Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2013 Mystery Agent Contest!






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It's PITCHING TIME! Are you ready to enter? Pitch your completed novel to our Mystery Agent. September's Mystery Agent has requested the following genres:



Adult
Young Adult
Middle Grade
 

  • Fantasy (all types, incl folk & fairy tale re-tellings and magical realism)
  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance (YA only)
  • Horror

(Dark comedy, original voices, and unique worlds a plus!)


This is a three-sentence pitch contest, with a maximum of 75 words. Winner gets a full manuscript request from the Mystery Agent. 

This contest is open to veterans and newbies alike - so long as you have a complete and query-ready manuscript on your hands within the genres of interest, our guest agent would love to hear from you.

Contest goes live 9 AM central time and remains open until all entry spots are filled. The first 50 entries we receive will go on to our MA. Remember, this is a three-sentence pitch. Cheating with grammar doesn't count.

The official contest rules:

1) Entries must be three-line pitches. Up to 75 words are allowed, but remember, it's only three sentences.

2) Entries must be for completed manuscripts. No unfinished drafts, please!

3) Entries must be left in the comments section of today's post (please don't email us your entries!). We'll close the contest once we've reached our limit.

4) You can only enter once today (only one project). If you participated or won previous MA contests, you can enter this one as well!

5) Please include NAME, CONTACT INFO (it's okay to use (at)  and (dot) to disguise it from bots, like operationawesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com), GENRE, and TITLE, followed by your three-line pitch.

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

7) The winner will receive a FULL manuscript request!

8) If the rules aren't followed, your entry will be disqualified.

Please format your comment like this:

Name: 
Email or twitter: 
Genre: 
Title: 
Pitch: 

GOOD LUCK!!

82 comments:

  1. Leah never knew her origins until she glimpses images in her mirror,
    images of disasters on another world beneath a purple sky. She soon
    discovers--thanks to new neighbor Brian with the gorgeous ice blue
    eyes--she is a MirrorMaster, an alien with a gift that lets her travel
    through mirrors, even to planets light years away. Now, she must help save
    her homeworld from a cataclysm that threatens the galaxy and everyone she loves. (YA sci-fi/fantasy)

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    1. Lora, please delete this and repost with the format as shown at the bottom of the post.

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  2. Name: Eric Steinberg
    Email: eric.g.steinberg [at] gmail [dot] com
    Genre: YA science fiction
    Title: ALIEN PREP SCHOOL CONSPIRACY

    When arrogant 17 year-old Marc Andrews is kidnapped by aliens, he learns he’s not only a shitty person, but also the future president who starts WWIII and the aliens are protecting Earth from him. Initially, he’s grateful his captors prevented him from becoming a monster. Then Marc discovers a faction of the aliens wants Earth for themselves, they’re conspiring to kick off Armageddon as previously scheduled, and only he can save the planet.

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  4. Name: Kathleen S. Allen
    Email or Twitter: gaelicfairie (AT) gmail (DOT) com
    Genre: SF
    Title: MUTINY

    Captain Maggie MacIntyre’s mutinous crew leaves her for dead on a desert planet. She takes refuge with smugglers who plan to collect the bounty on her head for a murder she didn’t commit, and be done with her. Mac has other plans.

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  5. Name: Greg Henry
    Email: GregoryMarkHenry(AT)gmail(DOT).com
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: Prisoner's Poison

    Sixteen-year-old Rylee discovers that she only has days to live unless she can find the family member who poisoned her. She and her four closest friends desert the safety of their walled village to hunt the Realm for an antidote before the poison makes Rylee bleed to death. But someone will kill to protect Rylee’s family secrets and the truth Rylee uncovers is far worse than the poison.

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  6. Name: Faith E. Hough

    Contact: faith(dot)hough@gmail(dot)com

    Genre: YA Historical Fiction

    Title: CIRQUE

    Pitch: Though the French Revolution is heightening around her, 16-year-old Comtesse Juliette de la Marche is obliviously content with training to become a rider skilled enough to perform in the circus shows she and her father love so much. Until the day that Papa goes missing. She follows his trail, from the center ring of London’s first circus to the edge of the guillotine’s blade, risking everything to bring her family back together.

