Announcement 2022 Autumn Pitchfest Editor & Publisher Requests!

SavvyAuthors Pitchfest

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 Autumn Pitchfest and in particular thanks to the Editors and Publishers who reviewed the nearly 1,000 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!


Totally Entwined Group
The authors can send their full manuscript to [email protected] along with either their original pitch or a synopsis, and if they include Savvy Authors Pitch in the subject line that would be useful.

Totally Bound
  • Deck the Mall – Evie Bennet
  • Fast Frequencies – DM Shepard
  • Grinding Gears – DM Shepard
  • The Cupcake Standard – Maren Jenner
  • Time to Go Big – Susan Reinhardt Laws
  • Hungry is the Night – Robin Jeffrey
  • This Kind of Love – Ashley Detweiler
  • Austen Inspired – Asia Karpuleon
  • I’ll Break All the Rules for You – Madyn Rose
  • Serial Killer Games – Katherine Stone
  • Outside the Lines – Susan Burdorf
  • Untitled Susan Burdorf – Adult Shifters/Billionaire/CEO, Smart/Sexy
  • Warrior of Eden – Fenley Grant
  • Safe – Meghan Hodgin
  • An Education – James Goetz

Pride
  • The Song of Sariel – JJ Graham
  • The Cupcake Cowboy – Rose Rayne Rivers (think this should be for TB, but it’s in the Pride pitch section)
  • Night Out – Michael Fynan

Finch
  • Just a Girl & Her Dog – Kelly Kandra Hughes
  • The Missing Memories of Cordy O’Reilly – Tonya Preece
  • No One Special – Elizabeth Soule
  • The Science Behind Happily Ever After – Jaime Dombrowski
  • The Price of a Princess – Susan Burdorf
  • Violet Ink and the Loneliest Girl – C S Patra
  • Zaire Escape – Autumn Tompkin
  • Crushing – TR Simmons


Reagan Rothe at Black Rose Publishing
Please follow the guidelines to submit.
  • Starborn Retribution by Sonja Hutchinson
  • A Drink of Darkness by DM Shepard
  • Time To Go Big by Susan Reinhardt
  • Desire in Dairyland by Michelle Caffrey
  • Under the Dogwood Tree by Kari Wirth
  • That Which is Lost by Alice Fitzpatrick
  • Extinguishing Shadows by Heather L. Beal
  • The Winning Brother by Kari Wirth
  • Pick It Up! By Becca Spence Dobias


Changeling

Please see submission guidlines to submit.
https://www.changelingpress.com/submissions.php
  • Barefoot in Blue Heron by Katie Eagan Schenck
  • Sukidayo, Honey-sensei by B. M. Valdez
  • ANNABEL IN OCEAN BEACH by Lori Beth Mahaney
  • Hungry is the Night by Robin Jeffrey
  • I’ll break all the rules for you by Madyn Rose
  • Fresh Starts, Dirty Money by Lynda Rees
  • So Close by Maggie Belle Morgan
  • Fantaghiró by Isadora H. Petrovsky
  • SERIAL KILLER GAMES by Katherine Stone
  • Safe by Meghan Hodgin
  • Three Chords & You by Sarah Wyland
  • Between Sets by Kelly Gicale
  • Fate Loves Collateral Damage by Jocelyn Chen
  • NIGHT OUT by Michael Fynan
  • Alone On Earth Book One of Vampires in Bed-Stuy by Michal Scott
  • BETRAYED by Bev Irwin
  • CRUISING HEARTS by Bev Irwin


Sword & Silk Books
Please follow directions through our submissions page and note in their submission that it’s a SavvyAuthor request:

  • THE ACCIDENT by Lori Miller Kase
  • Drawing Dahlia Graves by Christi Silver
  • DEVIL IN THE DETAILS by Ely Azure
  • FORGED IN CHAOS by Abigail Glenn
  • A Drink of Darkness by DM Shepard
  • The Choker and the Cincher by Kavga Bjelodana

Meg Gaertner at North Star Editions
These authors can submit their query letters and full manuscripts to me at [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read: Autumn Pitchfest Request - TITLE.

