Pitch to: Kortney Price, Ravenquill Literary Agency

A NIGHT AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
MG Horror
51,000 words
By Lynn Grace Wong

Twelve-year-old budding photographer Tala dismisses her dead grandmother’s voice and unwittingly awakens a century-old lighthouse rumored to be a Collector of Souls. She must set aside her camera and fight off monsters straight out of Filipino folklore or risk her and her friends being imprisoned in the lighthouse forever.
 
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JanaMattern

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Feb 10, 2021
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Texas
Title: A FRIEND FOR DINNER
Genre: Picture Book (dark humor)
Length: 360 Words
Author: Jana Mattern


Things get awkward when Vulture’s chicken dinner suddenly wakes up from a nap. With a rocky start to friendship, and a surprise dangerous encounter, Vulture and Chicken must find a way to work things out before someone gets eaten!
 
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Grousefeathers

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Sep 13, 2021
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Seattle
Title: Henri and the Book of Sighs
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure
Word Count: 43,000
Author: Ruth Dight


Henri, a medieval orphan, follows haunting images he discovers in a book to find out what happened to his family and learns of his inherited obligation to end a war. He struggles with doing the right thing, leaving his dog at risk of being eaten.
 
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jenmoncuse

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Feb 13, 2020
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Enfield CT
Title: The Bike Rack Falls
Genre: Middle Grade (early)
Length: 6,200
Author: J Monkeys

The first day of third grade at the Baker Street Elementary School should have been a great day for Humphrey “Homes” Jefferies—until his dreams of a wind-whipping race home are smashed when he finds that the bike rack has fallen over and his brand-new, uber-cool bike has been stolen. Certain that nefarious plans are afoot, and with both ADHD and a sugar addiction, Homes needs his twin brother, Dwight Wilbur “DW” Jefferies, to help him follow clues and interview suspects. Can these African-American twins adopted into a multicultural family solve the mystery before Homes must suffer the ultimate humiliation: riding his old dinosaur bike in the town’s bike parade?

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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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Kathy Halsey

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Sep 29, 2021
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Title: PLANTIMALS WAIT FOR YOU
Genre: PB with STEM elements
Length: 220 words
Author: Kathy Halsey

Thank you for this opportunity, Kortney.

Put on your Alice-in-Wonderland glasses. Find dragons that snap, lilies that roar, and other plant-animal look-alikes. Plants aren’t animals . . . or are they? Imagination and intentional page turns tell the tale that combines poetry, observation, and exploration of plantimals.


PLANTIMALS explores the themes of Outside In by Deborah Underwood and the call to experience nature in The Hike by Alison Farrell.
 
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adr90

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Aug 25, 2016
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Title: Gale
Genre: YA Historical fantasy
Length: 92,000 words
Author: Adrianne Karasek

Murron, a selkie, washes onto Callum’s Orkney shore in 1746, warning of danger coming from the sea. Nature begins to unravel as storms batter Callum’s fishing village, threatening starvation and death. Together, they must defeat capricious faeries before the gales destroy Callum’s home and the faeries trap Murron under the sea forever.
 
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J.D. Faver

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Feb 13, 2011
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Title: Bringing Home Bacon
Genre: Middle Grade
Length: 20,246 words
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Bringing Home Bacon explores the relationship between ten-year-old Lizzy and her twelve-year-old brother, Theo, whom she idolizes. Their small rural town and close family serves as background for their adventures. Lizzy fears a craggy old hermit, who chases the children when they invade his property. His old hound dog, Bacon, is always by his side. The children have many interactions with the elderly man and his dog. The story arc evolves as Lizzy becomes her own person, befriends the old man, acknowledges her brother’s shortcomings and takes charge of her own choices.
 
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J.D. Faver

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Feb 13, 2011
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Title: Mean Morty’s Bones
Genre: Middle Grade
Word Count: 999
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver


Sara is the smallest girl in the third grade, but when Mean Morty shoves her down as she is trying to board the bus after school, she decides to find just one nice thing about him. This is all about taming the bully and finding a middle ground.
 
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Title: The Trouble with Bubbles
Genre: Picture Book, LGBTQIA+
Word count: 420
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.

WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS X THE WONDER PETS

Bubbles, the guinea pig, fears the kindergarteners will not love a class pet that is neither a boy nor a girl. Bubbles loves everything about living with the kindergarteners. When the pet discovers that each child is called a boy or a girl, the guinea pig hides from the class. Can Bubbles truly feel at home with the kindergarteners if they discover the class pet’s secret?
 
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Title: The best Show and Tell Ever?
Genre: Picture Book, DIS
Word Count: 495
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! X RESCUE & JESSICA

Emma can’t contain her enthusiasm about bringing her sister's dog to Show and Tell. She doesn't mean to be so bossy with her classmates, but Hero is a service dog who cannot be petted when he is working. Emma worries about what could go wrong: What if the German Shepard gets distracted? Will the kindergarteners remember the rule? Will this be the best or worst Show and Tell ever?
 
