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Title: The Sooner I Go
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 81,000
Author: Heather Cumiskey

18-year-old Brynn, a former performing arts high school student, is ready to embark on her singing career with her musician husband when her parents and husband die tragically on the same night. Left on her own, Brynn inherits her parents’ debt and is forced to forgo her singing aspirations for a summer internship at a prestigious NYC ad agency where she meets 20-year-old advertising heir, Micah. Brynn plunges in headfirst until a stranger comes forward seeking revenge and threatens her second shot at love.
 
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Title: NO WHEY, MISS MUFFET! A FARM-TO-TUFFET GUIDE ON HOW CHEESE CURDS ARE MADE
Genre: Picture book
Length: 529 words
Author: Stacy W. Flannery

Miss Muffet and Spider have reconciled their differences to come together to educate inquisitive minds on how North America’s cheesiest, squeakiest snack is created. The newly empowered nursery rhyme characters outline the curd-making journey from cow to creamery, pasteurization to coagulation. A humorous chord is struck when describing this 200-year-old method, but it just might be Miss Muffet who has the last laugh.





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curtinsj

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Title: Shoot Straight, Stay Center
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 70,000
Author: Shannon J. Curtin

The two most important things in 16-year-old Paige Race’s life are 1) her best friend and teammate, Savannah (Van), and 2) her quest for the title of Top Shooter in the Pennsylvania Rifle League. Then Van doesn’t make the team, their friendship starts to crumble, and the person responsible is none other than transfer student Keith Nicholson, the handsome shooter who beat Paige last year. With a scholarship on the line, Paige finds herself caught between her best friend and her best shot at college and her loyalty could cost her everything, even the friendship she’s trying to save.
 
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Title: Buds and Bees
Genre: Picture book/fiction
Length: 393 words
Author: Russell Wolff

Bees can be such bullies! When a bee won’t buzz off, a determined girl seeks the courage to get past it to pick a wildflower bouquet for her dad’s special day. But is the bee really a bully, and is bravery enough?

Thanks for your consideration!
 
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mccawp

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Feb 6, 2021
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Iowa
Title: A PORTRAIT OF MAGIC
Genre: MG Fantasy
Word count: 52,000
Author: Pat McCaw

Payton’s family moves to a top-secret NASA location and into the creepy Melville mansion. When she finds a hidden portrait locked behind a red door, she discovers an ancient witch trapped inside the image who needs Payton’s help to escape.

Payton must determine if the witch’s promises of friendship and family are true, or she risks helping a dark witch to destroy her world.
 
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mccawp

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Feb 6, 2021
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Iowa
Title: FRENZIED
Genre: YA contemporary thriller
Word count: 72,500
Author: Pat McCaw

Emily blames her father for her mom’s death, but when he’s mauled by a bear on a fishing trip to the remote Canadian wilderness, she must forgive the past and connect with her diva stepsister, Skylar, or they’ll never survive.
 
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careyfblankenship

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Sep 29, 2021
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Title: The Revived Girls’ Guide to Battling Ghosts
Genre: MG Horror
Length: 59,000 words
Author: Carey Blankenship

Two years ago, 12-year-old Rilee came back from death and brought back anxiety, the ability to see ghosts, and Bob, her talking shadow dog.

While visiting the haunted Crescent Hotel with her parents, Rilee meets Emerson, a 12-year-old professional ghost hunter hoping to free the spirits at the hotel, and the two devise a plan: Rilee will hunt spirits if Emerson helps Rilee prove to her parents that her anxiety doesn’t control her.

To complete this quest, Rilee will have to battle terrifying spirits who won’t leave her alone, an evil specter set on taking away her second life, and growing feelings for Emerson, who’s quickly becoming more than just part of the deal.
 
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Lauren Fraser

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Title: Price of Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Series potential)
Length: 85,000 words
Author: Lauren Fraser

Workaholic Mackenzie O'Connor grew up in the rough inner city and knows the importance of having a safe sanctuary; she has put everything on hold, including her sex life, to save the youth center where she works. Then she meets blue-blooded, bad boy, Jake Turner, and suddenly there's more to life than work. Faced with choosing between her love for Jake and saving the youth center and the kids she has sworn to protect, Kenzie is forced to admit that maybe it’s true what they say- Everyone does have a price.
 
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MichiganBlue

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Sep 30, 2021
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  • Title: ADVENTURES IN DOG SITTING
  • Genre: Romantic Suspense
  • Length: 80,000 words
  • Author: Temma Thomas
  • Comps: Beach Read, Welcome to Temptation, Julie Garwood thrillers
Neuroscientist Isla Palmer plans to spend a carefree summer dog sitting on a Michigan beach, and former flight surgeon Adam Andersson just wants his emergency room clear of unnecessary violence. When Adam decides Isla moving into the house next door threatens his peace, the two are thrust together with no reason to trust one another. With a dog named Finlay, the two uncover a drug syndicate that threatens safety in the small beach town… and Isla’s life.
 
