemporary Fantasy
WC: 56,000 words

Pitch: Kole is a young teen with major water phobia that once effected his social life. He bonds with a newborn foal on his family's dairy farm and begins to train him for racing. When a fire causes the colt to go deaf, he is sold for breeding. The colt later escapes during a lightning storm and finds Kole. Determined to stay together, they set off on a quest with a pioneer journal and a moon map to an enchanted healing forest with giant squirrels, flying ponies and unicorns.

stephany mae robinson said...

(The Foal Prophecy)

Rachel Marks (pixydust) said...

Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic
Word Count: 97,000

Pitch: Aryana's survived five years longer than a normal half-blood, buying time by working as an assassin. But with her magic awake, now time’s up

Email Addy: pixydustin AT yahoo DOT com

Unknown said...

Title: Shadow Embraced
Genre: ya urban fantasy
Word count: 57,000

To control the creature threatening to possess her, 16-year-old Scar joins an underground fight club of witches, werewolves and vampires

Luisa Perkins said...

Thanks! Such a fun contest! I'm now following you both here and on Twitter.

Title: The Desolate
Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 81,000

Out-of-body experiences? Cool. Until your life gets stolen while you’re gone. Blake's only hope is his stepsister Cathy. Will she help him?

Unknown said...

Title: SEEK
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 72K

PITCH: SEEK agent, Keira, hunts parasitic Khayal until bitten and becomes the enemy. Now her survival depends on the man she’s been sent to kill.

Juliana said...

Thanks for this opportunity =)

Genre: YA paranormal romance
Word Count: 80,000

140-character pitch: In a world of chaos, Nadine has visions she doesn't understand--is she hallucinating? Then she meets the guy haunting her visions and everything changes … even the world.

Email address: juliana.haygert (at) gmail (dot) com

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I can't figure out how to link a twitter post...but I tweeted! it's in my updates, @tamaraheiner

Title: Shadows Keep
Genre: YA dystopian/post-apocalyptic
Word Count: 63,000
140-character pitch: In a frozen, dying world, 17yo David must make the dangerous journey west to save his & his sister’s lives. But 1st he has to get married.
Email address: tamara at byu dot net

Tamara said...

Contest tweeted at @tamarafelsinger

Title: Prince of City Nights
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 73,000
140-character pitch: 18-year-old Tabby has two weeks to track a beast. Two weeks to find her sister. Two weeks until she transforms into a Princess... and a killer.

Email: t.m_bailey(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thanks so much, both of you! And happy birthday, Dorothy!

Jenn said...

Forgot my email earlier!

email: phanhnguyen1 at

Chim's World of Literature said...

Title: Three heart, One Choice, One Love

Genre: lesbian romance
Word Count: 30 175
Pitch: : Alicia Davis was a talented author, who got herself in a predicament of extra mural entangles with a successful architect. She not only find herself falling in love with another woman, but beside the two theirs others who could end up hurt if the truth of her secret love affair does come out.

Three Heart One Choice One Love is a story of love and loss.

Suzi McGowen said...

You didn't ask for a link to the blog or tweet, but I'm going to include it anyway :)

Dale-Marie said...

Genre: Humorous Middle Grade
Word Count: 36,000
140-character pitch:

In TAKING HOTDOG HOME 12-year-old Xander faces his guilt on a wild Kansas trip with his quirky Aunt Gert and Uncle Stu and their recently deceased dachshund in costume.


Tony LoPresti said...

Genre: Middle Reader Science Fiction/Fantasy
Word count: 22K

The alien spaceship on the soccer field could doom the world, and more importantly, the playground. Can Dante stop it before the bell?

Thanks this is great and happy B-day on the 20th!

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Melissa Armstrong said...

Thanks! This is awesome. I am now following your blog and twitter (where I have posted the link for this competition).

Title - Evergreen
Genre - YA Urban Fantasy (Series)
Word count - 100, 000

Pitch - When Rain falls for the arcane boy who collects dead animals, his powers don't just bind them together, they're slowly draining the life from her.

Email -

James Koonce said...