  • THE ACCIDENT by Lori Miller Kase
  • LAKESONG FARM by Grace Stone
  • THE CHAMPION by Rachel Wilson
  • RADIO SILENT by K.L. Kranes
  • DOUBT OUR STARS ARE FIRE by Priya Ardis
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT MONSTERS by Dede Fox



Josh Gregory at Albert Whitman
Please send full manuscripts to jgregory at albertwhiman dot com
  • Two Hearts – Susan Johnston Taylor
  • Cheecho the Magnificent Magico – Manuel Padilla Jr.
  • Right Here – Molly Ippolito
  • A Special Day – Erika Romero
  • Monday…Again! – Luce Williams
  • Soak, Bubble, Stomp – Luce Williams

Nivair H. Gabriel at Albert Whitman
Authors should follow the submission instructions on our website, here, but email me directly at [email protected] and include SavvyAuthors in the subject line.
  • Light Up the Night, Anna Lazowski
  • Two Peas in a Pod, Cheryl Simon
  • Not the Right Yema, Imelda Taylor
  • Helper Dog Sally, Dianne Ochiltree
  • The General and Jesse, Kim O’Brien

Jess Verdi at Alcove Press and Crooked Lane
Please send a synopsis and first three chapters to jess.verdi at alcovepress dot com
  • The Soda Fountain Sister and the Flower Lady by Sheri Taylor-Emery
  • Sweetest Swap by Elizabeth Perry
  • Granny Heist by Virginia Brasch
  • Barefoot in Blue Heron by Katie Eagan Schenck
  • Drawing Dahlia Graves by Christi Silver
  • Every Woman Knows by Patricia Beadle
  • Sukidayo, Honey-sensei by B. M. Valdez
  • The Love Consult by Viktoria Dahill
  • Neighbors by Chance by Mia Heintzelman
  • The Blueprint of You and Me by Sara DeVries
  • Summer by the Book by Kristi Dosh
  • If the Stars Should Appear by Kim Crisci
  • The Dirty Version by Tracy Kahn
  • The Half of It by Theresa Christine
  • Fate Loves Collateral Damage by Jocelyn Chen
  • Night Out by Michael Fynan
  • Ship Me by S.M. Levine

Melissa Rechter at Crooked Lane and Alcove Press
Please send the first 4 chapters, a bio of the author (2-4 lines about themselves and any previous works or books, if applicable) and a full synopsis to melissa.rechter at crookedlanebooks dot com

  • Mortgage and Mayhem by Carol E. Ayer.
  • Evening Table by Alexandria Faulkenbury
  • A is A Scarlet Letter by Priya Ardis
  • For Love of Family by Pamela Jonas
  • Annie's Fate by Pam Mortensen
  • The Gathering Silence by Elizabeth Lyvers
  • That Which is Lost by Alice Fitzpatrick
  • Death in Miniature by Pamela Meyer
  • In the Blood by Ann R. Loverock

Rachel Gilmer at Sourcebooks
Please submit full synopsis of the project (including the ending), the manuscript, and any applicable sales history.
Please submit materials to rachel.gilmer at sourcebooks dot com

Materials should include a full synopsis of the project (including the ending), the manuscript, and any applicable sales history.

  • Could’ve Been by Savannah Gardiner
  • 139 Moss Lane by Sheri Taylor-Emery
  • Lakesong Farm by Grace Stone
  • Devil in the Details by Ely Azure
  • Beauty & the Bluestocking by Ella Kay
  • The Blueprint of You and Me by Sara DeVries
  • Just My Luck by Emily Nakeff
  • Ship Me by S.M. Levine
  • The Imprint of Desire by Catherine Lawrence
  • Barefoot in Blue Heron by Katie Eagan Schenck


Tamara Grasty at Page Street Publishing

Please submit full length pitch, a full manuscript synopsis if available, and their full manuscript to me to tamarag at pagestreetpublishing dot com
  • The Devil's Music by Elle Taylor
  • Savage Aria by Ely Azure
  • Gale by Adrianne Karasek

Ezra O’Neil at Scarsdale Publishing
Please submit the full manuscript and synopsis as Word docs to scarsdale at scarsdalepublishing dot com. Please add SavvyAuthors Pitchfest to the subject line.