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HNLeonard

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Sep 30, 2021
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  • Title: Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Length: 90,000 words
  • Author: Heather Leonard
Living in the buckle of the Bible Belt poses challenges for closeted witch Hazel Matthews, (although she prefers to be called an "elemental engineer" or "skilled in chance reduction technology" due to the baggage associated with the "w" word). When the untimely death of her former fiancé renews an old battle between the Diaspora (remnants of the supernatural beings who have turned her home town into a magical Casablanca) and the Mystikos, a secret society dedicated to eradicating all magic but their own, Hazel must find the killer to keep the peace. Embracing her magic will either save or destroy her.
 
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Natalie Judith

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Aug 1, 2020
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Title: Back to Us
Genre: Contemporary LGBT (OwnVoices) Romance
Length: 75K
Author: Natalie Duleba

Getting shot is the opposite of Crow’s idea of a good time, but it does get the best friend he’s been in love with for years back in his life after almost six years of estrangement. Constantine thought he would never regret leaving Crow behind after finding him in bed with his girlfriend when they were teenagers, but now Constantine is unable to stay away, helping Crow get back on his feet and reforging their old friendship into something a lot closer to love than hate. But Crow isn’t telling the whole truth behind his shooting and Constantine has lingering doubts he’s not entirely honest about, either — and it all might be enough to rip them apart forever.
 
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Aquawrites

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Title: Dreams of a Dragon Girl
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 109,000 words
Author: Bonnie Jacoby

In a world where dragons were exterminated to stop the plague, an empathic girl believes her grandfather’s forbidden stories of heroic dragons. After waking from a 150-year stasis, a teen dragon is determined to prove that humans are crucial to their survival. But with magic changing the world, igniting old fears and new powers, the girl and the boy dragon must break the shackles of family oppression to save dragons from extinction.

Raya and the Last Dragon meets Red Queen
 
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Vebarger

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Oct 28, 2020
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  • Title: LEARNING SPACE
  • Genre: Middle Grade Scifi
  • Length: 58,000 words
  • Author: Vanessa Barger
MARS EVACUEES x PERCY JACKSON 12 yo genius Rory and his nemesis Mergatroid are stuck together when space pirates attack their intergalactic boarding school. Now they must work together to save the school and the universe without killing each other. Detention will never be the same.
 
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ssanford

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Sep 30, 2021
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Washington
Title: The Boy in the Fog
Genre: YA Horror / paranormal suspense
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Samuel Sanford

Connor and a mysterious figure in the fog may have been the last people to see his classmate before he went missing. When the downtown renovation project unearths a train from the lake, the small town becomes terrorized every night and Connor can’t help but think there’s a connection to his missing classmate. Connor pulls his friends into the mystery of just what was pulled up from the lake’s murky depths and what lurks in the fog; a mystery that will take them through their town's history as they race to save its future.
 
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ssanford

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: Unlamped
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Samuel Sanford

Welcome to Hell: paradise where all fairy tale, horror, and fantasy monsters go to live out their afterlives in peace after they’ve been murdered. Peace, that is, until the genie of the lamp discovers a living human girl hiding amongst them and angels suspiciously arrive to carry out quality control checks for the first time in centuries. The genie discovers the girl is the angels’ secret to bring monsters and magic back to Earth, and must figure out how to return the girl before time runs out and they lose their peaceful afterlife; after all, nobody wants Hell on Earth.
 
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RonCashman

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: Mysteria
Genre: Young Adult Horror/Mystery
Length: 81,000 words
Author: Ron Cashman

Cosmic horror x Buffy x Veronica Mars + a creepy island setting: A girl with a forgotten legacy she wants no part of and a boy trying to help his father overcome his mom’s death find themselves in the crosshairs of a sinister cult bent on awakening an ancient evil.
 
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Ann Devon

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: Tempered
Genre: YA Science Fantasy with Romance
Length: 75,000
Author: Ann Devon

In broken Atracass, a prescient Rhi must find her missing father when the Mayor of Speculo sends her on a mysterious mission. Memories of a past life bleed into prophecy until Rhi can’t tell them apart, both include an alluring blue-eyed stranger who is not her fiancé. When getting information about her father proves challenging, Rhi must connect what clues she has to solve his disappearance and save her family and home.
 
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Pitch to Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent at The Seymour Agency​




Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
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Title: Going Green in Hollywood
Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 69,000 words
Author: Charlotte Hebert


Callie’s parents aren’t paying attention, but then they are self-absorbed movie stars, and Callie is a literal genius, which makes the gulf between them wider. But now that Callie is sixteen, she decides not to let her parents bother her, but rather to use their A-list fame to help save the planet as she joins an environmental-activist group. As the group’s actions become increasingly dangerous—to both themselves and others—Callie must decide whether to go along with the gang and their exploits, or whether to face what is really driving her.
 
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Title: The Truth About Chickens
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary LGBT
Length: 63,000 words
Author: Amy G Coombs

Noah, 12, painfully shy and possibly pansexual, hides behind filming and half-truths to hold onto his judgy, outgoing bff. A crusade to save a wacky neighbor’s backyard chickens from slaughter unites the two friends, but Noah's crush on the opponent’s son could tear them apart. Noah must learn to trust himself and claim his truth before he can step in front of the camera to save both his friendship and the flock.
 
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