Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Mystery Agent CONTEST!!

The contest is now closed. Thank you all for entering. GOOD LUCK! 

Welcome to our February Mystery Agent contest!!! If you haven't read our Mystery Agent's wish list, please go read it NOW. 

Without further ado, here are the rules:

1) Entries must be left in the comments section of today's post (do not email us your entries! You won't be entered in the contest if you do so).

2) You must have a completed manuscript that's ready to send upon request.

3) You can only pitch once today (only one project). If you participated in previous MA contests, you may enter this one as well (no worries!).

4) Please include TITLE and GENRE along with your pitch.

5) Your pitch must be one sentence long. The exact word count is up to you, but remember: stick to the point! 

6) The contest will close once we receive 50 entries. 

7) The winner will receive a FULL manuscript request! Our Mystery Agent may or may not choose runners up as well, but it's totally up to them.

Now go forth, my pitching friends!! Best of luck to all who enter!! :)


Leigh Ann said...

(Thank you for an amazing opportunity, Operation Awesome!)

Title: ONE
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

All half-superpowered Merrin Grey wants is to fly instead of just floating - but helping the only boy who can make her soar may mean giving up her chances of ever learning to fly on her own.

Louisa said...

Thanks OA and Mystery Agent.

Title: The Silver Strand
Genre: MG Fantasy
Pitch: Mastermind Academy’s latest recruit, twelve year old Isabelle Tresdon has five days to save her magical, silver strand of hair before it drains her life, but the two tricksters sent to revive it have other plans.

Stina said...

Title: Shot in the Dark
Genre: YA suspense with romance

After her twin brother commits suicide, Seventeen-year-old Maddie digs into the secret, steroid-trade culture of her town, and unknowingly makes herself a target to the people desperate to see the secrets kept, at any cost.

Tangynt said...

Title: Coveted
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Dunnelly can raise the dead, a handy little skill that's propelled him straight to the top of the Seven Deadly Sins' most wanted list, and will most likely get him killed as he attempts to stop Armageddon before it starts.

As always, extremely grateful for the opportunity.

Jennifer said...

Genre: Literary Women's Fiction
Pitch: A young mother with post-postpartum depression must unravel the mystery of her grandmother's abandonment, and three decade absence from home, to prevent history from repeating itself.

Francesca Zappia said...

Genre: YA Contemporary

Pitch: Alexandra Ridgemont is a paranoid schizophrenic whose biggest concern is worrying about than what’s real and what’s not—until the rumored-to-be-possessed scoreboard in her high school gymnasium starts talking, and not just to her.

Kim said...

Genre: middle grade adventure

When aliens grab her best friend and demand an exchange of the human for diamonds, a thirteen-year-old girl must find a way to comply that doesn’t involve grand theft, jail time, or her friend’s abduction.

Anonymous said...

Genre: Middle Grade

Twelve-year-old Stacey Graham is not happy when she finds out that the only person willing to take her and her younger siblings in after the deaths of their mother and beloved “Granny” is their uncle Percy, who lives in the back of his funeral home.

Thank you!

Kelly Lyman said...

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Bree Anderson never believed in the Scottish myth of the Selkies--at least not until her tears fell into the ocean and a dead body appeared.

Michelle F Goddard said...

Title: Adventures With Auntie Mischief
Genre: MG Contemporary Fantasy

Pitch: Caught between two worlds where getting punched out by a bully can hurt just as much as a misguided spell, cell phones can be cursed and houses can kidnap you, two young brothers must learn to control their wild magic, before a sinister organization finds them.

andimjulie said...

Genre: YA Contemporary

When sixteen-year-old former ballerina, Alice, learned she was terminally ill she made a list of things to do and people to ruin–– all her scores were settled, until she went into remission.

Tracy said...

Genre: YA magical realism

If seventeen-year-old Reese wants a future with her dream guy, she'll have to dig into his past to unravel the suspicious circumstances that led to his waking up in the middle of the woods, with absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there.

Kelley Lynn said...

Genre: YA Fantasy

Akara and Rydan are the only two alive who posses the power to save a crumbling world, but since the people who extinguished their tribe are those they will inevitably save, they must decide if the world is worth saving.

E. Arroyo said...

Genre: YA Supernatural Thriller

After Gabby refuses to give her soul to a demon, she’s given twenty-four hours to comply as her friends begin to die, though Jake, her almost boyfriend, is the key to her salvation, a fool with a key is a very dangerous thing.

Valerie said...

Genre: YA contemporary/magical realism

After her father leaves and her mother’s alcoholism spirals out of control, the panther from fifteen-year-old Katie McKaid’s dreams slips into her waking life, wreaking havoc on her already nightmarish summer.

