Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pitch Contest with Agent Kristin Miller (D4EO Literary)

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Thank y'all for participating. =)

The contest starts NOW!

So guys, it’s time to post your shiny 140-character pitches on the comment section of THIS post.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you probably didn’t read my last post. But no worries, I’ll explain the details about the contest with agent Kristin Miller here, too.

The contest will close at noon (EST) on Thursday, July 14th. 
Kristin Miller will select the winner/s and will ask for a partial of the ms/s!!!!

If you want to know more about Kristin, here is the link to her blog. And here’s an interview on YA Highway. You can also find her on Twitter!

Rules:

1) Your pitch must only be 140 characters long. You can check the word-count on Twitter, or if you don’t have an account, go to Word or go here. If it’s longer, you’ll be disqualified.

2) The pitch can only be for finished YA and MG novels. No other genre, sorry.

3) This is for unagented writers only.

4) Since I’m doing this to help, you don’t need to be a follower, but I’d love it if you are. And I’d love it you follow me on Twitter too. ;)

5) Please, spread the word. I’m not going to haunt you if you don’t, but it’d make me REALLY happy if lots of people came to participate.

What should you post?

-Your Name
-Title of your book
-Genre
-Word-count of your manuscript
-The Twitter (140 characters) pitch
-Your email

If you’re a bit lost: I’m pasting a few links so you can read more about writing short pitches.

100 comments:

  1. -Ryan Burt
    -Bodyguarding Evil
    -Young Adult
    -56,167
    -The Mistress of Evil is wiping out entire species and someone needs to stop her and stop her now. There is one problem. I'm her bodyguard.
    -ryanjamesburt@yahoo.com

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

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  2. Name: Nora Coon
    Title: Insulin Junkies
    Genre: YA contemporary
    Word Count: 65,000
    Pitch: Diagnosed as diabetic, Eva’s off to camp, where every cabin comes with syringes...but life as an insulin junkie means more than just shots.
    Email: nora.e.coon[AT]gmail.com

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  3. Taryn
    PLAYING GOD
    YA speculative fiction
    75K
    In a future where humans are gods, a teen used by the government discovers the charade by which writers "create" windows to other worlds.
    tarynalAThotmaiDOTcom

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  4. Name: Cheree
    Title: Shadow Embraced
    Genre: YA urban fantasy
    Word count: 60,000
    Pitch: To control the creature threatening to possess her, 16-year-old Scar joins an underground fight club of witches, werewolves and vampires.
    Email: cheree@chereesmith.com

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  5. Name: Sharon Bayliss
    Title: Stormland
    Genre: YA science fiction
    Word count: 70,000
    Pitch: In an alternate reality, 17-year-old Lena loves both the son of the President and a genetically engineered Prince and fights to keep their two nations out of war.
    Email: sharonebayliss(at)yahoo.com

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  6. Name: Leslie Rose
    Title: Moon Strings
    Genre: YA Science Fiction Love Story
    Word Count: 72,000
    Pitch: Melly vows 2 stop a 2nd war w/Earth but is trapped in a dark promise that will destroy her love for Jexa & her chance 2 save the Echo Galaxy
    Email: leslie.rose@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Name: Carrie Bouffard
    Title: The Gallery of Important Things
    Genre: MG Fantasy Adventure
    Word Count: 72,500
    Pitch: When a zombie goon squad invades his family's secret museum Jonas must beat them to a mysterious artifact before he becomes an undead snack.
    Email: carriebouffard@gmail.com

    Thank you Monica and Kristin!