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  8. Name: Kimberly Miller
    Email or twitter: KAMillerWrites@aol.com
    Genre: middle grade adventure
    Title: TRUSTING TRINITY

    Pitch: While on vacation with her family and two best friends, eleven-year-old Trinity discovers aliens with a busted spacecraft hiding out. In need of diamonds to power up their UFO, the aliens plan to raid Trinity’s cruise ship and get their three-fingered hands on some jewels. When they grab Nick and demand an exchange of the human for diamonds, Trinity must find a way to comply that doesn’t involve grand theft, jail time, or Nick’s abduction.

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  9. Name: Molly Pinto Madigan
    Email: mpintomadigan(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA folklore retelling
    Title: OF BLOOD AND ROSES

    Pitch: The city of Salem has come alive for Halloween, but for Maggie Carter, the magic is missing. So when she hears a voice on the radio that makes her bones melt, Maggie steals away to The Hall – a labyrinthine rock club in the heart of “Witch City” – to meet the young man who spins folksongs into rock ‘n’ roll perfection. But Maggie quickly discovers that there’s more to Thomas Lynn than meets the eye.

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  10. Name: Robert August
    Email: raaugust@comcast.net
    Genre: adult science fiction
    Title: HERE AND BEYOND THE STARS

    Still conflicted by his wife’s mysterious death, Aidan picks up the pieces of his life and joins an investigation of strange happenings on Neptune’s moon Triton. The investigators discover alien relics that lay bare the nature of reality and open a door to Aidan’s lost wife, but enrage the psychopath who orchestrated her death and awaken an apocalyptic force. Unless Aidan can stop him, the maniac who took Soleil will carry this apocalypse to Earth.

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  12. Name: Dawn Allen
    Email or twitter: dawnallen20(at)att(dot)net
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    Title: The GAP Project
    Pitch: Shortly after Ginny Carrera discovers she’s engineered to regenerate, she’s forced to run from her foreign buyer and the scientist who designed her. Not to mention forces within the government who want her shut down before anyone else realizes The G.A.P. Project exists. With all the GAPs at risk, Ginny takes steps to protect them, proving just how good genetic engineering can be.

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  13. Name: Carl Hackman
    Email: contact (at) carlhackman (dot) com
    Title: GERALD
    Genre: Upper MG, Humorous Fantasy.

    In the realm of Wyverndawn a wizard’s height is the mark of his power and shrinking one inch is a catastrophe for twelve-year-old Gerald. Creating a hill outside his village, to improve the view, shouldn’t be too difficult and he may even be promoted a few inches as a reward. But the spell he bought - from a guy who knows a guy - was a tad more powerful than even he anticipated.

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  14. Name: Lynn Buchanan
    Twitter: @Ersatzmask
    Genre: YA Science fiction
    Title: Ersatz Wings
    Pitch: Doppelgangers were mistakes, causing a world-wide civil war. The peace now is fragile. Jena has the power to destroy it, and rebel Dissenters force her to make a choice between saving her world or saving herself.

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  15. Name: Rachel Hert

    Email or twitter: wryteriam (at) gmail (dot) com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Title: DAEMARKIN

    Pitch:For as long as sixteen-year-old Zade can remember he’s dealt with the thing locked inside, another soul that can use his body . . . if he lets it.
    But when the soul takes over and nearly kills a villager he’s supposed to protect, his world collapses--people hunt him, demonic creatures attack, and the soul’s taste for life grows. Now Zade must get control of his body before the soul steals it forever.

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  16. Name: Summer Wier
    Email: sgwier(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Sci-Fi
    Title: THE SHADOW OF LIGHT

    When the touch of light from a falling star links Kira to a world inside a black hole, she must uncover the secret to her connection or each visit home could be her last. Searching for answers, Kira discovers the purpose of the world and an ancient power protected within its core. As dark energy threatens this new world, Kira must decide if she can return home, or use the ancient power to save it.

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  17. Name: Kip Wilson Rechea
    Twitter: @kiperoo
    Genre: YA Science Fiction
    Title: BRIGHTEST MIDNIGHT

    Eighteen-year-old Lilja is laser-sure of her dream to fly into space as an intern with the Icelandic Power Corporation, but less sure of the changing relationship with her best friend, Finnur. She can’t have both, not when Finnur claims the IPC’s power plant is a danger to Iceland. When she discovers the plant’s indeed triggering earthquakes, she must shut it down from space before an even greater earthquake wipes out her hometown—including Finnur.