Jamie Grey said...

Title: Time Bound
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Pitch: In Japan, two girls, two centuries apart, must work together to stop an evil wizard from using the powers of the Time Dragon to rewrite time and complete his terrible vision for the past – because if they fail, there will be no future for either of them.

Lyla said...

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Pitch: In order to remain human and save the girl he loves, seventeen-year-old Gabriel Durante teams up with a fashionista and the Angel of Death to kill the demon he's served for seven years.

Don McFatridge said...


Genre: YA Science Fiction

A humanlike girl with a strange affinity to plants arrives on earth to save our garden from invasion, but her airborne immunization plan to protect us from alien infestation requires pollinating with a teenage human male within five days before she grows eighteen-days-old and her spore sack explodes.

Lisa Aldin said...

Title: Toni Valentine's Rent-a-Boy Service
Genre: YA contemporary

When seventeen-year-old Toni Valentine, tomboy to the core, launches a business at her new all-girls school where the girls can rent her guy friends for a fee, things get complicated when she falls for the most wanted boy.

Toni Kerr said...
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Rosalyn said...

Title: Being the Queen
Genre: MG contemporary

Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Tate hopes that becoming the queen of her school’s Arthurian feast will make her stand out in all the right ways, but to win she has to beat the local mean girl at her own game—and not lose her best friend in the process.

Kristin Lenz said...

Title: On the Fringe
Genre: YA Contemporary

Pitch: When seventeen-year-old Dani is sent to a group home, she’ll do anything to gain control over her life, but will she jeopardize her dreams of college and love?

Thanks for the opportunity!

erica and christy said...

Genre: YA Contemporary

Seventeen-year-old Shelby steers clear of conflict, but a mean prank puts her in the middle of a scandal, and for the first time she has to step out of her shell to fight for her hard-earned reputation, save her friendships,and earn her share of happiness.

Stephanie said...

Title: Megaland
Genre: YA

When fourteen-year-old artist Inky Kahn draws his crush, he paints her into danger.

Dani said...

Genre: YA Horror

Thirteen year old Gabe, twelve year old Alexis, nine year old Kylar, and their two year old sister, Nahlani need to make their way from their house to their grandparents house forty miles away, but to survive they need to trek through the zombie ridden roads that await them.

ilima said...

Genre: YA fantasy

Chief Mamo is tempted to abandon his island’s caste system to be with the carefree girl he loves, but when a power hungry foreigner threatens the livelihood of his people, Mamo must decide between duty and love.

staceylee said...
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PK HREZO said...

Title: The 49th Parallel
Genre: YA thriller

Seventeen year old Madeline Martin is in a race to uncover the truth about secret political documents before the mysterious guy following her can get to them, leaving her life and America's fate hanging in the balance.

Chelsey said...

TITLE: Background Vocals
GENRE: YA Contemporary

Nothing stands in the way of seventeen-year-old Meridian's path to stardom, until her cousin has a devastating accident and needs Meridian's help to recover.

Laura Barnes said...

Title: sWitch
Genre: MG contemporary fantasy

When Mina's magic doesn't come in on her thirteenth birthday, she finds she's not a witch but was switched at birth, a discovery that leads her on a life-changing adventure to find the real witch.

Toni Kerr said...
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Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks to Operation Awesome and Mystery Agent for this opportunity!

TITLE: Spirits from the Vasty Deep
GENRE: YA ghostly historical

PITCH: Charlotte Doyle meets Blossom Culp: Olivia Herald accidentally sets a ship afire while escaping the same fate as her murdered friends, dooming all hands aboard--and now the ghostly crew wants revenge.

LMT said...

Title: Potion of Doom
Genre: MG Fantasy

Eleven-year-old Stella discovers her grandmother was murdered and was a secret agent for Mother Nature, who wants Stella to take her grandmother’s place -- but if she takes the job, the murderer will be after Stella.

Scott Yingling said...

TITLE: The Emerald Wood
GENRE: Middle Grade

When ten-year-old Wyatt Cook and his older, jerk of a brother, Dustin, venture alone into the mysterious greenbelt behind their Pacific Northwest home for the first time, they have no idea the discovery of a strange, blue-haired creature will thrust them into a timeless battle between two raging realms of the forest, and it will fall upon Wyatt to save them all.
(scottynyingling@gmail dot com)

Rebecca said...

Title: Here Comes the Sun
Genre: YA Contemporary

Amid the great castles and cathedrals of England, a high school senior loses her best friend to sluts, falls for a Beatles fanatic who's heart belongs to a tattooed-covered felon back in Chicago, and gets felt up by a Dungeons and Dragons freak.

Michelle Mason said...


