Announcement 2022 Autumn Pitchfest Agent Requests!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 Autumn Pitchfest and in particular thanks to the Agents who reviewed the nearly 1,500 pitches! Wow!

Read on for the list of requests received so far. We are waiting for updates and this post will be updated when we get that.
Thanks for participating and don't forget to register for the 2023 Sweetheart Pitchfest!

Jacqueline Lipton at The Tobias Literary Agency

Please submit their query and first 20-25 pages (wherever is a convenient stopping point e.g. a chapter break) to me via QM

And in the "referred by" field, they should note Savvy Authors Autumn Pitchfest 2022.

  • Desire in Dairyland (Michelle Caffrey)
  • The Jingle Run (Erin Pullmann)
  • What Happened to Emily Peal (Kara Q Rea)
  • On Fire (Amy Reitz)
  • Promises (Linda Vick)
  • Never Go Back (Stephanie Cotela)
  • The Blueprint of You and Me (Sara DeVries)
  • Not Here to Make Friends (Catie Stewart)
  • That Which is Lost (Alice Fitzpatrick)
  • Perfect Monsters (Jennifer Howell)
  • Ship Me (S.M. Levine)
  • The Only Ones (Elle Evans)
  • The Townie (E. Clayton)
  • The Dirty Version (Tracy Kahn)
  • Revenge Has No Bounds (Jennifer Kelly)
  • The Nesting Plot (Catherine Mallette)
  • The Capitol Codebreakers (Gabrielle Barone)

Jordy Albert at Booker Albert
Please submit to me through my query link Query Submission Look forward to reading!

  • Pastry For Your Thoughts by S. Scales
  • The Girl’s Guide to Hitchhiking by Laura Martz
  • SAVAGE ARIA by Ely Azure
  • FRESH TRACKS by John Zeleznik
  • Barefoot in Blue Heron by Katie Eagan Schenck
  • Flame & Shadow by AK Nevermore
  • Sukidayo, Honey-sensei by B. M. Valdez
  • ANTIQUISTS: THE GHOSTLY MANUSCRIPT by Kathryn Faye


Lynnette Novak 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 Autumn Pitchfest in the subject line and send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #ExcitedToRead

  • Little Pink Notes by Charlie Penny
  • DEVIL IN THE DETAILS by Ely Azure
  • ON FIRE by Amy Reitz

Jennifer Herrington at The Harvey Klinger

There were SO many amazing pitches! Thank you to all the authors that participated and pitched to me. Please submit query, synopsis, and first three chapters to:
QueryManager.com/JenniferHerrington/SavvyAuthorsAutumnPitch

Note: that if it was a picture book submission, please upload the full manuscript.

Thanks! Excited to read!

The Perfumery of Pancake Hollow by Virginia Davidson
  • Hillary Hawthorne and the Enchanted Quill by Jessica Guest
  • Rhema Maxwell: Ghosted By Our Parents by Audrey L Dowling
  • THE ACCIDENT by Lori Miller Kase
  • TINY PURPLE THREADS by Stephanie Rondeau
  • LAKESONG FARM by Grace Stone
  • TIME TO GO BIG by Susan Reinhardt Laws
  • A is A Scarlet Letter by Priya Ardis
  • Fresh Tracks by John Zeleznik
  • TITLE? by Lindsey Hobson
  • LOAD GAME by Emilie Nantel
  • Monster Hunter: Ruby Larsen by Sky Sprayberry
  • The Care and Feeding of Monsters by Christine Iverson
  • Neighbors by Chance by Mia Heintzelman
  • The Devil You Know by Grace Carroll
  • Heather and the Haunted Mirror by Nicolette Nuytten
  • Me and My Rebozo by Victoria Aranda
  • CINDERELLA CATERPILLER (A MONARCH TALE) by Emily Dolbin
  • Beth Death by Amanda Poll
  • PERIODIC ATTRACTION by Lana Pattinson
  • Mahal Kita Means I Love You by Carmen dela Cruz
  • TITLE by Cat Urbain

Kortney Price at Belcastro Literary Agency
Please send the first 50 pages to the QM form specifically for this event

  • The Half of It by Theresa Christine
  • Sweetest Swap by Elizabeth Perry
  • Ruby Larsen, Monster Hunter by Sky Sprayberry
  • THE PERENNIALS by Lauren H. Dowdle
  • DAD, THE FEARLESS STORYTELLER by Cassie Silva
  • The Secret of Wychwood Forest by Alison Thayer
  • A Time for Hope by Kayla Kensington
  • How Dogs Talk by Jani Holder
  • Revenge Has No Bounds by Jennifer Kelly Christy
  • Shhh! Dino is Sleeping by Louisa Wilkinson
  • HOCUS FOCUS by Ashlee MacCallum
  • MOMO AND THE DANGOS by Robert Shibasaki

Kate Salvo at Metamorphosis
Please submit your manuscript, along with a summary and bio to [email protected]. Allow 6-8 weeks for a response.