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  18. Name: Kelly deVos
    Email or twitter: @KdeVosAuthor
    Genre: YA Mystery Romance
    Title: White Lehua Society

    Introverted, half-Hawaiian teen Claire Wells is focused on graduating high school early. But when her grandfather drowns, she and sexy smart-ass Sam L’ia must find his killer to stop a cult bent on human sacrifice.

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  19. Name: Christie Murillo
    Email: christie(dot)murillo(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
    Title: I AM CARAWAY

    Pitch: In the year before the Norman Conquest, Caraway, in love with the faerie prince Thorn, learns she’s fated to save mankind from destruction by the faeries. When an old enemy intent on killing her returns, Thorn and Cara set off on a journey across England. And while Cara’s father incites the Norman Invasion, Cara learns what her destiny is: to create a new realm for the faeries--and to die in the process.

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  20. Oops, reposting with correct format. Sorry about that.
    Name: Lora Palmer
    Email: lorareedpalmer@gmail.com
    Title: THE MIRRRORMASTERS
    Genre: YA Sci-fi/fantasy
    Pitch:

    Leah never knew her origins until she glimpses images in her mirror,
    images of disasters on another world beneath a purple sky. She soonLeah never knew her origins until she glimpses images in her mirror,
    images of disasters on another world beneath a purple sky. She soon
    discovers--thanks to new neighbor Brian with the gorgeous ice blue
    eyes--she is a MirrorMaster, an alien with a gift that lets her travel
    through mirrors, even to planets light years away. Now, she must help save
    her homeworld from a cataclysm that threatens the galaxy and everyone she loves. (YA sci-fi/fantasy)
    discovers--thanks to new neighbor Brian with the gorgeous ice blue
    eyes--she is a MirrorMaster, an alien with a gift that lets her travel
    through mirrors, even to planets light years away. Now, she must help save
    her homeworld from a cataclysm that threatens the galaxy and everyone she loves.

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  21. Angelica - I love your name by the way! - if you don't get 50 entries, can we pitch a second book? Thanks :)

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    1. We usually stick to one entry, but I'll check with the other Operatives and see what they say.

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    2. Looks like we're sticking to one entry per person, in the interest of fairness. We do occasionally run short on entries, but if it's getting late we generally tweet like mad and it fills up. Thanks for asking, though--you're probably not the only one who was wondering!

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  22. Name: Greg Pattridge
    Email: gpcolo(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: Middle Grade Adventure
    Title: HALF BRAIN

    Eleven-year-old Hender has never been successful at anything, but using his quirky, visual mind and the help of one crazy uncle, two retired magicians, and three hilarious plans, he sets off to find the dad he has never met. But when an aggressive female classmate and a memorable contest make him stumble, Hender has to prove he’s no ‘half brain’ or risk losing the one chance to bring the parent he pursues back to life.

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    1. Hi Carol--Word says your entry is 77 words, over the maximum. Please correct this and re-comment for your entry to count.

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    1. Leah and Kate, it may be a formatting issue, but it looks like your middle sentence is actually two sentences. Please correct that and re-comment if you want your entry to count.

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  26. Name: Barbara Gerry
    Email: bgerry2(at)aol(dot)com
    Genre: YA folktale retelling with romance elements
    Title: Macha and the River Blue

    Sixteen year-old Alyona Roseto’s study-abroad in Costa Rica takes some unexpected turns when she’s caught in the middle of an ancient Indian legend come to life, and finds herself choosing between two hunky but polar opposite guys. Aly can’t believe she’s been entrusted to take on a demonic witch bent on world destruction. She’s even less ready to trust Diego, or Jim, with something more important: her heart.

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  27. Sorry.. Tried the first post just before church on my phone and tried to fix it but it posted too much extra. *dies*. Hope this works. For some reason it won't let me delete.

    Name: Lora Palmer
    Email: lorareedpalmer@gmail.com
    Title: THE MIRRRORMASTERS
    Genre: YA Sci-fi/fantasy
    Pitch:

    Leah never knew her origins until she glimpses images in her mirror,
    images of disasters on another world beneath a purple sky. She soonLeah never knew her origins until she glimpses images in her mirror,
    images of disasters on another world beneath a purple sky. She soon
    discovers--thanks to new neighbor Brian with the gorgeous ice blue
    eyes--she is a MirrorMaster, an alien with a gift that lets her travel
    through mirrors, even to planets light years away. Now, she must help save
    her homeworld from a cataclysm that threatens the galaxy and everyone she loves.

