Monday, May 2, 2011

May Mystery Agent Contest!!

Contest is now closed! Thanks and good luck to everyone who entered! :)

Here are the details:

1. Please submit a 25 word pitch in the comments below. If your pitch is over 25 words, it will be disqualified, so please stick to 25 WORDS :D

2. 50 entries will be accepted. Don't worry about the comments number. Not all comments are entries. We'll post when the contest is closed.

3. Genres = YA, adult, and adult non-fiction. Especially mysteries, thrillers, paranormals, romances, and suspense. No MG, poetry, short stories, novellas, plays, screenplays, or essays.

4. Please only enter once. Everyone is eligible as long as your novel is COMPLETE and you stick to the 25 word pitch limit.

5. Three finalists will be chosen from the 50 entries to submit 30 pages. Of these three finalists, one grand prize winner will be chosen to submit their FULL MANUSCRIPT!

6. UPDATE: Please also list your title and genre (these do not count as part of the 25 words). If you've already listed your entry without this info, don't worry, YOUR ENTRY IS ENTERED AND COUNTED, no need to repost the entire entry, just post another comment with this info. Thanks!! 


We will close the contest once we've received 50 qualifying pitches. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

61 comments:

  1. Justus Aubre, bar owner and occasional conjuror, dodges the other wizards until they capture the mage he loves and force her into combat. With him.

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  2. When Gracie Heart finds threatening notes in her circus costume, she doesn’t realize she’s the one trying to warn herself: she’s next.

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  3. A teenage girl becomes the prize in a war for galactic control when secrets to the universe’s deadliest weapon are discovered inside her genetic code.

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  4. COVETED
    YA Urban Fantasy

    The Virtues want him to vanquish evil, the Sins want him to dethrone grace, and the humans caught in the messy middle...just want him dead.

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  5. To stop the suicides plaguing her school, former mental patient, sixteen-year-old Rayna confronts the two angels she’s falling for and learns the truth about herself.

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  6. Thanks for this chance!

    When spunky Minnesota twin, Nikki Dreyer, meets a genie, she must free him from his master or lose the chance of resurrecting her dead sister.

    adktd2bks@yahoo.com

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  7. Blake uncovers a secret high school drug scene when his pill pushing best friend turns up dead.

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  8. Title: IN THE MIND OF A CELEBRITY STALKER
    Genre: Humorous Women's Fiction - Adult
    25 Word Pitch: Blocked calls and restraining orders are just a few issues Jules Ausborn runs into while journaling celebrities in hopes to straighten out her life.
    Email Address: jenniferdaiker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Title: Blood Thief
    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Her bloodline’s reliquary stolen, vampire Celeste St. Ange must accept help from the human thief trying to steal her heart or meet her second death.

    Contact info:
    rebeccatlittle@aol.com
    @rebeccatlittle
    http://rebeccatlittle.blogspot.com

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  10. Title: Riding on the Tail of the Devil
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    Homeless-teen-turned-vampre, Mathias Drvar, must fight for his life when the reigning queen demands a duel because she decides he is a threat to her rule.

    e-mail: sammyig(at)rocketmail.com

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  11. Title: ROBYN HOOD
    Genre: Historical YA

    Disguised as a man, Robyn seeks revenge on the Sheriff of Nottingham for her father's death with help from her fiery partner in crime, John.

    Email: caitie(dot)darrell(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for another awesome contest, guys :)

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  12. Title: THE CANDLE DARK WICKED
    Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

    To rescue friends from her comatose twin’s dark world, sixteen-year-old Teagan must sacrifice herself, or smother sleeping beauty with love--then a pillow.

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  13. SPLASHBACK
    YA Thriller

    Burnt-out but still top-ranked, Lottie wants to quit swimming. Too bad the only way to save her missing sister is to make the Olympic team.

    Email: tarynalAThotmailDOTcom

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  14. Title: THE HUNGRY GROUND
    Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror

    When the entire population of a nearby city disappears overnight, aspiring detective Kalinda joins the search party. But she soon learns the city isn’t empty.