  • Windward
  • Song of Sariel
  • Entering the Otherworld
  • Fantaghiro
  • Sukidayo, Honey-Sensei.
  • Amy Has Fangs


Sharona Wilhelm at Scarsdale Publishing
Please submit the full manuscript and synopsis as Word docs to scarsdale at scarsdalepublishing dot com. Please add SavvyAuthors Pitchfest to the subject line.

  • Desire in Dairyland
  • The Prison
  • Annabel in Ocean Beach
  • Annie’s Fate
  • Austen Inspired
  • Death in Miniature
  • Do Not Resuscitate
  • For Love of Family
  • Tangled Threats
  • The Hartford Secret
  • A Woman of Ruinous Face
  • Sticks in a Bundle: The Early Years
  • His Story

Tess Jones at Egret Lake Books

Please send query email and the first thirty pages of your work. Can you email me at [email protected] with the following:

Email Subject:
GENRE – MANUSCRIPT TITLE – AUTHOR NAME – TODAY’S DATE – SAVVYAUTHORS AUTUMN 2022 REQUESTED MATERIALS

Email Content:
-Everything that you originally posted in your pitch (Currently looking for tags, genre, length, author, pitch)
-Short biography and your contact information including any social media or websites
-Is this your first novel? Have you published writing in any other form, and if so what?
-A summary including the beginning, middle, and end of the story
-Paste the first THIRTY pages of your manuscript in the body of the email. Do not attach content, all text must be inline in the email.

  • To See and Be Seen by Sarah Estow
  • The Soda Fountain Sister and the Flower Lady by Sheri Taylor-Emery
  • When Cardinals Appear by Katie Eagan Schenck
  • Barefoot in Blue Heron by Katie Eagan Schenck
  • Sukidayo, Honey-sensei by B. M. Valdez
  • TIME TO GO BIG by Susan Reinhardt Laws
  • ANNABEL IN OCEAN BEACH by Lori Beth Mahaney
  • The Love Consult by Viktoria Dahill
  • Austen Inspired by Asia Karpuleon
  • Mercy, Mercy, Us by Debbie Ehresmann Ochoa
  • THE BLUEPRINT OF YOU AND ME by Sara DeVries
  • The Museum of Happiness by Tracey Buchanan
  • Heavenly Bodies by Kellie Wallace
  • Summer by the Book by Kristi Dosh
  • Reusable by Kaitlin Greco
  • Saving Faith by Emily Marcason-Tolmie
  • Once Again You by Kayla Kensington
  • Secrets of Water and Fire by Louisa Wilkinson
  • Of Course I Love What's Broken by Nathaniel Cairney

Anne MacDonald at Indigo River Publishing

Please submit your cover letter, synopsis (if you have one) and your first 10 chapters to [email protected]. Please visit our website Indigo River Publishing - Hybrid Book Publishing Company for more information on us.