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  8. Name: PK Hrezo
    Title: X Dare & The Keys to Nin
    Genre: MG sci-fi / f
    Words: 65k
    Pitch:
    It's The Neverending Story meets Stargate with a twist, in the adventures of 13 year old X Dare.
    Email: pakazo77@gmail.com

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  9. Name: Pam Vickers
    Title: No Longer My World
    Genre: YA speculative thriller
    Word-count: 60,000 words
    Twitter pitch:

    An Earth girl raised by alien invaders has her loyalties tested as human girls start dying due to an alien govt experiment led by her father

    Email: pjv2001@att.net

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  10. Peter Kelley
    Paraglide
    YA Adventure
    71,000 Words

    Surly flight attendants, a lost passport, overcooked vegetables, international terrorists who kidnap your mom. For Jim and Erica Winters, the family trip to London couldn’t get any worse. But then they hear the kidnapper’s one demand. Find your father. The only problem is Edward Winters disappeared eight months ago.

    Following their father’s trail to an abandoned mansion in the hills of Tuscany and secret passageways beneath the city of Venice, the two max out their mom’s credit card, fend off shadowy assailants, and find friendship in unexpected places.

    A final clue leads them high into the Swiss Alps where they realize their father is not who they thought he was and are forced to make a choice that will either save their family or tear it apart forever.

    Katie1_lizzie2@yahoo.com

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  12. Name: Jeanmarie Anaya
    Title: MAGNETIC
    Genre: paranormal YA with a dash of sci-fi
    Word-count: 81,000 words

    Pitch:

    After Carly discovers she's a paranormal medium, things go from bad to worse when rogue soul-stealing mediums mark her as their next target.

    Email: janaya75@hotmail.com

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  13. -Name: Rena Ford
    -Title: From the Blood of Dragons
    -Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    -Word-count: 60,000


    Magical creatures live among us, but someone is kidnapping them and draining their power. Allyson, a half dragon, must stop the kidnapper.

    renalford@gmail.com

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  14. Name: Leah Goodreau
    Title: ACCIDENTS: DENSETSU
    Genre: YA urban fantasy
    Word Count: 75,000

    Art survived as a vampire, despite having no stomach for horror, until her sire returned. There’s only one way to ditch him – new blood.

    Email: lctgoodreau@verizon.net

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  17. Hey guys! Thank you so much for participating! <3

    Please, please, please, don't make me disqualify you because your pitch is over 140 characters. So far there are two entries that are exceeding this. You can delete them and re-post. But please, don't post twice.

    And Peter, it is a 140-character pitch, not a 140-word pitch. ;)

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  18. Miriam Caldwell
    Dreaming Isis
    YA Contemporary Fantasy
    57,000

    17-year-old Isis must choose between her mom’s acceptance or embracing who she truly is as she learns to control her newfound magical powers

    miriam.caldwell (at) gmail.com

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  19. Name: Elizabeth Arroyo
    Title: Some Kind Of Trouble
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Word Count 60,000

    Pitch: After a drive-by shooting leaves Arianna w/ an unexpected boyfriend, she finds that love alone won’t save him from life on the streets.

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  20. Becky Lees
    Foreseer
    YA Fantasy
    60,000

    When her country's king is murdered, a young female Robin Hood is recruited as protection for the princess as an undercover lady-in-waiting.

    coloredbylove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Name: MarcyKate Connolly
    Title: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE CYBORG
    Genre: YA Sci-fi
    Word Count: 71,000
    Pitch: When Maggie learns she's a cyborg, she runs away, kidnaps her nerdy neighbor, & hunts for her Maker-the only 1 who can make her human again.
    Email: marcykate@gmail.com

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  22. Name: Rebecca Paulin
    Title: Truthfully Yours...
    Genre: YA Humor
    Word Count: 71,000
    Pitch: 17 yo Sydney realizes that the best way to not become the next SC president is by revealing truths in a tell-all book about her classmates.
    Email: BeckyPaulin@gmail.com

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  23. Name: Morgan Shamy
    Title: Shadow Watchers
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Word Count: 63,000
    Pitch: The storms come like clockwork. Every day, the dark cloud descends upon the town erasing the memories of every person. Except Clara.
    Email: morganshamy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Sarah Wedgbrow
    A GIRL NAMED JACK
    YA Contemporary
    56,000 words

    15-year old Jack doesn’t want anyone to know that she exists, but with the help of Bruce Lee, she takes on Reality and wins.