Genre: YA contemporary
Word count: 80k

Pitch: After a scandal, TV icon Alex Reno is forced to do a reality show to save his reputation. His costar? The teen son he never knew he had.


Mya Achmatowicz said...

GENRE: YA Contemporary Adventure
WORD COUNT: 45,000

Pitch: Olivia must unwind a corporate conspiracy to steal the Bulgarian election, avoid the CIA agent who’s after her, and choose the right boy.


MT said...

This is a re-post. I went over limit last time by mistake. I hope it counts, but I will understand if it doesn't.

Thanks for letting me know, Dorothy!


Genre: YA light science fiction

Words: 77K

Pitch: There’s a lot more to controlling fire than you might think. Especially when the Community is out to control you.


Three Fixed Hearts said...

Genre:YA Contemporary Romance (Alternating Boys POV)
Word Count: 66,000

Pitch: Adam loves Brynna so much he is willing to die for her. Beckett will give up his future for her. There is only one way both can have her.

Thank you for the opportunity. Melissa

Jess said...

Genre: Upper MG Adventure
Word Count: 55,000

Twitter Pitch:

An adventure-phobic 13-yr-old boy goes to Africa & joins a Ugandan girl to avoid beasties & outwit baddies after a destiny-controlling idol.

Email: lawson.jessica.s[at]gmail[dot]com

Janis said...

The Seedsower
Word Count: 30,000
140-character pitch
Email address

Twelve year olds, Max and Kayla seek the mythic Seedsower to unearth the mystery of the golden blossom, and to expose the lies of their society to gain creative freedom.

Jess said...

By the way, I followed you on Twitter and tweeted this contest, but I'm not sure how to provide a link. My handle is JS_Lawson, if that helps :) Thanks so much for the contest!

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Kirsten said...

YA paranormal mystery/romance
92,000 words

Pretty witches, Vermont winters, and midnight chess games with an angel. Can lifeguard Dean keep everyone safe and survive his senior year?

Jess Huckins said...

Title: All's Fair
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Word Count: 62,000

Fawn must wed to protect her kingdom. An enemy prince offers peace, but she'd rather kill him and face war than live w/o the man she loves.


I follow your blog (and Mandy's blog!) and I tweeted about the contest here:!/jesshface/status/104193817837715456

Amna said...
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Lyla said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Dorothy!

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 97,000

140-character pitch: 17-year-old Gabriel Durante has to team up with a fashionista and the Angel of Death in order to kill the demon he's served for six years.

Email address:
Twitter link:!/han_liz/status/104196987259330560

Louisa said...

Love these opportunities. Thank so much Dorothy (and happy b'day for tomorrow) and to Mandy for judging!

Name: Louisa Clarkson
Title: The Silver Strand
Genre: MG Fantasy Adventure
Word-count: 55,000

Pitch: Mastermind Academy’s latest recruit, twelve year old Isabelle Tresdon has five days to save her magical, silver strand of hair before it drains her life.

Link to blog post

Mellisa Dempsey said...

Genre: MG Fiction Contemporary
WC: 52,300

Pitch: A southern retelling of Oz meets To Kill a Mockingbird, Kat Maguire must accept her Dad's innocence and live the Grouper Point life, her way.


Thank you for this opportunity! Happy writing [and reading]!

Martina Boone said...

Great contest. Thanks for putting it on! :)

Title: Dream Weapon
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
WC: 82,000

Pitch: An Olympic Fencing hopeful is doused with a potion that makes her dreams come true and becomes a potential weapon sought by Russian spies.

Twitter Link:!/4KidLit/statuses/104208921660628992

Susan R said...

L.A Eyes
62,000 words

Two amateur teen sleuths solve a murder of a Senator.

Angela Padron said...
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Bonita Herold said...

Crossing into Danger
MG Time Travel/Historical Fiction

Intrigued by a discovery, Joey traces a noise that lands him in 1812! Crossing into Danger follows Joey’s bond with local Indians and his family’s deadly role in history.

Angela Padron said...

Genre: MG Fiction, Humor, Contemporary
WC: 39,000

Pitch: Toni is determined to play ball, even if it gets in the way of her modeling career. Even if it means doing something drastic.


Susan R said...