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  28. Darn, the pitch itself somehow got messed up again as I tried to repost :(.

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    1. Don't worry--I saw you were having trouble, so I pulled the info from your second post and the pitch from the first one. It's correct in the doc that goes to the agent.

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    2. You are the best! Thank you :)

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  29. Name: Krystal Marquis
    Twitter: @KrystalMarquis
    Title: THE THIRTEENTH SUBJECT
    Genre: YA Sci-fi
    Pitch:
    Kidnapped by agents of the Chimera Corporation and dragged into the bowels of their lab, seventeen-year-old Evy learns she is a product of genetic engineering. Unconvinced she is the missing subject of Chimera’s experimental trials, she bides her time until she can escape. But when Evy discovers the lead scientist’s scheme to establish a new world order—one with fewer humans, she must decide if her freedom is worth everyone else’s.

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  30. Name: Heather Raglin
    Email: heathercq(at)gmail(dot)com
    Title: CROSSING THE DIVIDE
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Pitch:
    There’s nothing magical about sixteen-year-old plant lover Becca Ford’s world. So when she accidentally discovers a wizard coven in her town a hot Magical Internal Affairs intern tries to wipe her memory—and fails. On a journey to uncover why her mind is different from others, Becca discovers she belonged in the world of magic all along.

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  31. Name: L. L. McKinney
    Email: Tangynt(at)ymail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Title: HERITAGE BLADE

    Jay is the most lethal secret walking the streets of Chicago, the white-haired boy who smells of blood and magic. Trained to protect an unwitting mankind from rogue Pandorans—supernatural beings who cross into this world through Pandora's box–he's killed before, and he'll kill again. When a routine hunt goes wrong he winds up with a price on his head, and everything that goes bump in the night arrives to collect.

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  32. Name: Nancy Stewart
    Email: nancystewart33@gmail.com
    Genre: YA
    Title: A LIFE OF LIES
    Pitch: You shouldn’t have to become someone else at fourteen, but I do. The real me is Catherine Miles from Leeds, Connecticut. Now I'm Catherine Minton from Tampa, Florida, and my identity changes in a four hour plane ride.

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  33. Name: Marlene Moss
    Email or twitter: writing(at)marlenemoss(dot)com
    Genre: MG Sci-fi/Adventure
    Title: MIGHTY MIKE AND THE ALIEN PEZ DISPENSER
    Pitch: Eleven-year-old Mike daydreams of becoming superhero Mighty Mike. Hiding from the school bully, he meets a blue alien and volunteers to help with the extraterrestrial's research by eating candies from an Alien Pez dispenser with superpower side effects. To become a real hero, Mike will have to save his friends from a four-armed, snout-faced alien wielding the Interstellar Remote Control of Everything.

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  34. Name: Cole Burke
    Email or twitter: cole(dot)burke85(at)gmail(dot)com/@MissColeBurke
    Genre: YA Sci Fi
    Title: RESISTANCE

    The Resistance turned Hayden into a living weapon, the nanomachines in her blood allowing her to harness and channel energy into lethal attacks. But when a mission goes wrong the enemy’s leader, Orson, abducts her parents in an act of revenge. Hayden has to have the strength to save her family, but relying on the nanomachines could kill her, and stopping Orson might take more than she has to give.

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  35. Name: Anna Grace Carpenter
    Email: annagrace.carpenter@gmail.com
    Genre: Adult
    Title: THE GEAR'D HEART
    Pitch: Young magic-handler Keira Fennel's search for her missing father intersects with shape-shifter Lowen McCrae's hunt for the serial murderer who killed his ex-wife. Together they uncover a plot to construct a mechanical heart out of stolen flesh, but Keira's skill with gears and magic makes her a target of the otherworldly villain. She faces a choice – participate in the experiment or lose both the men she loves.

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  36. The comment counter is way off at this point, so just wanted to note that Marlene Moss's entry is #25--halfway there!

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  37. Name: Laurisa White Reyes
    Email: laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com
    Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
    Title: THE STORYTELLER
    Pitche: (Set in 1992 & 1945 thru 1956) 11-year-old Elena's father is dying of AIDS, but she doesn't want anyone to know. She keeps her secret hidden beneath a tapestry of make believe until she meets Ang, an older black woman who shares the story of her own father who was one of the first African American men to enlist during WWII. With Ang's help, Elena gains the courage to face the truth about her father and to say goodbye.

