Pitch to: Melinda Collins, Editor Owl City Press

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MJ Klipfel

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Sep 20, 2021
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Title: Blood Promotion
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 82k
Author: M.J. Rose

Self-confidence, a steady paycheck, and a swivel chair—that's all reporter Tessa Sanders wants. So when the megalomaniac mayor inadvertently gives her the ultimate career-making story, it's reason to celebrate...until the lead lands her in a nightmare world of monsters and dead bodies. Seems humankind is on a deadline, and if she and her new co-worker, a drop-dead-gorgeous vampire who can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her, can't break the story before their time's up, humanity gets its pink slip.
 
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MelindaCollins
Good morning! Thank you for the query! I love the premise, and the promise of a vampire/human romance is right up my alley ;) Please send your query and synopsis to me via Query Manager (Query Submission)
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Amdenisch

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Feb 12, 2020
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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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Noel S

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Sep 24, 2021
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Pitch to Melinda Collins, Editor Owl City Press​



Pitch Rules:
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  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
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    2. Less than 100 words
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Title: The Many Squandered Thing

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 80,000 words

Author: Noel Stevenson

Probation officer Chris loves his job, his wife and his daughter, but for Rita he’ll risk all. As a child in care, he was Rita’s social worker, but now she's a beautiful woman, married to imprisoned Dave Green, a dangerous drugs baron who Chris will assess for parole. But all is not as it seems; Green’s reach extends far beyond the prison walls, as Chris swims ever further out of his depth in a sea of deception, taken by the tide.
 
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Sburdorf

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Aug 3, 2019
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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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Title: THE QUIET BOY
Genre: YA Gothic Horror (Monster Romance)
Length: 96,000
Author: Samantha Van Dine

THE WICKED DEEP x LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

The lake swallows boys. Even with his unreliable memory, seventeen-year-old Dylan doesn’t believe what the small Midwestern town says about him; he didn’t drown that boy. After years battling PTSD and frightening visions tied to the beach, Dylan’s reality becomes even more muddled when he jumps in the lake to save the new girl, but what he finds lurking underwater isn’t a girl–it's not human.
 
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alexrobins726

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Oct 28, 2020
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Title: The Orb Chronicles: The Winds of Change
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Fantasy
Length: 57,150 words
Author: Alexander Robins


Three young adults, long since orphaned into a cruel world, are faced with a life-changing ultimatum: servitude or imprisonment. Yet, with their supernatural powers that only a scattered few possess, they elect for a third option: the rebellion. Now in the thick of the conflict, they'll work to hone their strength and ultimately remove the world-governing, apathetic autocrat from power.
 
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Carde Jean

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Aug 7, 2021
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Title: Once Upon a Griffin

Genre: Sweet Romance/Sci-fi

Length: 103,000 words

Author: Carde Jean

Guinevere Griffin and Jaxzon meet one hot summer night in New York, but Jaxzon’s identity holds a devastating truth: as the crown prince of a distant land, he has been ordered to marry and is not at liberty to follow his heart. When Guinevere learns she is eligible to vie for Jaxzon's hand, her excitement turns to shock as she is whisked across the galaxy to engage in a whirlwind of balls and royal events. Through it all, she and Jaxzon grow ever closer, until disaster strikes and Guinevere is accused of murder, and released from custody on a hostile planet, with an implant that will kill her if she doesn’t appear for trial, Guinevere must clear her name, find the real killer, and rescue Jaxzon before time runs out.
 
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Hi Carde--the length is over the limit we have for Mystic Owl, which is 75k. If you feel confident that you'd be able to shave the word count to fit that requirement, then please feel free to send your query and synopsis to me via Query Manager (Query Submission)
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EdenRobins

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Pitch to Melinda Collins, Editor Owl City Press​



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Title: Gold: Heart of A Warrior
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Eden Robins

Trapped inside Kartchner Caverns during a cave in, Dora Alexander learns she’s really Pandora reborn when she accidently awakens Philocetes, one of Demeter’s immortal Golden warriors, who’s duty bound to kill Dora for condemning his kind to eternal Hell. The Fates step in, revealing that Phil and Dora’s only chance at redemption is to work together to defeat the evil Silvers, an ancient demon race determined to snuff out all human life on earth. This is the first book in a planned series.
 