Genre: MG Adventure

Pitch: Twelve-year-old Ethan Williams drags his sister and best friend out of their EMBER-like city into the forbidden Deep Caves, leading them on a GOONIE-like adventure complete with vicious bats, near drowning, and cave-dwelling bullies who will do anything to make sure the kids don’t reach the surface or even go home – ever.

Amparo Ortiz said...

Emsky, you need to enter the TITLE and GENRE along with your pitch, as per the rules I posted above. Your entry will be disqualified if you don't.

Lauri JB Corkum said...

Title: The TItanic Caper

Genre: MG Mystery

Pitch: When twelve-year-old Savannah James visits a traveling Titanic exhibit, she finds herself thrust into a web of intrigue after witnessing the theft of an antique pocket watch inscribed with a mysterious engraving.

Melinda said...

GENRE: YA contemporary

Friends Summer and Ryan need to figure out that avoiding decisions doesn’t make them go away before he leaves for the wrong college with the wrong girl, and they all end up where they don’t belong.

Hope Roberson said...

TITLE: My Protector: The Calling
GENRE: YA post-apocalyptic

When Eri develops an internal link to the man-eating beasts plaguing the planet, she must control the Calling and secretly learn the skills of a Protector before she ends up dead.

Janice Sperry said...

Title: So You Don't Want to be an Evil Sorceress
Genre: YA Urban fantasy

Mysty dreams of dating high school basketball star Eric, until she accidentally turns him into a frog; happily ever after isn’t for evil sorceresses.

Jenn said...

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Sixteen-year-old con-doodler Megan Benson thinks she hit the jackpot when she snags her and her mom a place living at the Keller mansion just when they got kicked out of their own home, until she finds out too late that this is one family she shouldn't con.

staceylee said...

Genre: YA historical fiction

When a 15-year-old Chinese girl kills a Missouri landowner in self-defense, she and a runaway slave disguise themselves as young men and seek their freedom in the frontier with a band of cowboys.

Toni Kerr said...
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Cyndy Aleo said...

Genre: Women's Fiction (something fiction... upmarket)

Cameron wanted a second chance with his wife, but finds neither he nor the rest of the world is ready for a real-life resurrection when Adrienne comes back from the dead, perfect in every way.

Toni Kerr said...

Title: Descendant
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

15yr Tristan, driven to suicide by his ability to hear others’ thoughts, is saved by an old woman who challenges him to take her place as guardian of an emerald, rumored to gift the powers of an extinct race, minutes before the precious gem is stolen by her murderer—forcing Tristan into a quest that will cost him everything he gains.

Sara said...

Title: The Girl in the Mirror
Genre: YA Fantasy

When an old enemy tries to sacrifice her brother in a ritual to save his dying race, Daela Stark must choose between letting her brother die and condemning an entire people to the same fate.

Heather Hawke said...

Genre: Picture book

A little girl can't find anyone to push her on the swings, so she asks some unexpected friends to help.

Sharon Bayliss said...

Title: The Charge
Genre: YA Alternate History

Warren never lets bullies mess with his little brother, no matter how big or bad, so when the King of the Texas Empire kidnaps his brother, he embarks into a still-wild West to save him.

Anonymous said...

Genre: YA Steampunk

An alternate Georgian England and seventeen year old Allie Donovan thought she had escaped her life on the streets, until those skills are called upon to save her friend and prevent Europe being plunged into war.

Cassie Mae said...

Genre: Ya Contemporary

Closet nerd Zoe loves the Star Wars lovin', Comic Con attending, geek-boy next door and must to decide if her uber-popular social rep is worth more to her than the happiness she finds with him... and being herself.

Beth said...

Title: Seven Shades of Luminosity
Genre: Middle-Grade fantasy

When 12-year-old Ralph and his two friends enter a magical world called Norwaeja, they find themselves on an unexpected quest for seven keys, each of which leads them closer to a dark and dangerous kingdom.

Stephanie Diaz said...

Title: Extraction
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

When Clementine wins an escape from the Surface slums and poisonous moon, she learns the boy she loves but left behind will suffer a fate worse than death if she can't save him.

Becca Puglisi said...

Title: Valley of Green and Gold
Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Gold may sparkle and shine but it also has the power to destroy, as Nora learns when it’s discovered near her California home in 1848.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Title: The Savage Days and Nights of Orion Marx
Genre: MG Adventure

12-year-old Orion Marx has five days to journey from Brooklyn to San Francisco to save his uncle and reverse his growth accelerator invention, but he’ll need a lot more than the bug spray to fend off mosquitoes larger than pigeons if he has any chance of surviving in this deadly new world.

I hope I made it in. I went back and counted the comments minus the deleted posts. *fingers crossed* Thanks for the awesome contest!