L.A Eyes
62,000 words

140 Character pitch: Two amateur teen sleuths solve a murder of a Senator

Betsy said...

TITLE: Time Slip

GENRE: YA Speculative Fiction


140 CHARACTER PITCH: 15-year-old Lucy Brown is content to coast through life detached and with no responsibilities…until her older brother makes her the world’s first time traveler.

CONTACT: ceballen (at) gmail (dot) com

Blog has been followed and entry tweeted. Thanks for this opportunity!

Susan Ruggiero said...

This is a really good contest!

L.A Eyes
62,000 words

140 character pitch: Two amateur teen sleuths solve a murder of a Senator

We-do write/ offical entry post for perfect pitch/html.

Anonymous said...

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 75,000
Pitch: Imagine trying to get through your first semester at college with a terrible secret that puts you and everyone else in danger. Jeremiah Bayles is a college freshman with a furry little werewolf problem. Turning into a wolf any time moonlight hits him is killing his social life. He knows if he doesn’t transform once a week he loses his human mind to the animal. If dealing with classes, relationships, and his paranormal problem isn't enough; something is brewing in the forest. Gaia, the Greek Goddess, is really tired of humans disrespecting the earth. She decides to gather up some followers and take back what is rightfully hers. Jeremiah faces an epic battle of the gods as he tries to understand his powers, save the world, and pass his finals in this green novel.

e-mail: hermione329 {at} gmail {dot} com

Durango Writer said...

Title: Hannah's Half
Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery
Words: 62,000

Pitch: Reluctant psychic Hannah and deceased teen hottie Adam are twin flames -- halves of the same soul. Is rekindling their ages-old romance worth risking her life again?


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Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Great contest, thank you! I'm following your blog and I've tweeted about the contest.

Title: S.U.P.E.R.
Genre: Tween Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 58,000
140-character pitch: Superheroes, nerds, and radioactive toilet plungers. Alexandra must find what links them before the neural chip in Dad's brain is detonated.
Email address:

Rachel said...

TITLE: Violent Delights

GENRE: YA Contemporary

WORD COUNT: 46,000

Told in non-linear chronology, a little bit Hate List, a little bit Heathers, 17-year-old Jenna tries to figure out how she ended up with a dead boyfriend, the murder of her history teacher on her hands and her parents divorced.


I posted a link to the pitch contest on my Facebook.

Donea Lee said...

Genre: YA - Magical Realism
Word Count: 70,000

140-character pitch: Funny. Grandmother’s summer invitation never mentioned Clara’d be cursed to an early death if she didn’t find a way to help Snow White’s immortal (and obnoxious) son.

Email address:

Thanks, Dorothy and Mandy, for your time and this great opportunity!!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Genre: YA science fiction
Word count: 79,000

Pitch: 16-yr-old Adair may not have a Wingtooth, but she has a plan: Take over the company responsible for her 2nd-class status & her mom's death.

E-mail address: kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the awesome contest, Mandy and Dorothy! I tweeted about it (@KristaVanDolzer)!

Donea Lee said...

And I tweeted this! @DoneaLee Thanks, again!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Title: The Heartbreak Boys

Genre: YA Contemporary

Word Count: 54,000

Pitch: Alex hates Annabelle for leaving their son, but he knows he can do it alone. Until he starts to fall for his new roommate...who is a guy.

Email: Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Thanks for the chance.

Leigh Ann said...

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Word Count: 81,000

Pitch: Nik and Davis, time Travelers bonded to always Travel together, must use their unique connection to halt the ruin of Traveler's City.

Email: leighannkopans (at) gmail (dot) com

Really great entries so far. Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity!

CSwift said...

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 64,000

Twitter Pitch:
Charmingly wicked half-demon Meda is forced to hide from hell's army in a school for demon-hunters--who mistakenly believe she's a saint.


Melodie Wright said...

Not pitching today but I tweeted it! @rewrighter01 Thanks for hosting!

Kate Larkindale said...

Title: Chasing the Taillights
Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 87 000

Pitch:If Lucy doesn’t confess what she knows about the accident, she might go mad. If she does, she might lose the only person left who loves her.