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    1. Oops, Heather, I count 4 sentences, and the maximum is 3-lines and 75 words. Please correct that and re-comment if you want your entry to count.

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    1. We must have been typing at the same time, lol! You're good now.

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  40. Name: Stella Michel
    Email: djmich1@verizon.net
    Genre: MG Fairy tale retelling
    Title: Winging It

    Thirteen year old Esperenza aspires to become a fairy godmother, but with a gift for magic and a nose for trouble, she works one spell too many, creating more problems than she solves. Mirelda, the fairy queen, snaps and forbids Esperenza use of her magic until she proves one thing – that she can help a deserving person without it. Trouble is, she’s not sure she can save herself, let alone a perfect stranger

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  41. Name: Christina Mercer
    Email: cdmercer@sbcglobal.net
    Genre: YA Fantasy/Magical Realism
    Title: Honey Queen

    Seventeen-year-old Melaina Maris didn’t ask to be the Honey Queen—savior of honeybee-kind. She wishes to finish high school, travel beyond the California foothills, and live a life where she’s free to love Sam. But dealing with a two-thousand-year-old family curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers means Mel would have to sprout wings to cross the gap between reality and wishes.

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  42. Nicole Zoltack
    Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com
    MG Fantasy Adventure
    A ROYAL TREASURE HUNT

    After a unicorn seriously injuries her best friend, a poor twelve-year-old princess struggles to find gold to pay the goblin healers to save him. Gaining a treasure map from a witch is easy but forging through weather that wants to kill her and a jungle filled with dangerous creatures challenges her every step. But time is her greatest enemy because not even the skilled goblin healers can bring someone back from the dead.

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  43. Name: Alisha Bjorklund
    Email: alisha(dot)bjorklund(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: FROM THE FARTHEST HEIGHTS
    Pitch:
    On an island split between the Fortunates and the Unfortunates—the haves and the have nots—seventeen-year-old Ro Kylar is an anomaly who has lived on both sides. One morning, Ro finds a mysterious boy in the woods who knows something crucial about the curse that ripped her family apart. So she risks everything to travel with him to a world hidden among the clouds, where their lives will depend on unraveling past secrets.

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  44. Name: Carol Foote
    Email: carolafoote (at) gmail (dot) com
    Title: FOREVER MAGIC
    Genre: MG light fantasy/adventure
    Pitch:

    Modern-day brother and sister, Elena, 12, and Connor, 10, encounter a temperamental, time-traveling wizard who is outraged that the incompetent Merlin is famous because of King Arthur, while he, greatest wizard of all time, is unknown. When the wizard offers them 24 hours of wishes, Elena is wary, but her brother plunges them into magical adventures -- until they discover a boy chained in the sorcerer's dungeon and realize he’s the future King Arthur.

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  45. Name: Heather Davis
    Email: hdavis67@gmail.com
    Genre: YA Post-Apoc Romance
    Title: IF I PROMISE YOU THE SUN

    Pitch: Mana Aquino is a slave, poet, and rebel bent on avenging the death of his sister at the hands of New Eden's leaders. When a desperate citizen named Eve asks him to bring illegal medicine to her dying brother, he agrees but only if she'll help him with his quest. Though neither Mana nor Eve expects to need the other for long, their pact could be the start of love and the end of New Eden.

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  46. Name: Leah and Kate Rooper
    Email: lkrooper@hotmail.com
    Genre: YA Arabian Fantasy
    Title: ETERNAL

    When Jane drowns, she doesn't expect death to mean waking up in the Egyptian underworld and being forced to align with a chaotic god in order to move on to paradise. Per his wishes she must steal the heart of the pharaoh, King Tut. Falling in love with him wasn't supposed to happen, so now Jane must decide if she will save the life of the boy who stole her heart, or literally steal his.

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  47. Name: Nicole Garcia
    Email: nicolegarcia(at)comcast(dot)net
    Genre: YA/ Science Ficton
    Title: UNEARTH

    Caelum has a contract with a race of humans he deems inferior and adolescent by nature. He suits up for Earth—his mission: kill Jenna Scott, an unsuspecting seventeen-year old girl, whose life has been masked under a blanket of wealth and lies. Until her parents are forced to tell her she's adopted, then her charmed life begins to unravel.