    sarahwedgbrow(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Amie Borst
    The Hunted
    YA Dystopian
    68,000
    Zachary's been warned not to go out after dark, but when his family dies he realizes the only way to survive is to hunt or be hunted.
    Amiegr8tstuff (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. Name : Rowenna Miller
    Title : The Courier
    Genre : YA Post-Apocalyptic
    Word-count : 57K
    The Twitter pitch : 100 yrs after the Collapse, 17 yo Norah must use the forest and her Colony’s library against a foe more terrifying than the first apocalypse
    Your email : rowenna dot miller at gmail dot com

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  28. Name: Sara Riouch
    Title: Legacy
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Word-count: 65,000
    Pitch: In a family of witches, Danielle is ordinary. But when a sorcerer tries to kill her brother, she must sacrifice everything to save him.
    Email: riouch.sara@gmail.com

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  29. Author: Deirdra Eden Coppel
    Title: KNIGHT OF LIGHT
    Genre: Upper Middle Grade Fantasy
    Word Count: 48,000
    Twitter Pitch:

    Despite being young and living in a male-dominated society, Scotlyn aids her countrymen by embracing her true identity and ethereal powers.


    Email: Knightesshope@gmail.com

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  30. Name: Ellen Rozek
    Title: The Recruited
    Genre: YA
    Word Count: 84,000
    Pitch: Two teenage killers end up working for the government to bring down an American terrorist organization trying to take over the country.
    Email: ellenmrozek@gmail.com

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  31. Name: Alison Miller
    Title: Mind Rants of a Teenage Superhero
    Genre: YA
    Word Count: 99,000

    Pitch: Jamie Peters hits puberty and discovers that she can turn invisible. And that someone may be trying to kill her because of it.

    Email: alisonmiller20@gmail.com

    Thanks Monica and Kristin for this opportunity!

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  32. Author: Joann Wortham

    Title of Book: Jacked

    Genre: Young Adult

    Word Count: 89,000

    Twitter Pitch: The Jack twins, teen shaman, are forced to move to Los Angeles to lead a band of mystic beings that must stop a supernatural world invasion.

    Email: joannwortham@gmail.com

    Thank you both, Monica and Kristin, for the contest.

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  33. Name: Christina Mercer
    Title: Arrow of the Mist
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Word Count: 60,000
    Pitch:

    Lia seeks a cure for her da after barbed roots emerge from the woods and poison him until she learns who's enchanting the murderous roots.

    Email: cdmercer@sbcglobal.net

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  34. Name: Ben Spendlove
    Title: Drivers
    Genre: Psych thriller
    Word count: 78,000

    It's a dead-end job, but Ash has changed his mind about dying.

    rejects@q.com

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  35. Name: Kristi Chestnutt
    Title: SYBIL
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasty
    Word-count: 58,000

    Twitter Pitch: Meredith’s anger drives the winds and her tears fall like rain from the sky, but it’s the prophecy she must deliver that has her worried.

    Email: kristi(dot)chestnutt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Ann Braden
    SWIMMING WITH TCHAIKOVSKY
    YA Magical Realism/Historical Fiction
    64,000

    When a Russian journalist is kidnapped by the government, Sally finds clues for rescue when music evokes visions of Russia’s tsarist past.

    annbbraden at gmail(dot)com

    Thanks so much for the contest!

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  38. Name: Kristin Lenz
    Title: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Word count: 75,000

    After a tragic accident in Ecuador, a rock climber abandons her mountain home for Detroit, discovering friendship, love, and family secrets.

    kristinbartleylenz at gmail dot com

    Thank you!

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  41. Name: Patti Nielson
    Title: The Hidden
    Genre: MG Fantasy
    Word Count: 66,000

    The last place Dagny thought she’d find friends is in a mythical hidden city, but when she’s faced with banishment, she has to decide what she’s willing to risk to stay.

    pj(at)krisdesign.ca

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  42. Name: Jenny Kaczorowski
    Title: Guardian
    Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
    Word Count: 64,000

    Emma sees things other people don’t. Now her nightmares are coming true and she must embrace her gift or loose everything she holds dear.

    jenny.kaczorowski@gmail.com

    Thank you for this opportunity!