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SandySue

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Feb 13, 2019
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Springfield, IL
Title: High School Hop
Genre: YA Historical
Length: 74,600
Author: Sandra Panting

Brief history - High School Hop is based on the true life show American Bandstand back in the late 1950s during what was known as the Philadelphia years. The ordinary teens who danced on the show became household names, received hundreds of fan letters weekly, and were mobbed everywhere they went. American Bandstand continued to broadcast into the late 1980s after it relocated to Hollywood, however the popularity of teen dancers was never again matched from those early years.

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June 1958 - Sixteen-year-old Greta Stango’s parents believe Greta should marry right out of high school, but Greta wants something more. Granted she has no idea what that is, but now she’s a ‘regular’ on everyone’s favorite dance show, High School Hop, she finally feels accepted. However, her parents and friends aren’t so happy with the new Greta, and continuing with her current mindset could cost her future.
 
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J.D. Faver

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Feb 13, 2011
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Texas. USA
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Title: Walking in Winter
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 236
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Walking in Winter is a picture book wherein a brother and sister take a walk around their yard after the first snowfall and then build a snowman. It is filled with sensory reactions as they experience this event.
 
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Sburdorf

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Aug 3, 2019
19
18
1,831
Tennessee
Title: A GHOST’S CHANCE
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 78,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

High School senior Bekka has only one goal in life – divest herself of the ghost of ex-flame Ryan Cooper who won’t leave her alone no matter how much sage she burns. Honestly, just because she was “sort of” responsible for his demise, doesn’t mean she owes him the rest of her corporeal life, does it? But when her dad is kidnapped by the jewel thieves she and Ryan were running from the day he died, she learns that friendships from beyond the veil do have their advantages.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
19
18
1,831
Tennessee
Title: MONSTERS IN THE CIRCLE
Genre: MG Dystopian Fantasy
Length: 43,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

12 year old Tess has always wanted to be a Hunter like her best friend Olivia, but with a withered leg Tess is forced to do tasks usually reserved for the very young, very old, or infirm. When Tess saves a village Elder from certain death she is permitted to join the Hunters on their next sojourn and discovers she can mind-talk animals. Suddenly, she is so popular Olivia is jealous and vows to discover Tess’s secret as they hunt the Beast of Horath Mountain, but when they are forced to depend on each other for survival both girls discover that handicaps can be more than physical, and friendships can be stronger than the weakest link.
 
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ScribblingDrake

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Jan 23, 2021
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USA
  • Title: I Am Nobody
  • Genre: MG Graphic Novel SF, OWN
  • Length: 29,000 words
  • Author: Marco Santomenna
Anxious middle-schooler Max wants nothing more than a quiet year with his best friend, Amy, but after a disastrous party leads to Max getting teleportation powers, he quickly finds that the pressures of having powers are too great, especially when he has to keep it a secret. When his bully, Brian, finds out, he blackmails Max into robbing a bank or risk losing his anonymity forever. Now Max must decide if he has what it takes to be a hero, or do what Brian wants, and become a villain.
 
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--Jerome

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Oct 20, 2020
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UK
Title: Dad or Die
Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 87,000 words
Author: Jerome Jochems

An offbeat boarding school is Tyler Tillens's chance to escape his parents' clutches, but only if he can hide a dark family secret – and hide his crush on roommate Seamus from his parents. Seamus and devoted mentor Mr Gates show Tyler that his future isn't as fixed as the burn mark on his chest, but any misstep could prove fatal: Father's cult doesn't shy away from murder. And Tyler isn't the only one keeping secrets.
 
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14grecok

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Aug 31, 2020
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Pittsburgh
Title: Reusable

Genre: Chick-lit with cozy mystery elements

Length: 78,000 words

Author: Kaitlin Greco

When YouTube sensation Jenna Caprisi is filmed poaching elephants in Africa with Dom Mergeniere, her career crumbles faster than a paper straw. The video appears fabricated until Dom is murdered, but the only one on the pier that night was Jenna’s arch-rival, Nina Armant. Can Jenna and Nina team up to find out who really should be canceled before they both become another plastic bag casualty?
 
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  • Title: The Botany Project
  • Genre: LGBT+ Upper YA thriller (with some soft sci-fi elements)
  • Length: 82,000 words
  • Author: Hailey Leonard
Welcome to The Botany Project: your latest hidden-camera reality show obsession. The last thing 18-year-old Natalie Curtis remembers, she was found guilty of second-degree homicide, ruining her plans of going to Stanford and tarnishing her "Little Miss Perfect" reputation. Now, she's stranded on an empty tropical island with nine other violent criminals, all with one common goal: survive until the end of the season and claim the ultimate prize of having their crimes completely absolved.
 
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Victoria

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Sep 29, 2021
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Los Angeles

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Title: Halloween House
Genre: PB
Length: 252 words
Author: Victoria Aranda

Halloween House really wants to be visited by trick-or-treaters with bones in the kitchen, and candy corn on toast. He’s waiting. Knock knock!
 
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