Pitch to: Kortney Price, Ravenquill Literary Agency

Title: Go to Bed Stinkbug!
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 414 words
Author: Stephanie Maksymiw

A tiny, NOISY bug makes himself heard at night but no one wants to hear his BUZZZZING. Just one night-loving friend is all he wants, but all the humans want to do is sleep unless he can learn to be considerate of others.
 
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Title: Fibbin' 'Nocchio
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 155 words
Author: Stephanie Maksymiw

Cows don't jump over moons nor do kittens wear mittens. When Pinocchio says he sees all these things, his nose spirals out of control. Explore the world of nursery rhymes in a counting book using the Fibonacci sequence (STEM).
 
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Robyn Ryle

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Title: FAIR GAME
Genre: YA contemporary
Length: 76,000 words
Author: Robyn Ryle

Amanda’s put up with the boys’ basketball team getting all the attention, money, and crowds for way too long. When the boys trick Amanda and her friends into giving up the “good” gym yet again, Amanda puts their season and their futures on the line by challenging them to a game—boys against girls. If Amanda’s gone too far, she might be responsible for single-handedly setting girls sport at Madison back twenty years. Amanda puts everything on the line to answer the question—can the girls beat the boys—and along the way discovers that might not be the most important question to ask.
 
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kristimcmanus

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Feb 13, 2020
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Title: Poor Unfortunate Souls
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 80,000
Author: Kristi McManus

When magical mermaid, Sereia, outshines her brother and expected heir to the sea, Triton, he curses her to the form of a human and strips her of magic with a warning: return to the sea, and become a monster. Rescued on the shores of Atlantis by a kind merchant with a tragic past, Sereia utilizes her skills in combat to join their army, but stokes the hatred of a rival who is determined to discover her secrets. When a new friend’s life is threatened if she does not intervene, Sereia faces being burned at the stake as a witch, or turning into a monster should she return to the sea.

The Little Mermaid x Lore
 
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KaraSibilia

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Oct 28, 2020
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Title: OPEN WHEN
Genre: Picture Book (Fiction)
Length: 478 Words
Author: Kara Sibilia

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Ellie is heartbroken when her visit with Grandma ends. So the two share special letters to keep in touch when they can’t be together.

OPEN WHEN is a lyrical love letter encouraging connection with far away family and friends. Optional back matter on how to write your own ‘Open When’ letters is included.

Comps: LETTERS FROM BEAR by Gauthier David; I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
 
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KaraSibilia

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Oct 28, 2020
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Title: THIS BOOK WILL BLAST OFF IN 10 SECONDS!
Genre: Picture Book (Informational Fiction)
Length: 761 Words (299-fiction, 462-NF sidebars)
Author: Kara Sibilia

Pitch:

THIS BOOK WILL BLAST OFF IN 10 SECONDS! That’s right, we’re heading to S-P-A-C-E; SPACE! Take a romping, rollicking, out-of-this-world adventure, and learn the sights, sounds, and sensations of a real rocket launch. STEM components and back matter enrich this interactive text. Let the countdown begin!

Comps: PLUTO GETS THE CALL by Adam Rex (for the playful narration); YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE by Jason Chin (for the STEM components).
 
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Kathleen Lowry

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Sep 12, 2021
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Title: DECLAN’S WORLD & THE GRUMP
Genre: Picture Book/SEL
Length: 475
Author: Kathleen Lowry

YouTube's Ryan’s World X MY MONSTER & ME
When 6yo Vlogger Declan awakes to a Grump with eye-crossing breath ready to ruin his day, he hops on his channel to show followers his tricks for ditching Grumps. But a yuck breakfast and prodding mom fuel the Grump’s powers over Declan, proving to be a hard Grump to ditch.
 
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Kathleen Lowry

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Title: PRESS PLAY! IMPORTANT MESSAGE INSIDE
Genre: Picture Book/Interactive
Length: 460
Author: Kathleen Lowry

PRESS PLAY! IMPORTANT MESSAGE INSIDE about the amazing, important you. Rewind the story to listen twice about how asking for help makes you smart. Pause the book to dive deep into your creativity. And be sure to scream out loud the most important part that you always need to know.
 
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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 Kortney, Hope you are well. Thank you for considering my pitch. Kind regards, Stephanie
 
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Steph

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Title: The Ghosts of Hawkthorn
Genre: Middle Grade
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 Kortney, Hope you are well. Thank you for considering my pitch. Kind regards, Stephanie
 
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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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  • 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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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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  • 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: The Ninja Squirrels of the Hundred Acre Wood
Genre: MG Fantasy Hybrid Graphic Novel
Length: 30,000 words
Author: Mike Hays

The Hundred Acre Wood is known for its innocent, peaceful, and joyful environment. That does not happen by accident. The elite Ninja Squirrels and their new recruit Kuji are always there struggling to protect the Wood and its inhabitants from the evil Arachne, who will stop at nothing to defeat the Ninja Squirrels and drain the magical power that gives the Wood its inherent goodness.
 
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Amdenisch

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Title: Hell and High Water: Prophecy

Genre: New Adult SFF

Length: 72,000 words

Author: Anna Denisch

In a world filled mostly with ocean, there is a war brewing between the humans and the humanoid mutants that inhabit the planet. A prophecy is discovered that could win the war for either side. But when the man meant to fulfill this prophecy is slain, the remaining characters must deal with the aftermath, and find a new way to preserve life.
 
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Amdenisch

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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: 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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