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  48. And Raising Marshmallows/Nicole's entry makes 35! 15 slots to go! Feel free to spread the word on the contest, everybody, so I can get on with my Sunday, yay!

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  49. Name: Jessi Webb

    Email or twitter: jessirwebb@gmail.com

    Genre: High-End Fantasy

    Title: Memoirs of Daniel

    Pitch: The Angels and the Fallen are at the peak of battle as Daniel begins to fall in love with the human he’s protected since her birth. Love for an Angel isn’t heavenly – it’s dangerous. Every Angel that’s fallen in love has become one of the damned. This patron to the humans may not be able to hold onto his righteousness when the war demands from him a choice: love or loyalty.

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    1. Jessi, this contest is for a 3-line pitch, maximum 75 words. Please correct and re-comment if you want your entry to count.

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    2. Ahhh, sorry! Fixing now. Thank you!

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  50. Name: Ami Allen-Vath
    Email or twitter: amilouiseallen (AT) yahoo DOT (COM) OR @amilouiseallen
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Title: PROM B*TCH
    Pitch:
    If seventeen-year-old Bree can’t handle her panic attacks, mean girl bitchitude, and a revealing suicide letter, she’ll lose her BFF, her first love, and head to Prom to avenge the death of the school outcast as a “Party of One.” YA Contemporary Rom-com meets Thirteen Reasons Why.

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  51. Jessi R. WebbSeptember 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Name: Jessi Webb

    Email or twitter: jessirwebb@gmail.com

    Genre: High-End Fantasy

    Title: Memoirs of Daniel

    Pitch: The Angels and the Fallen are at the peak of battle as Daniel begins to fall in love with the human he’s protected since her birth. Love for an Angel isn’t heavenly – it’s dangerous. Every Angel that’s fallen in love has become one of the damned.

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    1. Hi Quiana, New Adult doesn't appear on the agent's wish list this month--if your book will fit in adult or YA and you'd care to change it, please re-comment with the correction. Also, Word says your pitch is 76 words, over the maximum.

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  53. Rachel Schieffelbein
    YA horror
    rachelmarybean(at)yahoo.com
    FLESH EATING ZOMBIES AND EVIL EX-GIRLFRIENDS

    When all hell breaks loose, Erwin’s determined to hold it together. But when zombies start to break down the doors of the high school where he and his friends (and some enemies) are hiding, he realizes he can’t save everyone. He must decide who’s worth risking his life for.

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  54. Name: Judy McSweeney
    Email: jmcsween@san.org
    Genre: MG Adventure
    Title: FOWLER MCCRACKEN, MAN OF ACTION

    A stranger comes looking for Fowler's souvenir sombrero, and Fowler knows that danger lurks beneath its brim, but he's already given it to his crush, Tina. Now Fowler must rely on only his own talents to become the Man-of-Action he yearns to be. He takes on double-crossing scoundrels, a salsa-dancing teacher, and a poisonous plot… only to bravely face his biggest fear—himself.

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  55. Name: Mim Caldwell
    email: miriam.caldwell (AT) gmail (dot) com
    Genre: YA Speculative
    Title: Nightfallen

    Lexy’s not the type of girl to stand by and watch a fight—after all she’s been training all of her life to fight the infected. In her world there are two simple rules 1. Zombies are bad, and 2. Werewolves are worse. But Lexy has to choose between following what her family has taught her or following Kaden, a werewolf, for a chance to save Jason the boy—I mean zombie of her dreams.

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  56. Pay no attention to the counter: Still 10 slots!

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  57. Name: C.Isabel Bandeira

    Email or twitter: @emberchyld

    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Title: BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER

    Pitch: When book- nerd Phoebe learns theatre geek extraordinaire and clarinet section hottie, Dev, might have a crush on her, she turns her favorite books into advice manuals. But by putting herself on the line, she risks upsetting her perfect world of book boyfriends and fictional crushes. After her quest for happily ever after gets derailed, can she survive a week of co-camp counseling with the one boy who saw her ridiculously bookish self in action?

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  58. Name: Becky Paulin
    email: baf0922@aol.com
    Genre: YA humor
    Title: Here Comes the Sun

    England is supposed to be magical, at least that’s what senior Natalie believes. But when she pees on board the 747 in front of her class, she realizes she can’t escape high school, even across the pond. So when she meets a kaleidoscope-eyed Beatles fanatic, she feels like she can take on anything, until the person guilty of framing her for a fire freshman year comes forward – and it’s not the enemy she expected.