  • Murder on Mackinac by Matt Schueller
  • 139 Moss Lane by Sheri Taylor-Emery
  • The Soda Fountain Sister and the Flower Lady by Sheri Taylor-Emery
  • Lucy and Ricky Save Hollywood by Lauren Hasbrouck
  • Last Resort by Lauren Hasbrouck
  • Rhema Maxwell: Ghosted By Our Parents by Audrey L Dowling
  • The Lockkeeper's Cat in Paris by Michelle Caffrey
  • THE ORACLE LINE by Dor Atkinson
  • Return By by Dutch Simmons
  • The Lumin by David Kennedy
  • Promises by Linda Vick/ Pen Name Vickie Acer
  • Lindsey Hobson
  • Flame & Shadow by AK Nevermore
  • The Blood Run by Brittany Matsen
  • Drawing Dahlia Graves by Christi Silver
  • The Cupcake Standard by Maren Jenner
  • ARI AND THE STAR KIDS by Jared Doles
  • EVERY WOMAN KNOWS by Patricia Beadle
  • My Michael by C. Deanne Williams
  • WISHED FORWARD by Tavi Taylor Black
  • BLOOD AND THUNDER by Kami Misch
  • A BEACON OF HOPE by Sara Kruger
  • DEAD GIRL by Kerrie Herron
  • THE BLUEPRINT OF YOU AND ME by Sara DeVries
  • The Museum of Happiness by Tracey Buchanan
  • Radio Silent by K.L. Kranes
  • Tangled Web by K.L. Kranes
  • Heavenly Bodies by Kellie Wallace
  • Lisa’s Legacy by Scott Kauffman
  • Helen Pilz
  • DEATH IN MINIATURE by Pamela Meyer
  • Onward by Kimberly Mallek
  • SPIDER SURVIVAL IN THE WILD by Tara Knox Cerven
  • AMY HAS FANGS by Monica DePaul
  • Not Gone Yet: How Scientists Are Saving Florida Species by Holly Ambrose
  • A Christmas Journey by Heather Malone
  • SERIAL KILLER GAMES by Katherine Stone
  • A Murder Most Fowl by Carmela Dutra
  • Bert Blurts by Jenny Stebral and Carrie Sayasithsena
  • Why? By Jenny Stebral
  • Silly Kitty: E is for Earthquake by Heather L. Beal
  • Finding Beauty by Christy Sheer
  • Sammy the Shoe-Ni-Corn by Heather L. Beal
  • The Winning Brother by Kari Wirth
  • Violent Ink and The Loneliest Girl by CS Patra
  • Revenge Has No Bounds by Jennifer Kelly
  • How Dogs Talk by Jani Holder
  • Below the Cloud by D.A. Arden
  • The Starlight Motel by Amy Craig
  • THE CASE OF THE FILTHY BEAST by Emily Karmazin
  • Neutrino Blues by Paul Starling
  • Blue Milk Mustaches by Marilyn DeVries
  • Scattered by Katherine Benfante
  • MADELYN RIDDLE IS IN THE MIDDLE by Allison Green
  • AMERICAN GIRL WHOSE LOVE OF PHYSICS GIVES US RAPID TESTING by Mary E Riser P
  • Magawa's Mission by Hannah Roy LaGrone
  • Diego, Whynd and the Block Island Ghost by Cat Urbain


Helen Wu from Yeehoo Press

Please submit it to [email protected] per the submissions guideline.
Please put Pitchfest PB: [title] by [your name] in the email subject line. Thank you for sharing!

  • Animals at Work: Theo the Therapy Llama by Kelly Kandra Hughes
  • A RECIPE FOR MAKING FRIENDS by Elizabeth James
  • THE TINIEST HELICOPTER RIDE by Abbi Lee
  • HOLDING THE FUTURE by Kamilla Milligan

Cassiel Knight at Champagne Book Group * NEW *

Thank you for sharing your work with us! Wow! There were so many wonderful pitches to choose from which makes it really hard for us to select what fits our needs. This always speaks to the talent and skill of the authors who make up Savvy Authors. While we couldn’t ask to see every work, please know that it isn’t a reflection of the skill of the author or the work itself but more of what CBG publishes and what we know attracts our reader base.

Please review send your material via our online submission form: Query Submission. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your work!