Email: katelarkindale(at}gmail(dot}com

Thanks for the fantastic opportunity!

Merliniana said...


Charlie’s alone on a spaceship, pursued by villains who want its cargo, and haunted by the memory of a small child he abandoned back on Earth

anserman666 at peoplepc dot com

Susan Antony said...

Genre:YA Commercial
Word Count: 92000

16-yr old Mary O’Conner is a good girl. 19-yr old Robert Marchioni is a good boy. But now that she’s pregnant, no one in their town sees them that way, so it’s time to split.

erica and christy said...

YA Contemporary

A misfit struggles to find happiness after being framed and losing the first real friends-and love-she ever had.

Thanks so much!

LyndseyLewellen said...
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LyndseyLewellen said...

tweeted @lyndseylewellen

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SStokes said...

Thank you!

Title: The Stairs and the Fly
Genre: Contemporary YA
Word Count: 44,000

Pitch: After getting hit by a car, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless and empty staircase; a journey that uncovers surprising truths about her life and what happens when we die.

Email address:

Marquita Hockaday said...

Title: In Limbo
Genre: Historical YA
Word Count:70,000
Pitch:Nothing will stop an unlikely pair of teenagers on their journey to follow hope in a year plagued by the Spanish Influenza and World War I.

Thanks for the contest!
BTW- I tweeted!!!!/KeeKeeHockaday/status/104287055034597376

normaj said...

MG Scifi/ Fantasy
Pitch: In a far flung galaxy, a young prince stands alone against an invasion of the walking dead- ghoulish creatures who kill, then possess the bodies of their victims.


jpetroroy said...

Title: Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
Genre: MG Fantasy
Word Count: 60,000
Pitch: 13 years ago, the Queen never discovered Rumpelstiltskin's name and was forced to give up her daughter. Now, that girl seeks the truth.
Email: jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Thanks for a great contest! I'm a follower and tweeted at:!/jpetroroy/status/104290753076928513

Lucy said...

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 60,000

140-character pitch:
Attack victim, Lucia Gallo, falls for her rescuer’s esoteric twin, then realizes the one face she remembers belongs to more than one person.

Email address: lucydbriand at gmail dot com

Crystal Collier said...

Title: Faux Pas
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 80,000

Socially inept Faux only wanted a boyfriend, until she burst into flame and initiated the apocalypse. Now all she wants is to go home.

Email address: crystal(at)immortalthemusical(dot)com

Monica Zepeda said...

Title: The Why of Keely McNeill
Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 57K

Pitch: After her journalism teacher dies, Keely gets censored for criticizing the closure of the school paper and organizes a free speech protest.

Email: libwriter (at)

SM Blooding said...

•Title: Temest of Silence
•Genre YA Urban Fantasy
•Word Count: 90,000
•140-character pitch: Riley’s the reason two worlds collided. Fixing that’s the easy part. She has to save her family without failing school. Time’s running out.

•Email address: smblooding(at) yahoo(dot)com

Katie L. Carroll said...

Title: Pirate Island
Genre: MG adventure
Word count: 33,000

Pitch: 11-year-old Jack is in deep searching for Captain Kidd’s lost pirate treasure, so deep that his life’s mantra has become What would Kidd do?

Email: ktlc1113(at)aol(dot)com

I posted a link to thne contest on my blog.

Danielle Dreger said...

The Good Girl
YA Contemproary
WC: 54k

Falling in love is easy but falling out of love may destroy you-Eleanor learns this after Jake breaks up w/her &she spirals out of control.

email: danielle.r.dreger(at)gmail (dot)com

Tara Martin said...
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Tara Martin said...

Title: The Last Beautiful Place
Genre: Contemporary YA
Word count: 65,000

When Maura's (very famous) father dies, she must help her (very pregnant) stepmother prepare for the birth of her half-sister.

E-mail: vicariouslyaware(at)

Thanks for the opportunity! I tweeted about the contest @tarawriter

Keith Postler said...

Title: The da Vinci Quest
Genre: YA
Word count: 56k

The pitch:
da Vinci’s lost journals. A boy of 13 and an eccentric billionaire. A mysterious priest and The Knights Templar. An adventure for the ages and a treasure for all time.

twitter: postler
blog: Dad 2.0

Suzanne Kamata said...

