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2020 Sweetheart Pitchfest Agent Requests

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent at The Seymour Agency

Please paste your pitch and query in the body of the email and attach the first three chapters as a docx. Put your title and #SweetheartPitchfest in the subject line and send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com.

Title: The Girl with the Green Ribbon
Genre: #Ownvoices YA Dark Fantasy
Length: 116,000 words
Author: L.C. Perry

The Snipe Hunt
Middle Grade Southern Fiction/Folklore
40,000 words
Jen Crane

Title: JIGSAWGenre: YA contemporary
Length: 54,000 words
Author: Dede Fox

Title: The Missing Memories of Cordy O’Reilly
Genre: Contemporary (w/ Romance), Young Adult
Length: 72,000
Author: Tonya Preece

Title: Falling Into the Sky
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 75,000
Author: Donna Jo Stone

Title: My Brother is a Supervillain
Genre: Humorous Picture Book
Length: 480 words
Author: Ashley Congdon

Title: Past Grief
Genre: Police Procedural/Thriller
Length: 88,000 words
Author: Ed Leahy

Title: Gin’s Tonic
Genre: Multicultural-Contemporary Romance
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Olivia Owen #OwnVoices #POC #Diversity

Title: The Death of Emma Drom
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy
Length: 76,000 words
Author: Sarie Korf

Title: The Unseen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Length 100,000 words
Author: Lilla Glass

Title: Behind The Scenes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Rom-Com
Length: 95,000 words
Author: Amy Kathryn Jones

Title: Cadence and the Kittenfish
Genre: PB fiction
Length: 334 words
Author: Judith L. Roth


Erica Christensen, Literary Agent at Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Please send your query and first three chapters here.

Title: All Good Things
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Length: 62,000 words
Author: Kat Hart

Title: Unless
Genre: NA BxB Romance
Length: 50,000
Author: Noda Ortiz

Title: A Christmas Love Song
Genre: Holiday Romance
Length: 72,000 words
Author: Andee Reilly

Title: Field of Secrets
Genre: Adult Romance with mystery elements
Length: 96,000 words
Author: Crystal Estell

Title: The Art of New Beginnings
Genre: Sweet Romance/Romantic Comedy
Length: 62,000 words
Author: Carlie West (writing as)


Jill Marsal, Founding Partner of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Please submit a full query letter and the first 50 pages from these authors to [email protected]

  • A Wing & A Prayer by Mick Arnold
  • A Short & Unhappy Courtship by AL Fadden (or Padden)
  • Casandra Cotton & Featherstone’s Folly by Marin McGinns
  • The First Murder by Carl Kaufman
  • The Day Before November by Jenna R

Ella Marie Shupe, Literary Agent at Belcastro Agency

Please follow the instructions on my pitch page and submit to me through my submit a story button on Belcastro Agency’s website.

  • The Orphan’s Gift By Tracy Koppel
  • The Snipe Hunt By Jen Crane
  • The Plant Whisperer By Lidija Hilje
  • Potion Magic By Jennifer Mason
  • The First Murder By Carol Kaufman
  • “dibs” By Allison M. Hubbard
  • The Nest By Payton Frischhertz
  • The Elf’s Tale By Paul DeLeo

Karly Caserza, Associate Literary Agent at Fuse Literary

Please query Karly at QueryMe.Online/Karly with the first 10 pages + put “Sweetheart Pitch” before their title:

  • LC Winter: The Girl with the Green Ribbon
  • Jen Crane: The Snipe Hunt
  • Lunsfordmichael: The Audacious Adventures of Drippy the Dragon
  • L Ryan Storms: Marit, Unsanctioned
  • Rachel Faturoti: The Five Stages of Shade
  • B. Hart: The Little Mermaid’s Little Brother
  • Sburdorf: A Loveliness of Ladybugs
  • angelhorn65: LITTLE KNOWN WAYS TO RID YOUR SCHOOL OF DRAGONS

Hannah VanVels, Literary Agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency

Hannah is currently building her client list with Marisa Corvisiero and Saritza Hernandez. To submit your work to Hannah, go to Marisa or Saritza’s profiles and see which one of them is a better fit for your work and submit there. Good luck! ​

TITLE: Bridesmaid to Bride?
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 93000 words
AUTHOR: Tracey Turner

Title: Murder in the HOA
Genre: cozy mystery, humorous
Length: 71000 words
Author: Shelley Marsh

Title: A Cupid Christmas
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 96,000 words
Author: Alexandra Slone

Title: Skeleton Stew
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 517
Author: Mark A. Bentz

Title: The Five Stages of Shade (Sha-day)
Genre: MG Contemporary Fantasy (#ownvoices)
Length: 40,000
Author: Rachel Faturoti

Title: In Search of Ancient Underwear
Genre: Chapter Book Fantasy Adventure
Length: 9,370
Author: David M. Simon

Title: Up Ned’s Nose
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 113
Author: David M. Simon

Title: Sandcastles in the Sky
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Rom-com
Length: 95,000 words
Author: Amy Lea (Amy Li)

Title: Smack
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 504 words
Author: Nadia Ali

Title: Drew Leclair is Watching You
Genre: Upper Middle Grade Contemporary
Length: 54,000 words
Author: Katryn Alessandri

Title: THE CHASE
Genre: Picture book, lyrical (non-rhyming)
Length: 313 words
Author: Amanda Davis

Title: Matilda Wished For Rain
Genre: Picture Book/Lyrical
Length: 279 words
Author: Gabrielle Prendergast

Title: Cha-Cha-Chicken Soup
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 312
Author: Brittany Pomales

Good Talk, Mom
YA, Contemporary, Rom-Com
60,000 words
Ellen Wilson


Tara Gilbert, Literary Agent at Corvisiero Agency

Please send first three chapters. Please use the link below to submit. If more than one Corvisiero agent shows interest, please choose one of us to submit to and let them know who else liked the pitch so we can share!
QueryMe.online/TaraGilbert/PitchEvents

The Snipe Hunt
Middle Grade Southern Fiction/Folklore
40,000 words
Jen Crane

Title: After the Fall
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Length: 83,000 words
Author: Gerry Gainford

Title: RED MOUNTAIN
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy – Young Adult
Length: 77,000
Author: Angela D’Ambrosio

Title: Drew Leclair is Watching You
Genre: Upper Middle Grade Contemporary
Length: 54,000 words
Author: Katryn Alessandri

Title: Dead Heat
Genre: Adult Sports-themed Romantic Suspense
Word count; 99,000
Author: Kristen Howe

Title: The Glimpse
Genre: YA Speculative
Length: 82,000 words
Author: M Lyda

Good Talk, Mom
Genre: YA, Contemporary
60,000 words
Ellen Wilson

Title: Queen of All
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 75,000 Words
Author: Anya Josephs


Cate Hart, Literary Agent at Harvey Klinger Agency

Please submit to my agency email ([email protected]) with a query in the email body and the pages as an attached Word document. Subject line should reference SavvyAuthors.

  • Unreality – Full
  • The Sunshine and the Grump – Full
  • The Westwood Witch – 50 page partial
  • The Lying King – full
  • Dead Heat – 50 page partial
  • Queen of All – 50 page partial
  • The Snipe Hunt – Full
  • Little Known Ways to Rid Your School of Dragons – Full

Agnes Carlowicz, Literary Agent at Carol Mann Agency

Pitch requests to come…

Post your three-line pitch to agents and editors from Feb 12, 9 AM EST to Feb 14, 11:59 PM