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  43. Name: Amy Allgeyer Cook
    Title: Safe Passage
    Genre: MG Magical Realism
    Word Count: 35,000

    According to a DIY vampire and a fortune-telling possum, AJ Scales will have to use the magic he never wanted to find his missing mom.

    amyacook(at)live(dot)com

    Thanks! :)

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  45. Name: Kate Larkindale
    Title: Chasing the Taillights
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Word Count: 87 000 words
    Pitch: Lucy and Tony share nothing except their genetic code. When their parents are killed, they are forced to rely on each other as never before.

    katealrkindale(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Alissa T. Hunter
    Morning Star Institute
    YA Dark Fantasy
    85,000 words
    Pitch: The Devil's daughter is maturing and must fight for choosing her own destiny before she is used in the battle against Darkness and Light.
    Alisavaylatte@gmail.com

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  47. Name: A. Bates
    Title: Mr. Jones's Bones
    Genre: MG
    Word Count: 47,600 words
    Mac wants to build a radio that will reach his mom in heaven. JoJo thinks he's a dog. He is, kind of. Does heaven answer? Bones factor in.

    aulinebates@msn.com

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  48. Jessica LeSaicherre
    IN IRONS
    YA Fantasy
    60,000 words

    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.

    j.lesaicherre@hotmail.com

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  49. -Kurt Chambers
    -Unknown Reality
    -Middle Grade Fantasy
    -46,000 words

    Pitch: Chloe mocked the unbelievable claim of a flawed universe. Unexplainable events threatened to destroy the only reality she had ever known. Then they came for her.

    -authortruthteller(at)googlemail(dot)com

    Thank you :)

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  50. Melodie Wright
    -Title of your book: Saving Andromeda
    -Genre: YA mystery
    -Word-count of your manuscript: 75K
    -The Twitter (140 characters) pitch: Emma seeks the truth of her birth mother's murder confession. Family secrets tangle her feet...and the real killer waits for her to fall.
    Your email
    rewrighter@gmail.com

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  51. Stephanie Diaz
    ERHISTAUT
    YA fantasy
    76,000 words
    Pitch: A peasant girl seeks a sword of miracles to vanquish shadow-born demons, avenge her father's death, and save her kingdom from destruction.
    stephanieheart7@gmail.com

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  53. Curtis Hox
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    TRANSHUMAN
    (Book 1: The Posthuman Warriors Series)
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    YA Science Fantasy
    80k words

    Transhuman sorceress, Simone, loses her body in a sneak cyber attack. Worse, it’s part of her father’s plan to make her a posthuman warrior.

    davhox@gmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the contest, Monica!

    Name: Jenilyn Tolley
    Title: My Stepsister is a Succubus
    Genre: YA paranormal
    Word Count: 62,000
    Pitch: When stepsisters Olivia and Natalie fall for the same guy and he picks Natalie, Olivia makes a deal to become a succubus and steal him back.
    Email: jenilyntolley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Nicole Zoltack
    Elena's Pen
    YA Fantasy
    80,000 words
    Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

    Fifteen-year-old Elena loves her magical, truth-creating pen until she realizes that each time she writes with it, someone becomes a demon.