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Pitch to Melinda Collins, Editor Owl City Press​



Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
  3. Your pitch must be:
    1. Three lines (sentences)
    2. Less than 100 words
    3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: A Seed in the Ashes
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Length: 77,000 words
Author: Christina Wise

When a wildfire burns the family’s vineyard and garden, Addison must give up her culinary internship to help the family restaurant. So, she brokers a deal with the Zodiac Rulers who promise to magically regrow the land in exchange for simple tokens, like a recipe. With the help of her ex’s BFF Theo, she has no problem whipping up garden saving dishes—until her sister’s soul becomes the main dish of their fall feast and only Addison and Theo have the knowledge to save her.
 
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GATNAuthorGal

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Pitch to Melinda Collins, Editor Owl City Press​



Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
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    2. Less than 100 words
    3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



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Inspired by a star is born and fifty shades of grey
A sweet romance with the male main character helps his love interest fight off stalkers and bullies. He has money and enough security to protect her, built she’s stubborn and determined to fight it all herself. Bullies lose out and shoe true strength of female lead character.
word count 120000
Contemporary or empowering romance
Author Sue Langford
 
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Eliza Fyre

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    Title: The Spy & The Necromancer: A love story
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Tropes: Hidden identities, independent woman & hot protector
    Series potential.
    Length: 90,000
    Author: Eliza Fyre

    After being locked up in a mental ward as a child for talking to ghosts, Necromancer Roberta Null tries to navigate between being an ordinary woman who enjoys bright clothes, and having a life in spite of the drama brought on by the undead. Link Alcázar, an agent of Everlast Consortium tasked with hunting the supernatural being who murdered his co-worker, asks quirky Roberta out to retrace the steps of his colleague’s last date. Without knowing who the other is, they work together to stop a powerful mage from devouring souls, but when their secrets are exposed it could damage their partnership.
     
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    suzallred

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    Sep 30, 2021
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    Title: Tim the Reaper
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Length: 69,000 words
    Author: Susan Allred

    SCYTHE X MORT: Tim discovers his dad is a grim reaper and his girlfriend is an angel of mercy. But reapers and angels of mercy are forbidden from being in relationships. Tim must find a way to get out of reaping, keep the girl of his dreams, all while enduring the evil of all evils—high school. His soul, the world’s existence, and his one-and-only chance at being kissed are on the line if he fails.
     
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    Sburdorf

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    Aug 3, 2019
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    Title: SEA SILK
    Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
    Length: 74,000
    Author: Susan Burdorf

    16yo Ariadne, daughter of famous weaver Arachne is a skilled weaver in her own right, but with sea silk - a rare and delicate thread created from a special kind of sea anemone found in only one place in the ocean. Upon receiving a commission from King Reynard that would clear all her family's debt Ariadne sets out to harvest the sea silk only to find her way blocked by a young merman called Conch, son of Triton. But Ariadne is not one to be easily swayed from her task even if the arrogant young god is handsome and sets out to prove with a competition between herself and Athena that she is worthy of both the sea silk and Conch (and if she can avenge her mother's honor along the way, where's the harm in that?).
     
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    Kay Phoenix

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    Title: A Werewolf in Wisconsin
    Genre: Paranormal Romance w/ screwball comedy
    Length: 70,000 words
    Author: Kay Phoenix

    A murder throws everything in this idyllic, small town off kilter, and the Postal Carrier must figure out if her new boyfriend had anything to do with it. Like Fargo meets Underworld, with bite, heart, some misguided Bigfoot hunters and urban legends.
     
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