Title: The Screaming Divas
Genre: YA
word count: 55K

The pitch: The rise and fall of an all-grrl punk rock band in 1980s underground Columbia, South Carolina.

twitter: @shikokusue

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Ashley Maker said...

Title: Under the Trees
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Romance
Word count: 46,000 (will be 50,000)

Pitch: A damaged princess and an impulsive prince find refuge in a sheltered forest, but falling in love isn't easy when one of them is a fugitive.


Laurie Muench said...

Title: Call Us Legion
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 73,000
140-character pitch: Being host to a good spirit is interesting; taking on a corrupt spirit is perilous. Possession by both is a guaranteed path to insanity.

Email address: lamuench(at)gmail(dot)com

tweeted about contest @LaurieMuench

Hope you have a splendid birthday, Dorothy!

Nat Neagle said...

GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
WORD COUNT: 71,000

Forget everything you learned about The Garden of Eden. The stories are lies and Carri has proof.

We are following each other, but I tweeted this

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Rose said...

Title: The Goblins of Lost
Genre: Middle Grade/Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 60,000
Pitch: Avery and Quinn accidentally discover a goblin portal in their neighborhood Laundromat. The goblins they find steal and hide human items below the Earth's surface.
Email Address: jessi (at) rosejay (dot) com

Thanks for considering! Retweeted @WordsmithWagner :)

Candi Wall said...

Genre: YA Dystopian
Word Count: 77,000

Taking her twin brother's place as a soldier? Suck.
Finding out she's a lab-rat? Brutal.
Choosing her brother or her freedom? Impossible.

Dancillaw @ yahoo . com

Caitlin said...

Title: Beneath the Waves
Genre: YA - fantasy/romance
Word Count: 60,000
140-character pitch:Lynette suspects she might be a mermaid but her debilitating fear of water keeps her from ever discovering the truth.
Email address caitlinblakeley(at)gmail(dot)com

Connie said...

Title: Just A Whisper
Genre: fantasy/romance
Word Count: 89,000

Emma discovered she was adopted but never imagined she was a supernatural being created to protect telepathic powers taken from a malevolent spirit centuries ago.

tweeted about contest @ conniemichael and posted on my facebook page

Mia K Rose said...

Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 84,500.

Pitch: When a hybrid strikes a bargain with those that saved her from a blood farm she must control her healing powers - which expend her life-force - and face fears of capture.

Email address: miakrose [at] gmail [dot] com

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
WC: approx.50,000

Selina (17) discovers a supernatural destiny; the last living Necromancer. Now the Underworld has her soul-mate and it might take dark alliances or worse to save him.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 57,000
140-character pitch: Upon her release from juvenile hall, Cheyenne Butler is determined to keep her past a secret in order to have an ordinary life.
Email address:

Thanks so much for this opportunity!

LyndseyLewellen said...

Repost with correct character count.

Genre: YA Steampunk
Word Count: 87,000
140-charachter pitch: 15 yr old airship pilot thinks she needs more adventure in her life. But when it entails lies, glowing arms, and a dangerous floating city, adventure comes on a bad day.

E-mail: lewellen3 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Title: HARP
Genre: YA contemporary fantasy
Word Count: 72,000


When young Irish gods and goddesses flee their ancient world, only Roiseen O'Reilly can protect them and rescue her missing dad — but risk destroying herself.

Thanks! (And I blogged this contest.)

Elizabeth said...

Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 50,000

140-character Pitch: Busted! Is America's favorite mom a cheater? Phoebe Simple, 14, runs away when her parenting expert mom lands on the cover of a gossip magazine.



Kathleen Groger said...

Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 82,000

Pitch: One ancient book from Atlantis + two supernatural powers + three immortal warriors sent to kill you = death of the perfect senior year.

Thank you for this contest!

Kathryn Holmes said...

Thanks for the awesome contest!

Title: WINK
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 102,000

Pitch: 15-year-old Cordelia just learned that NYC's subway trains are alive. Now, the creatures are in danger—and it's up to her to save them.