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  56. Kelly Fillius
    LIFE IS CLASSIC
    Young Adult “Beach Read”
    89, 500 words

    Modern teen. Classic lit. Dead dad. Self-sabotage. Sexy wink. Forbidden hottie. RJ Montag. RJ Montag. RJ Montag.

    kellyfillius@att.net

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  57. Ranee` Clark
    Name of Book: BLOOM
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Wordcount: 85,000
    Pitch:
    Born into one of the Big Three families of the Realm, Finna’s lineage—yeah, lineage—should mean she’ll make a great guardian…Right

    raneesclark@yahoo.com

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  58. -Your Name - Kimberly Miller
    -Title of your book - TRUSTING TRINITY
    -Genre - middle grade adventure
    -Word-count - 31,000
    -The Twitter (140 characters) pitch - Unable to convince her parents she’s not lying, a thirteen-year-old girl must save her two best friends and family from an alien attack.
    -Your email - kimberlymillerpa@aol.com

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  59. Rima Jean
    Knight Assassin
    YA Historical
    72,000 words

    Zayn joins the Order of the Assassins to seek revenge against the Templar Knight who burned her mother at the stake for witchcraft.

    rima(dot)jean(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Name: Kristen Held
    Title: GLAMOURBOMB
    Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
    Word count: 70,000

    Think PARANORMALCY meets E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY when 13 y.o. Avery becomes a tabloid cover girl & finds an obsessed fairy in her bedroom.

    kristen(at)kcheld(dot)com

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  61. THANKS MONICA AND KRISTIN!! :0)

    Name:Christy Hintz
    Title: Solstice
    Genre: YA Speculative Fiction
    Word Count: 65,000
    Pitch: There's not much Dawn can do about the deadly shadows only she can see, especially since she may be to blame for the death they cause.
    email: nc_hintz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Name: Lindsey Sablowski
    Title: Cursed with Power
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Word Count: 65,000
    Pitch:
    The rivalry between good and Dark magicians has carried on for centuries. However, one day everything changes and Celestria Hale finds out that she and four others are the last Dark magicians alive. She is thrown into a world of chaos, where violence breaks out in broad daylight and no one can be trusted. When she and another fellow magician discover they are sharing similar visions, there is no doubt in their minds that a battle will be unavoidable. A powerful and merciless man seeks them out, but he will stop at nothing to destroy the remaining of their kind. With the coming of a war, the fate of every magician will be determined.

    Email: lindseyrsablowski(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Tracy N. Jorgensen
    THE GIRL WITH BROWN EYES
    YA FANTASY
    84,500

    Tweet Pitch:
    A time-traveler ruins a classic love story when she saves the hero from an assassination attempt and he falls for her instead.

    tjorg86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. NAME: Erin Butler
    TITLE: Blood Hex
    GENRE: YA Horror
    WORD COUNT: 53,000
    PITCH: Seventeen-year old Sarah discovers her father was murdered for interfering in a centuries old witch's curse...and she's next.

    E-MAIL: erin@erinbutlerbooks.com

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  65. -Your Name – Steven Carman
    -Title of your book – Battery Brothers
    -Genre – Young Adult, Sports
    -Word-count of your manuscript – 55,000
    -The Twitter (140 characters) pitch - Two brothers are the pitcher/catcher duo in a high school baseball game when a deadly comebacker rips apart their close bond.
    -Your email – stevemcarman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Donna Reeve
    CURSED
    MG Historical Fantasy
    44,000 words
    dsreeve@gmail.com

    Pitch: Will Landon’s destruction earns him a cheese head curse, a timekeeper mouse, a dragon guard & a quest. Final prize: the kingdom or death.

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  67. NAME: Laurie Muench
    TITLE: The Traitor's Mark
    GENRE: YA Paranormal
    WORD COUNT: 73,000
    PITCH: Paul is short, manipulative, and has a bad temper. Can you blame him? He's possessed by the spirit of an enemy spy-who happens to be a girl
    E-MAIL: lamuench@hotmail.com

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  68. Name: Derrick Camardo
    Title: Mr. Snugglymuffin's Rampage
    Genre: MG Sci-fi
    Word count: 44,000

    Pitch:

    When Suzy accidentally turns her hamster into a 250-foot monster, she has to save Chicago from her pet before the military starts firing.