  • THE BLUEPRINT OF YOU AND ME
  • NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • Annie's Fate
  • SEA WOLF AND SPIRIT BEAR
  • The Consequences of Normal
  • Hold Still
  • the Prison
  • Girls Would
  • The Imprint of Desire
  • No One Special
  • 139 Moss Lane
  • The Soda Fountain Sister and the Flower Lady
  • Charlie Penny
  • HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
  • The Captain's Wary Heart
  • Desire in Dairyland
  • The Jingle Run
  • Could've Been

Carol Woien at Blue Ridge Literary
Please submit your first 3 chapters to me here: Blue Ridge Literary Agency

THE TIES OF TRUTH

Jared Johnson at Olswanger Literary -- Just updated --
Please submit pitch and first 25 pages: to jared at olswangerliterary dot com
Include SavvyAuthors Pitchfest in the email title.

  • Mortgage and Mayhem, Carol Ayer
  • Finding the Mugwort Girls, Ellie Kim
  • Drawing Dahlia Graves, Christi Silver
  • Tent City, Amy Bernstein
  • Folie a trois, Viktoria Dahill
  • A Murder Most Fowl, Carmela Dutra

Leslie Truex at Blue Ridge Literary

Please submit query, synopsis and 3 chapters through my Query Manager If you can’t meet that timeline, she will open to queries, and you can submit in January when she re-opens. https://QueryManager.com/2347 by November 13.

  • thealonastark - Teach Me
  • HCumiskey - The Sooner I Go (new adult)
  • Judy Malcolm - HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (romantic suspense)
  • MichelleCaffrey - Desire in Dairyland (romantic suspense with humor?)
  • Mary_Rose_Luksha - SUPERNATURAL CAUSES (paranormal romance with humor?
  • DMSHEPARDDMSHEPARD Torched (romantic suspense - firefighter)
  • Virginia Brasch GRANNY HEIST (rom com)
  • mizard Title: THE STONE OF LOVE
  • Kate Godfrey - Unwilling psychic Delphia Thoren
  • Shundayah - A WHISPER OF DEATH
  • roserayneriversThe Cupcake Cowboy (romance)
  • hodginmd - Safe
  • jeremybcohen - THE SURF
  • twright050371 YA fantasy GHOST MEETS ANIMAL HOUSE.
  • Sburdorf DANGER ON THE MOUNTAIN romantic suspense
  • Sburdorf CAT'S PAW

Colleen Oefelein at MacGregor & Luedeke
Please send your query, synopsis and first 20 pages pasted into an email with "Pitchfest: TITLE" as the subject to: [email protected]. Thank you!

  • Could've Been
  • To See and Be Seen
  • Pastry For Your Thoughts
  • In the Out
  • The Jingle Run
  • Last Resort
  • Lucy and the Privateer
  • The Half of It
  • No One Special
  • Charlie Penny
  • ALL THE SECRETS THAT AREN'T
  • The Room at the End of the Hall
  • the Prison
  • Tropical Entanglement
  • Promises
  • TIME TO GO BIG
  • Flame & Shadow
  • Drawing Dahlia Graves
  • The Hidden Jules
  • Joan Ramirez
  • TOUCH THE SKY
  • Cheecho the Magnificent Magico
  • The Love Consult
  • ANNABEL IN OCEAN BEACH
  • A Spell of Dance and Silence
  • NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • The World As We Don't Know It
  • Summer by the Book
  • THE AMORTALS - Bleeding Daylight
  • Born To Love You. Again.
  • Finding Beauty
  • Closure
  • Buried Love
  • The Ripple
  • A Time for Hope
  • The Truth within the Lie
  • Revenge Has No Bounds
  • PICK IT UP!
  • THE CASE OF THE FILTHY BEAST
  • Love Collides with Salter's Path
  • MOMO AND THE DANGOS
  • Space Boys Are Easy
  • The Other Side of Here


 
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Not sure my other comment was seen, but I was lucky enough to get a couple requests but the requestors are requiring the pitch be included in the submission and I did not copy my pitch. Is it possible to see the original pitches again? If so, how do I get to them?
Yes! Click on your profile, and view your postings.
All your comments, posts and replies are listed.
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If you click your icon where you get your notifications, then click your name, a menu should come up with several tabs. One is postings and that will have each of your pitches on it.
Congratulations and best of luck!
Thank you. That worked!
Yes! Click on your profile, and view your postings.
All your comments, posts and replies are listed.
View attachment 14420
Thank you!
 
