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

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.

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Karen Keesling

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Feb 10, 2021
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Title: KAI’S CANOE
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 485 words + 170 Glossary & Backmatter
Author: Karen Keesling

It’s Kai’s first Hawaiian kids’ regatta, and he’s determined to steer his team’s outrigger to victory! But when he sees a struggling surfer, he must decide if helping is worth sinking their chance of winning. Kai and his teammates just might discover something far more important than the finish line waiting for them.
 
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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.

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Karen Keesling

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Feb 10, 2021
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Title: FAMILY RECIPE
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 510 Words
Author: Karen Keesling

Together, a girl and her mom bake sambusak, an Iraqi-Jewish pastry. With Mom’s tips, the young baker sifts for magic, but the secret spice won’t rise. Culture and food intertwine, igniting the senses in this recipe-formatted picture book.

Thank you for your consideration.
 
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KatieW

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Jun 6, 2018
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Title: ISLAND IN THE SKY
Genre: Informational fiction
Word Count: 460 words, 300 words Author's note
Author: Katie Walsh

Strong and mighty, Tree grows beside a great lake. Home to creatures big and small, she protects them against the harsh storms that pummel the shore. But after years of wild winds, the ground erodes around her. Now an ISLAND IN THE SKY with her roots hugging the earth, Tree must hold on to keep the forest from crashing into the water below.
 
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krista_writes_stories

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Oct 24, 2019
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Title: Lucky Strike
Genre: MG Contemporary Fantasy
Length: 41,000 words
Author: Krista Barrett

Awkward, fact-addicted 11-year-old Lenny Finkelsteen gets lucky when lightning strikes and gifts him with a super power. It proves to be his fast ticket to what he’s always dreamed of: fame. But he must choose between his best friend and his newfound popularity, and the school bully is standing in the way of both.
GREG HEFFLEY w/SUPERPOWERS
 
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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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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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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 x FINAL FANTASY X: 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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mycupoftea&pen

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Feb 12, 2021
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Pitch to Karly Dizon, Associate Literary Agent at Fuse Literary​




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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: 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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phyllishemann

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Oct 30, 2020
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Title: Serial
Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller
Length: 68,000 words
Author: Phyllis Hemann

VERONICA MARS X FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Only 15-year-old Sparrow Smith can link a serial killer to her family’s murders. She navigates high school hiding who she is, but also repressing memories. After a new murder, she must unravel her past to catch him - and keep her friends safe.
 
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phyllishemann

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Oct 30, 2020
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Title: A Lady Can Paint
Genre: PB Narrative NF
Length: 730 words with back matter
Author: Phyllis Hemann

Sofonisba was a girl who dreamed of being an artist, except in the Renaissance, all artists were men. She refused to let this stop her. Sofonisba studied art, painted portraits of her sisters and brother, and even convinced the great Michelangelo to teach her.
 
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Adeeba Jafri

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Feb 12, 2021
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Title: Maya's Chance
Genre: PB/ BIPOC
Length: 500 words
Author: Adeeba Jafri

Pitch:
Playing a board game of Parchees with your cousins is fun, but when Maya doesn’t roll a six, she must learn to manage her frustration. Maya’s Chance is a math / BIPOC story about probabilities, outcome and big feelings.

Comps: Circle! Sphere! by Grace Lin, Usha and the Big Digger by Anita Knight

Thank you for your consideration,
Adeeba
 
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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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AEtman

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Ten To Midnight
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 105,000 words
Author: Alexandra Etman

Centuries ago, three witches stole the power to tear down mountains, summon lightning, and cast death with a glance. While some Celestials still seek what belongs to them, others use the witches’ descendants as pawns. A war is brewing, and both sides have found their champions in the witch gangs of present-day Amsterdam.
Mila—the sister who turns her ragged shoes sentient— and Zara—the sister who’s embraced her darkest powers under her cruel indenture to Ierla, the Celestial of Fire—will end up on opposite sides of a war.
The gods are coming, and they aren't kind.
 
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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: Saturday on the Bay
Genre: PB (Lyrical)
Length: 504
Author/Illustrator: Amanda Wastrom

In the silent, stone-gray sky, not even the birds are up yet. Boats wait. And the morning wind—wet and cold—dips its fingers into the harbor. In SATURDAY BY THE BAY, four girls wake before dawn, giddy to spend the day on their Dads’ fishing boat. Whether it’s the rushing wind, the flash of silvery scales, or the laughing gulls’ squawks, the girls catch much more than just a fish.

For sample illustrations, go to: amanda-wastrom.com.
 
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