    Email: derrick@derrickcamardo.com

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  69. Title of book: Indigo
    -Genre: YA Paranormal
    -Word-count of your manuscript: 60,200
    -The Twitter (140 characters) pitch: Chased by a vicious Banshee and fearing for her life, Brit turns to Gentry. Will they learn who the Banshee is and why she wants Brit dead?
    -Your email: flund4@gmail.com

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  70. Name: Karen Lee Hallam
    Title: Abegale Force
    Genre: MG -mystery adventure fantasy
    Word count: 80,000
    Pitch:
    Through a variety of clues, a mystical crow and Tarot; a girl uncovers the mystery of her grandmother's disappearance, and a secret taking place in her abandoned cottage.

    karenhallam(at)ymail(dot)com

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  72. Name - Eric Sandler
    Title - Travelers
    Genre - YA Science Fiction/Fantasy
    Word Count - 90,000
    The Pitch - A homeless teen from Brooklyn gets a second chance when he meets a woman who can travel to different universes.
    E-mail - terisan@gmail.com

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  73. Name - Angela Cothran
    Title - THE ALABASTER REFUGEE
    Genre - YA Adventure/Romance
    Word Count - 95,000
    Pitch - When Lady Jocelyn escapes certain death from the hands of her betrothed, she is forced to accept help from an unlikely source—the mysterious soldier Taggert, the man her best friend has fallen in love with.
    email - dangelinacothran@gmail.com

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  74. Name - Karen Guyler
    Title - The here, the now, the only
    Genre - Young Adult dystopian
    Word count - 94.000 words
    Pitch - Half-orphaned teenager trying to save her brother’s life discovers the brutal post-pandemic regime is run by her long-missing father
    Email - karentguyler@yahoo.co.uk

    Thank you!

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  75. Elizabeth Reinhardt
    Forgiving Trinity
    YA Contemporary
    85,000

    At 17,Trinity's made a lifetime of mistakes.Everyone's rooting for her to turn it around;she just needs to discover how to root for herself!

    elireinhardt@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  76. Brian Kell

    Pieces!

    Humorous MG Adventure/Fantasy

    56,000

    Joe unearths the living head of Glad the Slayer and must help the knight piece his body together before Charmrot the Hag reigns supreme.

    bkell932@hotmail.com

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  77. Thank you Monica and Kristin.

    Name: Louisa Clarkson
    Title: The Silver Strand
    Genre: MG Fantasy
    Word-count: 55,000
    Pitch: Twelve year old Isabelle Tresdon must battle family secrets, dragons and prison to save her freaky silver strand of hair before it drains her magical powers and life.
    Email: lc7ultraviolet@gmail.com

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  78. Name: J.S. Schley
    Title: Sonata for the Young Pianist
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Word count: 70,000

    When an 18 y/o piano wunderkind meets his biological brother, he must rethink what “family” means—before his past screws up his future.

    jessica.s.schleyATgmail.com

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  79. Name: Melissa Mitchell
    Title: My Lavender Girl
    Genre: YA, Teenage Boy POV
    Word-Count: 85,000
    Twitter Pitch: In a world where things don’t always work out as planned and accidents happen, 1 + 1 = 1. And sometimes, if you are lucky, 1 + 1 = love.

    threefixedhearts@gmail.com
    threefixedhearts (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Name: Yat-Yee Chong
    Title: The Kumquat Code
    Genre: MG Multicultural Contemporary
    Word Count: 58,000

    12 yo Edie Tan is framed for vandalism and must fight to stay in camp. Her arsenal? Ninja moves, a purple pen, and her BFF’s loyalty.

    yatyeechongATgmailDOTcom

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  82. Name: SP Norton
    Title: Claimed
    Genre: YA Paranormal
    Word Count: 85,000
    Pitch:

    16 y/o healer will become a demonic killer unless her ability can cure an ancient virus more virulent than any ailment she’s ever faced.

