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Akoss

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: The Sisterhood of Alobibi
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
Length: 45,000 words
Author: Peace Zodanou (pen name)

The sisterhood of thieves thirteen year-old Ida calls family steal from the rich to provide for the poor.
But when Ida discovers that they kidnap children to grow their ranks she has to decide whether to stay loyal or betray them.
Doing the right thing might cost her the only family she's ever had.
 
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Title: ZEPHYR THE CHRISTMAS CAT
Genre: PB
Length: 825 words
Author: Anneliese Schultz and Kala Sidhu

Why did Harv and his dad have to take this old “California Zephyr” train instead of flying home to Mommy and Baby Gurdeep? The snowy scenes are nice, but it’s so slow and boring—until Harv discovers a stowaway cat in the baggage rack. Now it’s up to him and his new friend Lou to start up an Unclaimed Cat Crew, and find a family for poor Zephyr.
 
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wnj_____

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Sep 26, 2021
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Title: THE HALF OF ME
Genre: Coming-of-age Adult
Length: 71,000
Author: Wytinsea Jones

Demi longs for a fresh start—free from addiction and memories of childhood abuse. Torn between the dark voices in her head and the conviction in her heart, she’ll take a leap of faith only if that means she doesn’t have to bear her painful secrets any longer.
 
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Title: Searching for Sweetness

Genre: Women’s Fiction #OwnVoices#BIPOC

Length: 78,000

Author: Carmen dela Cruz

Rosa was supposed to be living her life in Atlanta as the next Spike Lee, but a year after her mother’s death, she is drowning as a lowly Sales Assistant at Global Broadcasting. When she meets Carlos, she imagines a new life, new family, complete with his seven-year-old daughter, Lily, but her tumultuous affair is far from a fairytale ending which brings Rosa’s old baggage to the surface. Can Rosa face her demons and discover her own path?
 
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ckessler

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Sep 30, 2020
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Title: Terracolina
Genre: Middle Grade magical realism
Length: 52,000 words
Author: Carla Kessler

Thomas’s mission to save his beloved Grandpa’s forest is squelched by his academically-focused parents who only care about grades, so he runs away. Never did he dream that he would discover a magical garden world just like the one in his late Grandpa’s stories and there face a similar environmental disaster. With the help of enchanted friends, he saves Terracolina and triumphant, heads home to complete the mission he and Grandpa never had a chance to take on together but unsure who to ask for help.
 
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mycupoftea&pen

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Feb 12, 2021
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Title: FOX FOREST
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 453 Words
Author/Illustrator: Alvina Leder

Grandma Fox tells a bedtime story to the baby foxes about a time long ago when a beautiful forest existed and foxes could run and play and never have to worry about food and water. The baby foxes think it is just a tall tale until they realize that the city that they struggle to survive in was once that beautiful forest. The baby foxes are saddened, but Grandma Fox is wise and tells them a secret that helps them to finally nod off to sleep.
 
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Title: THE WINTER SPHERE
Genre: YA/Adult crossover #ownvoices LGBTQ+ fantasy
Length: 117,000 words
Author: Chris Foster

GIDEON THE NINTH x Kai Ashante Wilson's A TASTE OF HONEY: A necromantic apocalypse twists 9-year-old Chelle into a vengeful weapon. Miles away, in a treacherous palace, king's adult ward Desmond falls hard for a male rebel—then must flee home and lover with a bounty on his head. In the monster-infested wastes outside Desmond's city, Chelle, now 17, poses him an offer: atone for fighting in a tyrant's unjust war by joining her dangerous, long-shot quest to undo the apocalypse.
 
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Title: Nardine the Sardine
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 500 words
Author: Sol Regwan

Nardine is a little sad sardine who searches for her purpose in the sea after observing the skills and awesomeness of the Stingray. Shark, Octopus, Jellyfish and other sea creatures. She seeks to find her self worth and identity among the rest. When Dale the Whale tells her that the answer lies inside her, Nardine realizes that she doesn’t have to be like the rest. Although she doesn’t possess skills like the other sea creatures, she is unique in her own way and proud to be Nardine.
 
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Sburdorf

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Aug 3, 2019
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1,736
Tennessee
Title: SEA SILK
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
Length: 74,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

16yo Ariadne, daughter of famous weaver, Arachne is a skilled weaver in her own right, but with sea silk – a rare and delicate thread created from a special kind of sea anemone found in only one place in the ocean. Upon receiving a commission from King Reynard that would clear all her family’s debt Ariadne sets out to harvest the sea silk only to find her way blocked by a young merman called Conch, son of Triton. But Ariadne is not one to be easily swayed from her task even if the arrogant young god is handsome and sets out to prove with a competition between herself and Athena that she is worthy of both the sea silk and Conch (and if she can avenge her mother’s honor along the way, where’s the harm in that?).
 
