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Hot Summer Pitchfest Agent Requests!

Here they are! Congratulations to everyone who pitched. Request or no, finishing and pitching your book is a huge accomplishment.

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And now…the requests…


Lynnette Novak

Lynnette Novak, Agent, The Seymour Agency

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 #HotSummerPitchfest in the subject line and send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #ExcitedToRead

 

Title: Chill Well before Killing
Genre: Amateur Sleuth
Length: 85,000 words
Author: Tiger Wiseman

 

Title: YOU CAN HAVE YOUR WEDDING CAKE AND EAT IT TOO
Genre: Mystery/Light Mystery/Cozy
Length: 63,000 words
Author: Mary P Karnes

 

Title: A Time for Hope
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Word count: 40,000
Author: G.L. Cronin

 

Title: Liberty
Genre: Contemporary Romance (#ownvoices)
Length: 95000 words
Author: Brikitta Hairston

 

Title: All the Time in the World
Genre: YA Contemporary with Sci-fi elements
Length: 91,000 words.
Author: Kim Crisci

 

Title: Labyrinth Room
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 96,000 words
Author: Mareth Griffith

 

Title: Accidental Intelligence
Genre: Adult SciFi
Length: 108,000 words
Author: Bryan Chaffin

 

TITLE: Everything to Lose
GENRE: Thriller
WORD COUNT: 78,000
AUTHOR: Jenna Montes

 

Title: The Storm Next Door
Genre: Adult commercial suspense
Length: 86,000 words
Author: James Anders

 

TITLE: The Divided
GENRE: Adult Horror
LENGTH: 85,000 words
AUTHOR: Sue Burrows

 

Title: GOLEM SCIENCE
Genre: Middle Grade Jewish Magical Realism
Length: 42,000 words
Author: Stacey Goldstein

 


 

Karly CaserzaKarly Caserza, Associate Agent, Fuse Literary

Please send your first 10 pages and place “SavvyAuthors” before your title to  http://queryme.online/Karly

 

Title: A Time for Hope
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Word count: 40,000
Author: G.L. Cronin

 

Title: Dodging Cupcakes
Genre: MG Humor with STEM tie-ins
Length: 38,000
Author: LF Pashley

 

Title: THE SPINNING DREIDEL: A NAVA AND ARI TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
Genre: Middle Grade Time Travel
Length: 10,000 words
Author: Carol Kaufman

 

Title: The Worry Doll Wishes
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary with Magical Elements (Magical Realism)
Length: 30,000 words
Author: Janelle Fila

 

Title: The Wind Keeper’s Thief
Genre: YA – Dark Fantasy
Length: 81,000 words
Author: Brooke Singler

 

Title: Crescent City Uprising (Book I of Crescent City Codex Trilogy)
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Length: 104,000 words
Author: Katherine Nelson-Born

 

Title: The Walter Code
Genre: MG
Length: 46,000 words
Author: Tony Ollivier

 

Title: THE NEST
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 72K
Author: Payton Frischhertz

 

Title: Breakout
Genre: YA Science-Fiction
Length: 130 000 words
Author: Aleksander Cristea

 

Title: Eigengrau
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 70,000 Words
Author: Sarie Korf

 

Title: The Mermaid of Kettleberry Woods
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 79,500 words
Author: P. L. Brown

 

Title: HEARTBEAT
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary/LGBTQ+/#ownvoices)
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Nicholas Brown

 

Title: SHADOW THIEF
Genre: YA romantic suspense
Length: 79,000 words
Author: Sonja Jorsen


EllaMarie_AgentElla Marie Shupe, Agent, Belcastro Agency

Please send a synopsis and the first three chapters. Send as attachments to [email protected]. Include SavvyAuthor in the subject line.

 

Title: STILL IN THE DARK
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Bethany Rutledge

 

Title: What Happened to 143
Genre: YA LGBT+ Paranormal Mystery/Thriller
Length: 85,000 words
Author: Rowyn Ramsky

 

Title: Convict Island
Genre: YA Action/Adventure
Length: 67,000 words
Author: Mark Mosley

 

Title: The First Murder
Genre: Mainstream Murder Mystery
Length: 73,000 words
Author: Carol Goodman Kaufman writing as C.G. Merchant

 

Title: Do No Harm
Genre: Thriller
Length: 90,000 words
Author: T.Y. Euliano, MD

 

Title: All the Time in the World
Genre: YA Contemporary with Sci-fi elements
Length: 91,000 words.
Author: Kim Crisci

 

Title: GOOD BONES
Genre: Paranormal Mystery w. Historical Elements, Adult
Length: 88,000 words
Author: Robin Facer

 

Title: WORDS I NEVER SAID
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 55,000
Author: Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako

 

Title: Our Lady of Apartment 5C
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Length: 85,000 words
Author: Samantha Dell’Olio

 

Title: Seriously, Universe?
Genre YA Magical Realism
Length 85,000 words
Author: Leslie Wibberley

 

Title: Paint Me a Crime
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 65,000 words
Author: Holly Yew

 

Title: Killer Competition – A Killer Dogz Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 70,000 words
Author: Holly Dennler

 


Jacqueline LiptonJacqui Lipton, Storm Literary Agency

Please cut and paste the first 30 pages into an email addressed to me at [email protected] with “SAVVY AUTHORS PITCHFEST” in the subject line. Please feel free to include the pitch or a query letter before the pages.

 

1/ Debbi Iancu-Haddad (THE GOODBYE KIDS)

2/ Jennifer Archer (THE GOOD IN GOODBYE)

3/ Jennifer Tedder (THE FAT MAN)

4/ Rowyn Ramsky (WHAT HAPPENED TO 143)

5/ Patti J. Kurtz (SPINOUT)

6/ Debra Daugherty (THE LONDON INCIDENT)

7/ Sophia Whittemore (CATCH LILI TOO)

8/ Kim Crisci (ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD)

9/ Kristi McManus (either HOW TO GET OVER YOUR (BEST FRIEND’S) EX; or IF I SHOULD DIE; she should pick the project she thinks is strongest for this initial submission)

10/ Til Turner (THE ADVENTURES OF ADAN AND MARA: THE SERIAN DIMENSION)

11/ Kimberley Wisnewski (I’LL ALWAYS BE HERE (AND OTHER LIES))

12/ Sarah Foil (THE PATH TO THE STONE)

13/ Cheryl Blackford (JULIA CATCHES THE SUN, and SNAKESTONES AND SEA MONSTERS: MARY ANNING’S FOSSILS; she should send as two separate emails/two separate submissions)

14/ Laura Clay (THE BANSHEE’S KISS)

15/ Nicholas Brown (HEARTBEAT)

16/ Catherine M Andronik (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WILDE)

17/ Sonja Jorsen (SHADOW THIEF)

18/ Kelly Barina (CASTERS)

19/ Kate Evenson (THE TIME TRIALS)

20/ Lindsay Milburn (THE GREENHOUSE)

21/ Aleksander Cristea (BREAKOUT)

Thanks so much — and again I’d like to thank everyone who pitched; it’s great to see so much talent and enthusiasm for YA and MG writing!

Grab your flip flops and completed manuscripts and join us for three days of pitches and fun!

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