    Email: ringhappy @ comcast . net

    You guys rock. Thank you!

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  15. Title: BACK TO ME
    Genre: Women's Fiction

    When Kate Dalton loses Jake Bailey forever she isn’t sure which is worse: facing that he wasn’t The One or that he was.

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  16. Title: A Demon's Redemption
    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Lorelei redeems demons, or sends them back to hell. Azazel is a demon sent to vanquish her. Good versus evil: Who will win?

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  17. Title: Soul Without a Boy
    Genre: YA urban fantasy

    When London inadvertently "creates" a girl, will answers to newly raised questions about himself and his family be worth the price of the girl's soul?

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  18. TITLE: DRACAURUM
    GENRE: YA Fantasy

    In Medieval Spain, 16-yr-old Alejandro must steal a dragon’s treasure to save his sister from a depraved nobleman’s secret harem

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  19. Title: Waiting for April
    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Rendered immortal by fate, Scott Parker must figure out how to save April Fletcher before her life is taken for the fifteenth – and final – time.

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  20. Title: Bite My Ash
    Genre: YA Paranormal

    Vampires are bad. It’s Harry’s job to keep humans safe from them. Until he meets Elspeth and finds himself emotionally committed to protecting her.

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  21. The Stone Man
    Paranormal Suspense

    To save his ill son, Graham abducts him from the hospital by using a supernatural stone that grants healing powers, but at a murderous price.

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  22. Title: MAGNETIC
    Genre: paranormal YA

    Despite discovering she’s a paranormal medium, saving stolen souls is the last thing on Carly’s to-do list. Until her own soul becomes the next target.

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  23. Title: Smoke and Wait
    Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

    ATF agent Alexandra MacPherson can't decide which is worse -- a witness who dies or a suspect who won't stay dead.

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  24. TITLE: Faerie Fate
    GENRE: Paranormal romance.

    Fate has love-and-death plans for Holly, but she’s never been one to accept fate without question, and she’s not about to start now.

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  25. TTLE: Note to Self
    GENRE: YA Fantasy

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  26. Here we go again! Thanks so much, OA, for these opportunities every month!

    Title: Spirits from the Vasty Deep
    Genre: Ghostly YA historical (1850s)

    Ghostly crew wants revenge for a disastrous fire Olivia caused, forcing a reckoning with her haunted past. Blossom Culp meets Pirates of the Caribbean.


    P.S. Today's the last day (until 9 PM) to enter my Blogiversary Contest, for a chance to win some books!

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  27. Parallel
    YA urban fantasy

    Monster killer, Feng Huang, must face the parents she never knew she had before she can save her world from the demons that threaten it.

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  28. Title: Secrets of the Makai
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    A psychic teen battles to save a self-proclaimed plant queen and a mythical creature, encased in emerald, while secret societies plot his untimely demise.

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  29. Title: Siege of the Heart
    Historical Romance complete at 95k

    English-born but Norman-blooded, Isobel struggles to keep her home and heart intact when William the Conqueror sends his knights to her father's holding after Hastings.

    Thanks to Operation Awesome for another Mystery Agent contest!

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  30. Title: SONATA FOR THE YOUNG PIANIST
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    When an eighteen-year-old piano wunderkind meets his biological brother, he’s totally psyched—until secrets from his past threaten both his family and his playing career.

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  31. Title: The Blues
    Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery

    Pitch: Blake uncovers a secret high school drug scene when his pill pushing best friend turns up dead.

    Thanks for the e-mail!

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  32. Intrigue occurs after an Internet friendship group allows Iraq War "widow" Ashe into the fold. What secrets are hidden behind the click of a mouse?

    Title: VIRTUALLY YOURS
    Genre: Contemporary (mom-lit)

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  33. TITLE: Blackbird
    GENRE: YA Fantasy Thriller

    PITCH:

    Spy chick bypasses a top-of-the-line security system to steal an object before the sorcerers do in this "Mission:Impossible with magic" tale.

