Pitch to: Karly Dizon, Associate Literary Agent at Fuse Literary

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Pitch to Karly Dizon, Associate Literary Agent at Fuse Literary​




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ljordan6

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Jan 8, 2020
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  • Title: Trolly
  • Genre: YA Comedic Portal Fantasy
  • Length: 73,000 words
  • Author: Laura Jordan
When a 1980s exhibit pulls 18yo Trolly into the past, and a mysterious boy appears in her reality, she must use her imagination to help him and the growing team of hunted kids hiding in the museum. With a nightstick in hand and a bellyful of Grandma’s latest treats, Trolly skirts discovery while balancing her day job as a mediocre electronic beauty salon employee and product tester. The singing nail polish is a bit nosy for her taste, but the mood flavor lipstick is spot on.
 
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SarahFoil

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  • Feb 2, 2019
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    Title: The Bracebridge Courier
    Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
    Length: 70,000 words
    Author: Sarah Foil

    Three things make 16-year-old train conductor Fran, a magical goods smuggler, a pain. Her frenemy keeps showing up to steal her jobs. The dragon she was supposed to deliver hatches two days early. And a dragon rider is hell-bent on killing the hatchling. While racing her new charge to safety, Fran is forced to face her past trauma and come to terms with her sexuality.
     
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    janycampana

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  • Feb 7, 2021
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    ELIZABETH'S NOT-SO-SECRET FRIENDSHIP NOTEBOOK
    398 Words/Picture Book
    By Jany Campana

    Elizabeth prides herself on being friends with everyone. But when new kid Sebastian shows up, he doesn't fall for her sweet tricks. Now this perfectionist must listen to her heart, or face an unbearable spot on her friendship notebook.
     
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    Julie_Farrell

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Edinburgh
    Title: We Are Fractals
    Genre: Contemporary YA romance
    Length: 84,000 words
    Author: Julie Farrell

    Falling in love should be a start, not an end. When lifelong best friends Jess and Isaac kiss under the stars, their fears of losing each other blind them to their futures, pushing them to make stupid decisions which threaten their relationship. But those stars might have a wish or two left for those brave enough to follow their hearts… even to the last person they expected.
     
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    Tiffanie

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    Feb 13, 2020
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    Title: T.E.D
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Length: 66,834
    Author: Tiffanie Hutchings

    COVID hit at the worst time and causing Sophia's anger and depression to surface right at the start of senior year, but with the help of the online platform that she liked to call "therapy", Sophia is driven to help herself and other teens by starting a support group at her school, for those also struggling with life during the pandemic, and to spread the word of mental health awareness.
     
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    TonyaPreece

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    Jan 20, 2020
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    Austin, TX
    Title: The Missing Memories of Cordy O’Reilly
    Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
    Length: 70,000
    Author: Tonya Preece

    The chance to volunteer at a pop punk music festival hangs in the balance for Cordy because of the sudden panic attacks and nightmares triggered by the anniversary of her dad’s death. A therapist says it’s PTSD and recommends Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It sounds like hocus pocus to Cordy, but at least she gets to hang out with the hot guy named Gino in the waiting room. Cordy and Gino bond over music and more, but as her therapy brings memories to the surface, she must face truths about herself and the father she idolized, or everything she’s worked for could crash and burn.
     
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    BexDrate

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    Sep 27, 2021
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    Iowa City
    Title: HALF TREE
    Genre: YA sci-fi thriller
    Length: 92,000 words
    Author: Bex Drate

    KAREN M. MCMANUS meets STRANGER THINGS
    Allison hates that she can read minds, so she blocks everyone out and pretends to be a normal seventeen-year-old. But when her (whoa, he got tall) childhood friend becomes the target of a murder plot, Allison must embrace her loathed power if she is to save him, and just maybe, the human race as she knows it.
     
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    Title: Savage Aria
    Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
    Length: 103,000 words
    Author: Ely Azure

    A Black neurodiverse 17-year-old just wants to be an ordinary teen. His world crashes once he's bitten by a sentient plant in his mom's lab and what starts as an infection, unlocks latent magic in his blood that turns fatal if he doesn't learn to control his abilities. It’s A Monster Calls meets The Opposite of Always.
     
