Pitch to: Hannah VanVels, Belcastro Agency

Mindy Hardwick

Story Laureate
Jan 13, 2012
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Title: The World is a Sniff
Genre: Middle Grade, Animal Humor
Length: 40,000 Words
Author: Mindy Hardwick

Stormy. Born for greatness as an agility dog. But greatness slips out of Stormy's paws when he flunks his first puppy agility test and is reassigned as a pet dog, Now, Stormy must learn the rules of backyard dog barking contests, how to coexist with a pesky cat, and most importantly, how to teach his Human how to see the world one sniff at a time.
 
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Steph

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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: What's a Blam Blam?
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 500 words
Author: Stephanie Cotela

Grizz Lee Bear runs the Storytelling Factory and he’s on the lookout for the ultimate bedtime story. His team of ragtag writers keep pitching the same old stories and he’s getting frustrated. Now, they have 24 hrs to come up with something original or lose their jobs, that is, if they’re not too distracted by an exploding UFO.

Hi Hannah, Hope you are well. Thank you for considering my pitch. Kind regards, Stephanie.
 
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Mindy Hardwick

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Jan 13, 2012
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Title: Puffin Protectors
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 949
Author Mindy Hardwick

Every year, Micha and Granddad count the nesting puffins on Haystack Rock as their numbers decline. “It’s up to all of us,” Granddad tells Micha. “We must all protect the puffins.” But when Granddad gets sick, will Micha be able to protect the puffins? The Puffin Protectors is a STEM picture book about the tufted puffins at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
 
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Steph

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Pitch to Hannah VanVels, Belcastro Agency​




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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: The Ghosts of Hawkthorn
Genre: Middle Grade - Spooky Adventure
Length: 42k words
Author: Stephanie Cotela

Twelve-year-old wildlife activist Ava Frylander braves Hawkthorn's underground tunnels hoping to conjure her best friend's ghost and identify his killer. There, she befriends a young ghost named Jackson, who helps connect the dots to the town's corrupt mayor. Now, she has 48 hours to figure out exactly what's going on in Hawkthorn and whether her best friend is actually dead, or suffer the same fate.


Hi Hannah, Hope you are well. Thank you for considering my pitch. Kind regards, Stephanie.
 
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ScottR

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Oct 28, 2020
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Title: The History of Henry the Fifth Grader
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Length: 43,000 words
Author: Scott Rhoades

HENRY THE 5TH GRADER doesn’t want to play kickball, but when his coach dad becomes terminally ill, it’s up to him to lead the team, and risk losing his friends. In a crumbling world, nothing matters but making his dying dad proud, before it’s too late.
 
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ScottR

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Oct 28, 2020
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Title: The Secret of Eucalyptus Cove
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
Length: 44,000 words
Author: Scott Rhoades

UNDER THE EGG+NOOKS & CRANNIES 12yo Christopher races his cruel guardian to find the truth about his parents and their old ranch on the California coast, with help from a special mouse, his scatterbrained tutor, and an unexpected ally, before she steals his future.
 
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  • Title: Making Waves
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance (rom-com)
  • Length: 73,000 words
  • Author: DK Marie
LILITH BROOKS has a serial-cheating husband who won't sign their divorce papers and is issuing threats if she doesn't return to him by the end of the summer. She needs to free herself of him, figure out how to support herself and daughter, and find the confident woman she was before marrying.


She has a million reasons to keep her new neighbor, and sexy single dad, Asher, in the friend zone, but one kiss could obliterate them all.
 
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Erika Writes

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Sep 24, 2021
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  • Title: A Very Special Day
  • Genre: Fiction Picture Book
  • Length: 490 words
  • Author: Erika Romero
Melissa and Mateo are not happy about all the attention their big sister is getting in preparation for her Quinceañera. But after their attempts at sabotage go a little too well, the twins decide it’s now their job to make their sister’s day extra special. But their attempts keep going wrong and time is running out to make this day of celebration truly shine.
 
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Erika Writes

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Sep 24, 2021
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  • Title: Deep End Treasure?
  • Genre: Informational Fiction Picture Book
  • Length: 490 words
  • Author: Erika Romero

It’s pool party season and budding marine biologist Maria is committed to overcoming her fear of the pool’s deep end. Maria’s knowledge of the scary animals that live in deep waters increases her fear, until Mama reassures her that the only thing she’ll find in the deep end is treasure. Maria’s not so sure, so she searches for clues in her favorite books and then jumps into the deep to find out for herself!
 