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Well, I deleted my post due to this listing, assuming that the one agent I pitched to wasn't interested, but now I see that this listing may be updated so that sucks!
We don't expect many changes to the Agents posting, but the editors will definitely have more since we have not heard back from them for the final list. We try to balance getting the results out early and knowing there will be updates, with being 100% complete. Anything on this list you can trust, it came directly from the agent. We wont remove anything only add ones, so as long as you have access to this list you will know for certain if you got a request.
 
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Thanks. I only submitted to Lynette Novak and as she had such a huge amount of pitches to get through I'm hoping I haven't deleted before her list is definitely finalised.
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Hey, ridiculous question--Jared at Olswanger is listed as a request under another agent:

Carol Woien at Blue Ridge Literary
Please submit your first 3 chapters to me here: Blue Ridge Literary Agency

THE TIES OF TRUTH

  • Jared Johnson at Olswanger Literary – CHECK REQUEST
Did Jared have any requests? Thanks!
 
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We don't expect many changes to the Agents posting, but the editors will definitely have more since we have not heard back from them for the final list. We try to balance getting the results out early and knowing there will be updates, with being 100% complete. Anything on this list you can trust, it came directly from the agent. We wont remove anything only add ones, so as long as you have access to this list you will know for certain if you got a request.
If we didn’t get a like or anything under our pitches is that a no from agents or editors? Or will the list you post here be where we should really look? It’s a bit confusing.
 
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If we didn’t get a like or anything under our pitches is that a no from agents or editors? Or will the list you post here be where we should really look? It’s a bit confusing.
The complete list is found as the top post in this thread for the Agents and in another post on the front page of the site for the Editors and Publishers. We will post the requests that the agents and editors sent us. We will update these posts and add comments if we get any more. So far as I know, we have never had an agent or editor pull a request so this is complete list that may be updated.

Agents and editors sometimes comment on the pitches directly, but not always. That does not mean anything if they did not comment or like. This is the full list and one source of truth for this.

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Hey, ridiculous question--Jared at Olswanger is listed as a request under another agent:

Carol Woien at Blue Ridge Literary
Please submit your first 3 chapters to me here: Blue Ridge Literary Agency

THE TIES OF TRUTH

  • Jared Johnson at Olswanger Literary – CHECK REQUEST
Did Jared have any requests? Thanks!
Arg! Thank you for this, there was a formatting issue that merged those two lists.
I have corrected it, but still need to find the contact information for Jared. I will update that when I do.
 
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The complete list is found as the top post in this thread for the Agents and in another post on the front page of the site for the Editors and Publishers. We will post the requests that the agents and editors sent us. We will update these posts and add comments if we get any more. So far as I know, we have never had an agent or editor pull a request so this is complete list that may be updated.

Agents and editors sometimes comment on the pitches directly, but not always. That does not mean anything if they did not comment or like. This is the full list and one source of truth for this.

Thanks!
Thanks! I saw the lists so far and was notified by email. Will await the updated editor one.
 
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If we didn’t get a like or anything under our pitches is that a no from agents or editors? Or will the list you post here be where we should really look? It’s a bit confusing.
Check the final list, I checked it yesterday, and it turns out I got a request that wasn't listed under my pitch. I had no idea! Good luck.
 
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Check the final list, I checked it yesterday, and it turns out I got a request that wasn't listed under my pitch. I had no idea! Good luck.
I checked this morning nothing for me but they did say the editor list isn’t updated yet fully because they are waiting on some replies
 
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Arg! Thank you for this, there was a formatting issue that merged those two lists.
I have corrected it, but still need to find the contact information for Jared. I will update that when I do.
Here is his contact:
Please submit pitch and first 25 pages to jared at olswangerliterary dot com
Include SavvyAuthors Pitchfest in the email title.
 
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