    Email: snorton221@comcast.net

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  84. Name: Kristin Lenz
    Title: On the Fringe
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Word Count: 60,000

    When Dani is sent to a group home, she’ll do anything to gain control over her life, but will she jeopardize her dreams of college and love?

    kristinbartleylenz@gmail.com

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  86. Name: Christine Canada
    Title: Breathing Fire
    Genre: YA Paranormal
    Word Count: 85,000

    16 year old Bryn McKenna discovers she's a shape shifting dragon when flames shoot out of her mouth for the first time.

    cctyping@gmail.com

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  87. Name: Hollyann Dodd
    Title: CURSED
    Genre: YA horror/paranormal
    Word Count: 45,000
    Email: HollyannDodd@gmail.com
    Pitch: There was something in the creek the day of the accident. Lacey can still feel its presence. She has to stop it,before another kid vanishes.

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  88. Name: Jess Morrison
    Title: HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED
    Genre: MG Contemporary
    WC: 26,000

    Pitch: Crocodile Hunter meets Princess Diaries as 12yo Ana battles between being herself and being normal - a tough call when you live in a zoo.

    Email: clayonwords AT gmail DOT com
    Thanks guys!

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  89. Name: Jess Lawson
    Title: Tripp Parker Vs. The World
    Genre: Upper MG Adventure
    Word Count: 60,000

    Twitter Pitch: A 12-yr-old adventure-phobic debate champ goes to Africa & must evade beasties and outwit bad guys who seek a golden idol of ancient legend.

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

    Thanks for the contest :)

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  90. 'MANAS' by Amber Plante
    YA Adventure/Thriller (75,000 words)

    18yo super-spy Zellie discovers her link to a dangerous genetic experiment– can she find the data before it fall into a rogue agent's hands?

    amplante@gmail.com

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  91. Name: Steve Denison
    Title: Home Game
    Genre: YA Sports Fiction
    Word Count: 60,000

    Pitch: Baseball pitcher, Brett Davies, finds home can be anywhere. Including the minor league town of Rome (Georgia, that is) as answers about his past and future are found.

    email: sdenison@ststranscription.com

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  92. Title of book: WORMHOLE
    Genre: MG space and alien opera
    Word-count: 49,000
    The Twitter (140 characters) pitch:

    Poison the aliens and your girl lives. It’s that simple, Jerry. Only, he can’t even squish spiders. How’s he going to kill space invaders?

    Your email: scott.springer[at]rocketmail[dot]com

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  94. Name: Tricia Clasen
    Title: Annie Walker, Animal Talker
    Genre: Middle-Grade
    Word count: 49,000

    Animals don’t talk. So when they wake up Annie asking for help, she’s 100% sure she’s dreaming—that is, until they all start disappearing.

    btclasen@att.net

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  95. Name: Erica Olson
    Title: A New Day
    Genre: YA contemporary
    Word count: 66,000
    Pitch: Kenz Grayson has a new job, a new guy, and a new life. Too bad about the horrible car accident, sexting incident, and a decades-long secret.
    Email: ericao75(at) hotmail(dot)com

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  96. -Jessica Carlyle
    -Beyond Eternity
    -YA contemporary fantasy
    -58,000 words
    -The strength of a sisterhood is tested when twin sisters Cheyenne and Lexi find themselves sharing a body after a fatal car accident.
    -chicklitteens@gmail.com

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  97. Rachel Marks

    GOLDEN
    YA Urban Fantasy
    95,000

    In a post-apocalyptic wold, one slave girl will decide the fate of both mankind and the gods.

    pixydustin[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

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  98. Sophia Chang
    SWEET AMBROSIA
    YA Fantasy
    51,000

    Ambrosia Wyne: half-nymph, all-nerd...destroyer of Mt Olympus. New plan: kill whoever set her up, rescue Gods, gain Dad’s love. Baby steps.

    sophiathewriter at gmail dot com

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  99. Sarah Belliston
    The Nightmare
    YA Fantasy
    89,000 words
    His legal name is Goddrick, teachers call him Rick, his girlfriends call him Ricky. Morgan calls him God. Behold, the wrath of God.
    sarahbelliston(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. The contest in now CLOSED!
    Thank y'all for participating :D

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