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  34. TITLE: VEX
    GENRE: YA Fantasy with a techie twist

    PITCH: Virtual Environment Ten—VEX—turns deadly when 16-year-old Tana discovers something wants to download itself into her body and take over her life.

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  35. Beyond Death's Grasp
    Urban Fantasy

    Paranormal cop and witch Lorelei Spellcraft has three days to catch a mad scientist before he murders her hopelessly human fiance.

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  36. Adult science fantasy.

    Talia’s is a mage hiding behind science until a demon from the past returns. Will love help her trust the magic her world needs?

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  37. Charity, do you have a title we can include?

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  38. As of Charity's entry, we have 16 spots left! :)

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  39. Title: The Magic Withheld
    Genre: Urban Fantasy
    #1

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  40. TITLE: FOSSEGRIM
    GENRE: YA URBAN FANTASY

    To reclaim his humanity, Sage Reynolds must track down and save the mermaid who transformed him or else face life as a flippered, sushi-eating fossefreak.

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  41. TITLE: WIND WALKER
    GENRE: YA CONTEMPORARY FANTASY

    After millennia of peace, the forbidden love between Watchers and their human charges will destroy the world unless a self-hating half-mortal releases her inner monster.

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  42. TITLE: BLOOD BOND
    GENRE: URBAN FANTASY (strong romantic element)

    Submitting to madness, demonic enslavement, or bonding with a vile angel are the grim choices for half-breed Cassie if she can't master her abilities.

    Thanks for another great contest!

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  43. Title: The Curse
    Genre: Paranormal Thriller


    Cursed, Eli must unravel a dark Puritan secret, embrace an ancient society, and face a love that defies time to save herself from evil.

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  44. Title: The Resurrected
    Genre: Urban Fantasy

    A reformed con artist is the only person who can stop an immortal from enslaving humanity, but to do so, she must sacrifice her family.

    contact (at) jamigold (dot) com

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  45. Title: Graveyard Phoenix
    Genre: Urban Fantasy

    Necromancer Blaise Evarin suddenly starts bringing people back to life, and her resurrected going berserk and embarking on murderous rampages are only problem number one.

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  47. Title: THE MATTER OF SOULS
    Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy

    When Riley dies and refuses to leave her dead ex-boyfriend, her decision strands her on Earth. If she can’t let go, Hayden’s soul is condemned.

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  48. Title: On the Run
    Genre: Sci/Fi Suspense

    Ginny Carrera discovers she’s genetically engineered AND being sold for parts by someone into trafficking “genies”. Can she take down this crew of human engineers?

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  49. as of Steph's entry, there are 8 spots left!

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  50. Title: My Stepsister is a Succubus
    Genre: YA paranormal

    When the guy she loves chooses her stepsister instead, Olivia makes a deal to become a succubus in order to steal him back.

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  51. Title: TRIANGLES
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    A seventeen-year-old girl experiences bizarre alternate realities when her cruise ship enters the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.

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  52. Title: Cracking Courtney
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Courtney's secret romance with unavailable, drug-addicted James may come with a few prices. Like her friendships, her reputation, and maybe something even more irreplaceable.

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  53. Title: SOMNILOQUY
    Genre: YA

    Nightly, Abby dictates a story in her sleep. To save her sanity, she must find out what the story is and why she’s telling it.

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  54. Title: RIDING THE BLIND
    Genre: Literary/Commercial

    Rachel Linden, a depressed young mother, must unravel the mystery of her grandmother's abandonment and missing years from home to prevent history from repeating itself.

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  55. Title: Transmigration
    Genre: YA Mystery w/ Paranormal twist

    With her dreams mirroring an unknown reality, Anna struggles with her inner demons to tie up her past in order to survive for her future.

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  56. Title: SYBIL
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    All Meredith wants is to fix her strained friendship with Van, but the voices have other plans, plans that involve him, plans that worry her.

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  57. Title: THE DEMONS YOU KNOW
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

    When supposedly-extinct demons kidnap every adult Mage, Fire Mage Miranda must partner with a young Holy Warrior for a cross-country rescue mission.

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