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  59. Name: Ashley Martin

    Email or Twitter: @papergram

    Genre: MG Literary Fantasy

    Title: THE FANTASTICAL ADVENTURES OF PINKLETIN FROG

    Pitch: Allow me to introduce you to a teacup-sailing frog named Pinkletin. A frog with an insatiable curiosity to find out what marvelous things are waiting across the pond, down the stream, and over the horizon. From being kidnapped by masked bandits and accidentally joining the circus, to battling river pirates and falling under the spell of the fairy's tale, Pinkletin soon discovers it doesn't take much to turn an ordinary journey into a fantastic adventure.

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  60. Name: Michael McDuffee
    Email: mrmcduff(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: Adult Fantasy
    Title: City of Magi

    A hero's murder in a country on the brink of war is too rich a trove of secrets for Grayson, master of spies, to ignore. Involving the corrupt father who abandoned him is a juicy bonus, until it pulls Grayson's sweet sister into the plot. Now Grayson must unravel a web of lies to save his country and his sister in the greatest city in the industrialized world - Dein Astos, City of Magi.

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  61. Name: Talynn Lynn
    Email: inkinthebook at g mail dot com
    Title: Fairy Tale Games
    Genre: MG Fairy Tale Retelling

    It's not fair all the famous fairy tale characters get all the attention. Justice Tin is about to change that when he stages the Tournament of Tales. It's no longer who's the fairest of them all, but who's the toughest, cause only the strong will survive.

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  62. Name: Jessica Hoefer
    Email: jessica_hoefer [at] yahoo [dot] com
    Genre: YA science fiction
    Title: THE LYMAN LEVELS

    Seventeen-year-old Lucy Lyman refuses to believe the genetic test her family created can predict criminal behavior. When she visits the volcanic crater where those with high blood scores are banished to live, she meets Caleb Whitaker, who’s being punished for crimes he might never commit. She has to decide whether to help him escape or remain under the control of her adoptive uncle—and the pure-blooded boy he’s arranged for her to marry.

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  63. So close! Only 4 more to go! Is one of those slots yours?

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  64. Name: S A Putnam
    Email: whiskersink(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Genre: Middle Grade - Historical
    Title: The Misadventures of Ned

    Set in 17th century Scotland the novel follows a donkey named Ned, as he endures a mistress’s cruel lashings, shows up a neighborhood bully, and faces the hardships of being alone on a journey across the Scottish highlands to find his first home. But can his determination to find his home be derailed by the love of a child?

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  65. Name: Krista McLaughlin
    Email or Twitter: kjmclaugh@gmail.com
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Title: DEFIANCE
    Pitch: Her name is Kaela, but they call her 244. She lives at the Center, a secret research facility for others like her, but after learning of another resident’s murder, 244 and Trent escape. 244 and Trent create a plan to destroy the Center, but if 244 follows through she’ll be forced to kill the one person who can answer the questions that have haunted her – who is she and where did she come from?

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  66. Two slots left! If you're working on your pitch, better hurry!

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  67. NAME: Gordon MacKinney
    CONTACT INFO: gordon at gmackinney dot com
    GENRE: historical fiction
    TITLE: BLOOD AND ROSES
    When union roughnecks kidnap and nearly suffocate his father in an old fridge, Chris Jamison, 18, shelves his dream of life on his own. Bitter, he accompanies Dad, a smooth-talking labor negotiator, to the epicenter of the collapsing U.S. auto industry where contract negotiations stall, a wildcat strike turns deadly, and Chris plunges into the fray. BLOOD AND ROSES is based on the recent death of a U.S. manufacturing town, a harbinger of America’s future.

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  68. Name: Jenna Nelson
    Email: jennelson18(at)aol dot com
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Title: VIRGIN

    After uncovering the true identity of her employer and his son as magical beings from an ancient land, trapped on Earth, sixteen year old Emmeline Victor joins them in a desperate struggle to get home before a murderous villain bent on sovereignty can get his hands on the key to the kingdom. Falling hard for the mysterious William, Em is drawn into a world of enchantment, danger and forbidden love.

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  69. Yay, Jenna made it in! Aaaand that's all folks! Thanks for playing and best of luck to all of you!

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