Pitch to: Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent at The Seymour Agency

SandySue

Paper jockey
Feb 13, 2019
10
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1,146
Springfield, IL
Title: One Small Summer
Genre: MG Fantasy
Length: 57,000
Author: Sandra Panting

Decades ago, a group of little folk left their main underground colony and made new colonies in above ground locations, however the main colony is determined to reunite all the colonies and have resorted to unsavory means to make this happen. But when Josie and her step-sister get shrunk after accidentally walking into a fairy war, they're drawn into the little folk problems while they work to return to normal size. The little folk insist they're trying to help, but what if they're not?
 
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Cheryl018

scribbler
Sep 12, 2021
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0
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Chicago
Title: A WANTS TO BE C
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 451 words
Author: Cheryl Simon

Anxious A dreaded the pressure of being first for attendance and line leader. She admired C for her calm and cool nature and was convinced life would be better as C. But when C came down with a case of SEAsonal allergies, A got to fill in for C and realized life as C was not as cushy as it appeared.
 
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BeckyWalker

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
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111
Texas
Title: LITTLE LONG LAKE
Genre: PB Fiction (Setting is MC)
Length: 460 words
Author: Becky Walker

Down a gravel road, past a row of battered mailboxes leaning with the passing of time, you’ll find a hidden turnoff that will take you to a place full of magical adventures. It’s been waiting for you, a red and white cottage stuffed full of memories welcoming you back to LITTLE LONG LAKE. Grab your swimsuit, bug spray, cane pole, and squirmy worms, and join this lyrical journey where summer memories are made...SPLASH!

Thank you!
 
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JenWein

scribbler
Oct 30, 2020
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0
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West Virginia
Title: The Great Worm Escape
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 483
Author: Jennifer Weingardt

Riley finds it hard to make friends at her new school. During Show and Tell, one of her pet worms escapes and she and her new classmates must find him before the principal discovers him first. New friends join together to hunt him down and do silly worm dances along the way.
 
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J.D. Faver

Instructor
Feb 13, 2011
169
40
8,606
Texas. USA
www.junefaver.com
Title: Legend
Genre: YA-Fantasy
Length: 50,231
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Nerdy in high school means smart enough to deal with the world, but when you’re nerdy and discover you’re a witch, descended from generations of strong witchy women , the world suddenly looks scary. Aside from learning of her gifts, Mercy has to deal with Alistair, her now missing grandmother’s cat, to act as adviser. Then the hottest boy in school asks her out, stirring jealousy in the ‘mean girl’ camp. This is a minor annoyance compared to the roiling disaster arising when the coven of evil witches, emboldened by the absence of Mercy’s grandmother, plan to take over the town. Mercy and her two non-witch besties scramble to protect the town, while Mercy’s prospective boyfriend is kept in the dark. This is the first of 5 novels in the series.
 
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BeckyWalker

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
0
0
111
Texas
Title: MY FEARLESS SHADOW
Genre: PB Fiction, SEL
Length: 435 words
Author: Becky Walker

A young girl sees opportunities throughout the day to befriend a lonely classmate, protect a pal from bullies and ask a widow to join her family for dinner. But she lacks the courage to act. So her FEARLESS SHADOW leads by example until she gains the confidence to finally step into her own shadow.

Thank you!
 
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J.D. Faver

Instructor
Feb 13, 2011
169
40
8,606
Texas. USA
www.junefaver.com
Title: Haley’s Magic Day
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 996
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver


Haley is wearing her purple overalls when she and her Nana visit a magic shop, where the owner, Geoffrey the Magician, invites them to look around, but warns them not to touch anything. While Nana is checking the books, Haley uncorks a bottle and inhales a wisp of pink vapor, which unfortunately, turns her into a pink flamingo in purple overalls. This is when Geoffrey breaks down, admitting that he just bought the shop from Wesley the Magician, and he has no idea what the potions do. Desperate trial and error with mystical outcomes ends with an ALMOST perfect return to normal.
 
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J.D. Faver

Instructor
Feb 13, 2011
169
40
8,606
Texas. USA
www.junefaver.com
Title: Nellynob Needletoes
Genre: Middle Grade
Length: 3,546
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver


Nellynob interacts with her friends and neighbors. All have different abilities and together their community is reciprocal, each member giving and receiving to meet the community needs. And yet, her friends take their talents for granted, wishing they had different abilities. Nellynob does her best to help her friends grow. A middle-grade with a message. Everyone has different talents and abilities.
 
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J.D. Faver

Instructor
Feb 13, 2011
169
40
8,606
Texas. USA
www.junefaver.com
Title: Stubborn Shoes
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 996
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver


Cassie is sent to her room to reflect on her very stubborn behavior. She does not believe this applies to her. She throws herself across her bed, but when her mother calls her to supper, she finds that her shoes are rebelling and refuse to allow her to put them on her feet. She has quite a time trying to convince the stubborn shoes to cooperate.
 