FULL:
  • Austin Inspired by Asia Karpuleon
  • Annabel in Ocean Beach by Lori Beth Mahaney
  • Summer by the Book by Kristi Dosh
  • A Clover Inn Christmas by Susan Burdorf
  • A Home Town Holiday by Susan Burdorf
  • The Princess and the Surgeon by Andrea Hutchinson

PARTIAL – First three chapters & a synopsis:
  • Holding Out for a Hero by Judy Malcom
  • Just a Girl & Her Dog by Kelly Kandra Hughes
  • Magic in the Air by Adrianna Schuh
  • Last Resort by Lauren Hasbrouck
  • A Rogue’s Desire by Megan LB Minnick
  • The Girl From There by Brad Goldberg
  • Once Again You by Kayla Kensington
  • Unnamed by Debbie Ehresmann-Ochoa
  • Closure by Jamie Dombrowski
  • The Danger of Tangled Threads by Shannon Arthur
  • Revenge Has No Bounds by Jennifer Kelly
  • First Impressions by Elizabeth Donne
  • Under the Dogwood Tree by Kari Wirth
  • Space for Us
  • Flame & Shadow by AK Nevermore
  • A Dark Departure
  • Death in Miniature by Pamela Meyer
  • Forged in Chaos by Abigail Glenn

All results now posted.


Note: Yasmin Maher at Fables and Facts had a family emergency and was unable to review pitches. She sends her apologies.
  • Fables & Facts
    • No requests.
 
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Curious, will you post a new thread when you get the remaining editor requests? (Or will it be posted here as a response?) Thanks so much for compiling these and providing this opportunity!
I'll update the original post and add a reply here as well.
 
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Will you please add contact info or a link for Rachel Gilmer at Sourcebooks?
Yes, I have requested that. As soon as I get it I will post.
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For Rachel Gilmer at Sourcebooks, do we email her directly or submit via the email provided for our genre on the Sourcebooks website? She didn’t provide instructions on how to submit, only what to submit.

Thank you!
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I have requested that. As soon as I get it I will post.
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Please submit materials to rachel.gilmer at sourcebooks dot com

Materials should include a full synopsis of the project (including the ending), the manuscript, and any applicable sales history.
 
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Hi all, I added this to the main post. Helen Wu's requests:


Helen Wu from Yeehoo Press

Please submit it to [email protected] per the submissions guideline.
Please put Pitchfest PB: [title] by [your name] in the email subject line. Thank you for sharing!

  • Animals at Work: Theo the Therapy Llama by Kelly Kandra Hughes
  • A RECIPE FOR MAKING FRIENDS by Elizabeth James
  • THE TINIEST HELICOPTER RIDE by Abbi Lee
  • HOLDING THE FUTURE by Kamilla Milligan
 
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Also updated original request post. All requests are now posted.

Thanks!

Cassiel Knight at Champagne Book Group * NEW *

Thank you for sharing your work with us! Wow! There were so many wonderful pitches to choose from which makes it really hard for us to select what fits our needs. This always speaks to the talent and skill of the authors who make up Savvy Authors. While we couldn’t ask to see every work, please know that it isn’t a reflection of the skill of the author or the work itself but more of what CBG publishes and what we know attracts our reader base.

Please review send your material via our online submission form: Query Submission. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your work!

FULL:
  • Austin Inspired by Asia Karpuleon
  • Annabel in Ocean Beach by Lori Beth Mahaney
  • Summer by the Book by Kristi Dosh
  • A Clover Inn Christmas by Susan Burdorf
  • A Home Town Holiday by Susan Burdorf
  • The Princess and the Surgeon by Andrea Hutchinson

PARTIAL – First three chapters & a synopsis:
  • Holding Out for a Hero by Judy Malcom
  • Just a Girl & Her Dog by Kelly Kandra Hughes
  • Magic in the Air by Adrianna Schuh
  • Last Resort by Lauren Hasbrouck
  • A Rogue’s Desire by Megan LB Minnick
  • The Girl From There by Brad Goldberg
  • Once Again You by Kayla Kensington
  • Unnamed by Debbie Ehresmann-Ochoa
  • Closure by Jamie Dombrowski
  • The Danger of Tangled Threads by Shannon Arthur
  • Revenge Has No Bounds by Jennifer Kelly
  • First Impressions by Elizabeth Donne
  • Under the Dogwood Tree by Kari Wirth
  • Space for Us
  • Flame & Shadow by AK Nevermore
  • A Dark Departure
  • Death in Miniature by Pamela Meyer
  • Forged in Chaos by Abigail Glenn
 
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