Email: kathryn.m.holmes(at)gmail(dot)com

I tweeted: @Kathryn_Holmes

Kelley Lynn said...

Title: Sacrifice
Genre: YA Dystopian
Word Count: 100,000

Pitch: The River. A mile wide abyss separating good from bad, rich from poor. How is it that Ava Shore, an innocent, middleclass, fifteen-year-old girl, finds herself on the wrong side?

Email: kger215(at)

Amna said...

Title: Behind The Shadows
Genre- YA Fantasy Fiction
Word Count-80,710

Following tradition, she married as a teenager. Now left with the memory of her dead husband, Serwa finds a new love, except he isn’t human.

Thank you

Michelle Mason said...

Title: Escape from the Underground City
Genre: MG adventure
Word Count: 43,000


Trapped. In a city buried underground. To reach the surface, Ethan must conquer the Deep Caves and the secrets that would trap him forever.

Email: mfaszoldmason(at)gmail(dot)com

Posted on Twitter @michelleimason!

chanceofbooks said...

Title: Sugar High
Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 50,000


Aspiring pastry chef Louisa Preston dreams in sugar. But can her dreams of winning a national cooking contest survive a diabetes diagnosis?

Bethany Cunningham
beth at bethanycunningham dot com

followed and retweeted as chanceofbooks. Thanks so much for offering this awesome contest!

David Colby said...

Title: Debris Dreams
Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 60,000

Pitch: Dru has just been drafted for a war - a war without gravity, air, sound or hope. She must fight to survive, but can she hold on to humanity?


Cmdale said...

Title: Word Swallowing
Genre: MG Novel
Word Count 18,500

His brother's dead,his mom can't leave the house,his dad won't come home,his best friend is homeless and word swallowing has given Cage a bad case of indigestion.

Cheryl Dale

TalulaJaneSmiles said...

Title: The Darkwood Tales: Demouri's Defeat
Genre: middle grade/ YA fantasy
Word Count: 49,791
140 character pitch: Maeve and Avery’s lives collide in The Darkwood. Will it end in victory or tragedy? Not many have walked out of the forest alive. Will they?

Pamela Ehrenberg said...

Genre: MG literary historical
Word count: 34K
Pitch: 1954--Norrie's cousin returns from Korea with attractive, older friends; her junior high becomes "integrated"; and her mother's mental illness spirals downward.

--Pamela Ehrenberg

Tweeted @PamelaEhrenberg
(and delighted to be a new blog follower!)

Violet said...

Genre: YA Thriller
Word Count: 64k

Pitch: A supposed suicide attempt to live down.
A murder to solve.
A killer to catch.
It's going to be a hellish four weeks for sixteen-year-old Alisabeth Fortis.

Jennifer Nelson

Hannah B. said...

Title: Raising Caine
Genre: Middle Grade
Word Count: 50,000

140-character pitch:
Sinclair Caine wears nothing but orange. Sarah Kingsbury really likes the status quo. Who knew that would be the least of their problems?

Tweeted @h2theannah!

Email address: bauman.h.m (at) gmail (dot) com.

Jodie L. Boduch said...

Contemporary YA
50,000 words

14yo Maddy--gamer turned triathlete. #noreally Boy crush. #ortwo Girl crush. #platonic Voice. #witty Will Maddy cross the finish line? #hmm

jlboduch (at) gmail (dot) com

Tweeted (@snarkychicklet), following Mandy & Dorothy on Twitter, following Dorothy's blog.

Thanks for having this contest!

Jodie L. Boduch said...

Oops! 55,000 words. (Darn those overactive zeroes!)

Sarah JF said...

If I'm not too late (crossing my fingers, as the comment section still looks open...), I'd love to enter! Thanks for having this contest!

* Genre: YA Science Fiction
* Word Count: 80,000 words

* 140-character pitch: Iris seeks the scientist who treated her like a daughter. Indigo seeks the man responsible for her "death." Problem? It's the same man.

* Email address:

*Promotion link:!/SareeseFeet/status/104768722014707712

Sarah JF said...

Oh, and happy birthday, Dorothy! :)