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powoyemi

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: THE GIRL WITH THE PAINTED WOLVES
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 130,000 words
Author: Peju Owoyemi


CITY OF BRASS x BLACK SUN

18th century West Africa. Tella has six days to keep Ga, the most powerful man in Eyeo Kingdom, from claiming the throne. To do so, she must set the girl with the painted wolves free, an act of treason punishable by death. But setting the girl free won’t be easy: she is not who she says she is and has no desire to be set free.
 
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M.H. Hitomi

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: A Ninja Tale
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, supernatural, YA, alternative historical.
Words: 120,000
Author: M.H. Hitomi

Koichi had to murder two colleagues to graduate as a ninja. But he saved the first one and didn't kill the second one. When he result comes up (2 victories, 0 death) he is considered the return of an ancient legend. Now, with half the ninja leaders wanting him dead and the other use him, his psychic abilities, new spy turned to lover, and political plotting he'll have to survive. At least until a real treat - up coming Japan's civil war - arrives.
 
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Liv_au

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Aug 18, 2018
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Title: Beyond the Mirror
Genre: YA Fantasy with romance elements (#ownvoices)
Length: 74,000
Author: Olivia Oh

Sixteen-year-old tech geek Sophie Lee has two goals in life—find the source of her reoccurring dreams of magic and another world, and to never let a boy see her wearing her duckling-patterned PJs. She fails on both counts when a swoony prince from a hidden kingdom appears and pulls her through her bedroom mirror to help him take down an evil overlord. With no clue what she’s doing, Sophie must awaken powers she didn’t know she had before the war spills over from Huokang into Earth to threaten the lives of her loved ones.
 
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Title: Compassion Fatigue
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction w/Romantic Elements (there is an HEA)
Length: 98,000
Author: Viktoria Dahill

Cassie, a millennial veterinarian, embarks on a sabbatical in search of connection again after a difficult euthanasia unearths her severe burnout.

Oliver, the garish veterinary programme head at one of Britain’s notorious rural agricultural colleges, and unbeknownst to Cassie, the Thirteenth Lord Wright of Elmore, longs to feel the way he did when his wife was alive.

But will Cassie choose to remain in the UK once her student visa is up, and will the landed gentry accept her if she does?
 
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Caila

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Oct 25, 2020
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Title: PARSIDUS
Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Karen Maatman

Fifteen-year-old Misha is recruited by an interplanetary organisation that assesses sustainability, guardianship, and security risks on developing planets. But as Earth’s audit approaches, Misha discovers some people are willing to kill to use the audit to their own advantage.
 
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  • Title: On Toor
  • Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary + Fantasy
  • Length: 54,000 words
  • Author: Monica S. Baker

Twelve year-old Prince Lerner never wanted to tour with his estranged and wiley Rock Star dad but he did. When he gets stuck with his dad on the tour bus that breaks down in Nana’s Wisconsin driveway, he escapes with ice fishing ... and Toor, the book he’s writing in his head. But his needy dad and a local bully demand attention and Toor—it’s spun out of control.
 
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TITLE: Alphabet Battle
GENRE: Picture book (non-rhyming)
LENGTH: 532
AUTHOR: Meaghan Mountford

Letter O, a writer of odes, needs calm to compose, but the BOP, PING, BOING from Q playing squash with U is too LOUD! Q and O’s shouting battle causes the paper to crinkle and crumple, wrinkle and rumple. Will Q and O mend hurt feelings and save the words on the page?
 
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Traci G.

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Where Is Lucy Ann Shanahan?
Genre: PB Fiction
Length: 445 words
Author: Traci Grigg

In a garden by the sea it’s time for the alpacas’ daily stroll, but where is Lucy Ann Shanahan? Maya Papaya finds the others hiding in the maze, leaping with goats, strutting with peacocks, humming in harmony, but she can’t find Lucy Ann Shanahan. Where is she?
 
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L.C. Cintolesi

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: The Earth's Queen And The Fake God Who summoned The Zombies.

Genres: Fantasy YA, Mythology

Words: 110,000

Author: Loreto Cintolesi.



2400 year ago, a Buddha student asked his teacher what he thought about superpowers. Buddha answered: To gain super human abilities is a collateral result of meditation, and spiritual development. But the important part is growing, and many people search this path just for the powers. That's why I despise the exhibitionist and hide my own abilities. (Fragment of an old Sanskrit text this author found when learning Yoga and meditation.)



Could you write a book with that? I did. I built a fantasy world doing a crossover of Buddha's words and mythology from all the world for explaining why we believe in the strange legends our grandparents raised us. Of an alternative past where element benders -fire, water, lighting, earth and wind- walked between normal humans and the Earth's Queen ruled them all.
 
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Title: MATILDA Rescues Me
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 368 words
Author/Illustrator: Anne Lambert

Dark clouds of endless homework and loud noises follow a boy home from school. While behind his front door, a new friend waits to meet him. She just may be the comfort he needs. A calico cat, Matilda helps soften the noises in the boy’s head, makes homework less stressful and brings him wooly presents—a new bedtime ritual. Life becomes easier with Matilda around.
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D. K. Pede

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Oct 1, 2021
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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
 
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