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Pitch Your Book to Lynnette Novak, Agent, The Seymour Agency – 2019 Hot Summer Pitchfest

*Pitch opens: June 12 2019 9:00am*
Pitch closes: June 14, 2019  11:59pm*   

*All times are in EST

Before posting your pitch, read the Official Savvy Authors Rules for PitchingThen post your pitch in the comments section below. The Agent/Editor will read all pitches and notify SavvyAuthors of requests.

Pitch Type: 3 lines, total length of 250 words or LESS.


Lynnette NovakLynnette Novak, Agent, The Seymour Agency

Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Currently looking for: (#OwnVoices and #Diversity are welcome!!!)

In adult fiction: horror, thrillers, psychological suspense, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and mysteries (traditional, amateur sleuth, and cozy).

In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, and contemporary.

In middle grade fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, contemporary, horror, and humor.

About Lynnette: Lynnette Novak is an associate agent at The Seymour Agency and is currently building her client list.

Prior to joining The Seymour Agency, Lynnette spent seventeen years freelance editing. She worked with new writers, The Seymour Agencyadvanced writers, as well as New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Lynnette earned a bachelor of education degree from the University of Manitoba, where she specialized in English and French. She excelled in Advanced Creative Writing in university and studied writing for children and teens through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She was a Pitch Wars mentor in 2015 and 2016. Both her mentees acquired an agent. Lynnette has since closed her editing business and is excited to bring her passion for the written word to agenting.

Although Lynnette was born and raised Manitoba, Canada, she now lives in Minnesota with her husband, twin girls, and many pets. Her personal interests include reading, writing, exercising at the gym (okay, that’s a love/hate relationship), working on an assortment of crafts, all things having to do with animals (if she could own a farm, zoo, and animal shelter, she would), and enjoying time with family and friends.

She loves dark and suspenseful, mysterious twists, unique worlds, light and funny, a good love story, and lots of voice. Follow Lynnette on Twitter: @Lynnette_Novak

Find out more about Lynnette and The Seymour Agency.

Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Pitch your book in the comments on this page from

9 AM June 12 to 11:59 PM June 14.

1) Is your pitch only 3, concise statements? Is your pitch less than 250 words? Does it follow the Pitch Guidelines?
2) Is your story in the genre that the agent or editor is looking for?
3) Did you double check #1 and #2?
Great! You are ready to pitch!
Good Luck, and happy pitching.
**NOTE: SavvyAuthors will remove any pitches that do not follow these guidelines.**
Grab your flip flops and completed manuscripts and join us for three days of pitches and fun!
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    Nate Phelps
  • June 15, 2019
Title: Sign Here Please
Length: 75,000
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian
Author: Nate Phelps

Kleiner is an inventor and his job is to make sure that the local superhero doesn't break things. One day, a new enemy arrives and the hero disappears. With the help of his friends and various home-made tools, he'll have to step up and fill the role.
Pitches are now closed. Thanks for participating in Hot Summer Pitchfest!