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Karen Todd

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Oct 30, 2020
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Provo, Utah

Pitch to Hannah VanVels, Belcastro Agency​




Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
  3. Your pitch must be:
    1. Three lines (sentences)
    2. Less than 100 words
    3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
 
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Karen Todd

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Oct 30, 2020
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  • Title: DEMONBINDER
  • Genre: YA historical fantasy
  • Length: 97,000 words
  • Author: Karen Todd
The Bear and the Nightingale X Wintersong for YA readers
From Slavic myth: 16yo Katka’s ancient magic art can bind the demon Černabog. When Černabog threatens her family, she must choose: take a bargain to save her family but let him go free or fight and risk eternal entrapment.
 
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Title: HAND-ME-DOWN BOOTS
Genre: Picture book
Length: 520 words
Author: Amy Leskowski
Comps: THE REMEMBER BALLOONS (Jessie Oliveros & Dana Wulfekotte), SATURDAYS ARE FOR STELLA (Candy Wellins & Charlie Eve Ryan), DRAWN TOGETHER (Minh Lê & Dan Santat)

Myla was born too late—too late to remember Gigi, too late to have photos with Gigi, and too late to be named after Gigi. Myla must find her own connection with her late grandmother before secondhand stories fade, leaving Gigi forgotten forever.

Thank you!
 
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Title: JACK OF ALL SPADES
Genre: Picture book
Length: 470 words
Author: Amy Leskowski
Comps: ERASER (Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant), OLYMPIG! (Victoria Jamieson), BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS (Ana Siqueira & Geraldine Rodríguez), and a deck of playing cards

The Spades are all champions—except Jack. He's good at a lot but best at nothing. When a doubly disappointing defeat suggests he’s not suited to be a Spade, Jack chases first place as if it were the biggest deal of all.

Thank you!
 
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Amdenisch

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Feb 12, 2020
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Title: On a Continent Circling a Waterfall

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Length: 68,000 words

Author: Anna Denisch


Thomas and Christan have been friends practically forever, and boyfriends only recently. But when the truth of Christian's lineage comes out, and he's revealed to be a monstrous Immotus, the two must run away together to protect him. They travel the continent, trying to find the elusive concept of home while continuously getting caught up in the war brewing around them.
 
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Title: Humbly Yours, Juliet
Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 68,000 words
Author: Brieanna Wilkoff

For an assignment while reading Romeo and Juliet, seventeen-year-old D&D enthusiast Gage writes a letter to “Juliet” asking for advice about his growing feelings for his gender nonconforming best friend, Remy. After the letters are anonymously posted online and Remy becomes distant, a crushed Gage believes Remy doesn’t want more than friendship. When “Juliet” responds to the letters and inadvertently reveals a secret of Remy’s that makes his true feelings known but that Gage views as a sign of betrayal, Gage must decide whether to protect himself from more potential heartache or forgive Remy and roll the dice on romance.
 
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Title: Wrangell Heat
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 50000
Author: DM Shepard

As a doctor to an A-list actor, Jeremy Jones always has women telling him what he wants to hear. Then he meets EMT and Pilot Pax, on a remote film set in Alaska. Now he’s jumping through hoops to get past the wall the disabled veteran has built around her heart-but the secrets of his fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle may shatter their fragile trust.

Thank you for your time and consideration
 
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Searra

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Oct 27, 2020
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  • Title: LOST
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Length: 388 Words
  • Author: Searra Simpson
Ulla can’t go to school without first finding what she's LOST, but the Fog is always one step ahead, engulfing everything in a hazy mist. When the school bell rings, a frustrated Ulla confronts the Fog and discovers it just needs a little help. As Ulla aids the Fog, her misplaced mystery item comes to light in a peculiar fashion.
 
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LizPC

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Sep 25, 2021
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Texas
Title: Weightless
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Length: 81,000 words
Author: Liz Peterson Crane

On her voyage to complete a work contract in Australia to care for her young brother, a shipwrecked girl lands on a remote tropical island that blesses its inhabitants with supernatural gifts. After surviving injury, violent storms, encounters with wild animals and natives, Coralie confronts a strange and dangerous new obstacle - love. But the secrets of her past are about to catch up with her, and what she discovers will change her life - and the lives of everyone around her - forever.
 
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Title: My Yellow Heart
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 259 words
Author: Imelda Taylor

A shy little girl associates love with mangoes and wants to show her love for mum by gifting her with a mango, but she's too little to get one herself. The only place she can get one is from a neighbour she fears most. She needs to be brave to get that special gift for her mum.
 
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