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J.D. Faver

Instructor
Feb 13, 2011
169
40
8,606
Texas. USA
www.junefaver.com
Hi Lynnette! I sincerely apologize for posting this glut of pitches. I'm so excited about this opportunity I shared it with all my friends. Please just shake your head & ignore me if my stories are not for you, but I appreciate your time & attention. I will leave you with the last of my tidbits. Sorry. ;)
3 lines/3 stories
Wind Song:
A middle grade about a girl, her horse and a tornado.
The Land of Me: This picture book celebrates everyone’s unique differences.
Weasel Woe: A Suess-like tale of two weasel brothers who encounter a measles-covered martin (art included)
 
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kittooney

scribbler
Sep 29, 2021
0
0
21
New York
Title: Rat, Jack, and the Impossible Job
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Length: 71,000 words
Author: Camellia Phillips

After tentacled machines invade Earth, twelve-year-old swashbuckling spy Rat and her best friend, cautious inventor Jack, lead a crew of “sewer-smart” orphans. When their youngest crew member gets sick, they’ll barter anything to cure him, even something they don’t have: a valuable power source from the invaders’ fortress. Time for an epic heist!
 
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Aminator01

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
0
0
21
30004
Title: Dinosaur Adventure
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 504 words
Author: Amy LaPointe

When ten dinosaurs set their sights on a great adventure, nothing can stop them! Except, one gets tangled in tree branches, another stops for lunch, and yet another is distracted by a shadow-friend. Soon the dinosaurs are down to one, but when he shows up at the beach, he finds quite the surprise!
 
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GayleenR

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
0
0
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Austin, Texas
Title: CANYON HOME
Genre: Contemporary MG
Word Count 42,000
Author: Gayleen Rabakukk

HOOT meets The PARENT TRAP
12-year-old Tony views the plan of a greedy mine owner as a way to convince his environmentalist mom to stay at the Grand Canyon (instead of moving for grad school). But when he discovers the damage uranium mining could do, he finds creative ways to rally a team to protect the canyon he loves.
 
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Lynnette Novak
I’d like to see more! Please paste your pitch and query in the body of the email and attach the first three chapters as a docx. Put your title and Autumn Pitchfest in the subject line and send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #ExcitedToRead

Best,

Lynnette
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PRPalisch

Storyteller
Jul 16, 2018
10
13
2,186
Illinois
Title: ERIDU
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Length: 80,000
Author: PRPalisch

A demi-goddess is deceived into releasing the souls of an ancient race who swore vengeance on the gods and humans of Mesopotamia. She vows to recapture them, but first must make a deal with the queen of the underworld and convince a trickster god into helping her. If she fails many humans will die, she’ll rot in the underworld, and the human boy she loves will spend eternity in a dark pit.
 
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Title: March of the Porcupines
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary
Length: 44,000 words
Author: Mark Kennedy

Creed has 12 hours to pass a final, hand in a term paper, cure a sick teacher, and prevent Owen from stealing the class presidency, or he can never show his face in school again. However, the school thief, the uncompromising hall guard, and the class pranksters are not going to make it easy. Think a humorous “24” for the middle-grade audience.
 
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jennimeade

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
0
0
26
Maryland
  • Title: Living on a Prayer
  • Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
  • Length: 95,000 words
  • Author: Jenni Meade

Killing a mob boss isn’t easy--killing one gifted with supernatural sight is even harder. And if that same boss is your dad... well, good luck.
Caspar St. Cyr has his own ghost-given gift of prophecy that could even up the odds, but it'll still take a miracle--and a crack team, while all he's got is the ghost possessing him, the hitman that killed his best friend, and the chaotic thief that they're all a little in love with.

 
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MkWrites

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
0
0
26
Michigan
Title: Styx
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Length: 91,000
Author: Michelle Kulwicki

YOU AND ME AT THE END OF THE WORLD x THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE

Zan was supposed to live and Bastian was supposed to die--both owe The Ferryman a debt neither has yet to pay.

Styx: Where one of them has to pass over.

Styx: The not-so-perfect place to fall in love.

Thank you so much for your consideration!
 
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Title: Shimine
Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction
Length: 78,000
Author: Jennifer Lott

10-year-old Lisa chases her shiny cell phone to a world of shine-eating aliens who use portals to steal shiny objects from Earth. Scientists are trying to destroy alien portal technology, which would strand Lisa in the alien world. Becoming best friends with an alien girl sets her on a mission to educate the grownups: if she can prove that the aliens will take a few dollars’ worth of shiny trinkets over thousands in dull bills, maybe a tentative peace can begin.
 
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Alice Fitzpatrick

Calligrapher
Aug 11, 2018
8
0
1,671
Toronto
Title: Secrets in the Water
Genre: Adult Traditional Mystery
Length: 88,000 words
Author: Alice Fitzpatrick

When Kate was just three years old, the body of her beloved Aunt Emma washed up on the beach, an apparent suicide. At her grandmother’s funeral, she’s confronted with the islanders’ suspicion that her aunt was murdered, and she decides she must finally learn the truth. Along the way, she confronts shameful secrets from her family’s past to track down a killer who has eluded detection for fifty years.
 
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tmwriter724

scribbler
Mar 1, 2010
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Title: Secret in the Attic
Genre: Middle Grade Adventure / Fantasy
Length: 30,000 words
Author: Tara Manderino

Inserting himself into a game of field hockey might not be the brightest thing Ash had ever done, especially since it was taking place 4,000 years in the past, but he couldn’t help blurting out ‘score’ when the ball crossed the goal. It was all because of the fountain pen he found in the attic; the one with the ability to transport him and his siblings to different times and places. Learning the past first hand was interesting, as long as he could figure out how to get back home to the 21st Century. This is the first in a series of adventures for middle grade readers.

Thank you!
 
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