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    Title: THOSE BOOTS
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 417 words
    Author: Reed Hilton-Eddy

    A mother and daughter are growing apart and cannot find common ground. When the daughter, Maya, discovers an old box of her mom’s belongings, she walks a mile in her mom’s boots and finds a path that leads to herself.
     
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    Title: ALMOST A ZEBRA
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 242 words
    Author: Reed Hilton-Eddy

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…. It’s a goose?! ALMOST A ZEBRA playfully challenges the notion that one or two features make an animal. For readers ages 1-4, includes age-appropriate body part recognition, counting, critical thinking and wild animals.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: GUS WOULD RATHER
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 249 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    GRUMPY MONKEY + BEDTIME FOR BATMAN: Gus is grumpy about going to bed. He’d rather do just about anything else… including eat his teacher’s earwax or lock himself in a closet full of bologna burps. Thankfully, his unconventional Grammy has a few tricks up her sleeve to de-grump Gus during his bedtime routine.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: A MILLION PLACES
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 189 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    THE QUIET BOOK + STUCK: There are a million places where a kid can get stuck. Some of them are pretty uncomfortable, like at the end of the line for the bathroom, at the edge of the big kid diving board, or next to your smelliest uncle. This book encourages 2 to 5 year olds to stay stuck in the completely wonderful places, like in your best friend’s treehouse, a summer rainstorm, or your grandmother’s arms.
     
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    museitupeditor

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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Montreal
    Title: I Don't Want a Haircut!
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 543 words
    Author: Lea Schizas

    The first haircut is always the scariest!
    A little boy’s imagination goes wild during his first salon haircut. Even with comforting words by his stylist, little Harry imagines bees buzzing around his ears, a giant pulling on his ears, and even spaceships landing on his head. But Harry gets a surprise when he looks in the mirror.
     
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    MegAuchenbach

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: If You Are an Artist
    Genre: PB Fiction
    Length: 205 words
    Author/Illustrator: Meg Auchenbach

    If you are an artist you daydream, explore and make messes. You listen to flowers, find inspiration in the simplest of places, and most importantly, are never afraid to make a mistake. Through spare text and bright, whimsical illustrations, readers are taken on a journey into the imagination of a young girl who redefines what it means to be an artist.
     
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    Patti Kurtz

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    Aug 25, 2016
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    Title: Checkered Flag
    Genre: YA Contemporary/mystery
    Length: 100,000 words
    Author: Patti J. Kurtz

    As a girl competing in a primarily male sport, sixteen-year-old Jess knows the odds are against her. She never expected to be accused of cheating, much less framed for sabotaging other drivers’ racecars. Jess must find the real saboteur or her dream of racing the Junior Circuit ends here.
     
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    LaurenDMSmith

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    Sep 12, 2020
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    Ontario
    • Title: The Apprentice’s Apprentice
    • Genre: YA Fantasy
    • Length: 54,000 words
    • Author: Lauren D.M. Smith
    Learning magic isn’t what Cora had pictured for her last year of high school. Neither was her magical stalker, who has been obsessed with her for years. With rogue mages, spells on her, and a murderous stalker to deal with, this year officially sucks.
     
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    chellypike

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    Jul 5, 2020
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    New Orleans
    Title: SANTA MUERTE
    Genre: YA Contemporary (with spec elements)
    Length: 63,000 words
    Author: Chelly Pike


    It’d be insane to kill her best friend’s step-brother, right? Searching through prayer cards for a Saint for a school project at her prestigious New Orleans all-girls Catholic school, 17yo Roan Sepulvelda Robichaux finds Santa Muerte. Or did Santa Muerte find her? Roan lit a candle and said a prayer, and maybe got away with murder. Is Amalie’s brother next?
     
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    Title: A Crown of Fangs and Feathers
    Genre: YA Fantasy with Romance
    Length: 74,000words
    Author: Sandy Butchers


    Raven wishes battling an army of undead soldiers is the easiest obstacle in life she’ll have to overcome.

    Hailed as the last resort to free Alvar, Prince of Ulfgard, from his cursed, beastly form, she finds herself tangled in a web of witchcraft and magic between the crown of a cruel king and a coven of vengeful witches.

    With the pyres lit and her wicked aunt fanning the flames, Raven’s legacy as the daughter of a powerful enchantress must save her from a fate burning at the stake and a kingdom of curses brought on by centuries of oppression.
     
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