Monday, November 26, 2012


Below is my Bio and Interests for PITCH WARS! After that you'll find the information on how to submit to me :) 

Bio: I'm a YA author represented by the fabulous Brittany Howard of the Marisa Corvisiero Literary Agency for my YA Paranormal Romance novel entitled Judges. I'm a military spouse who married her best friend, has a spoiled english bulldog named Whiskey, and love falling into books and losing track of time. Some of my favorite books (I say some because there is NO way to list them all) are--THE BODY FINDER series by Kimberly Derting, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE INFERNAL DEVICES series by Cassandra Clare, and the SOUL SCREAMERS series by Rachel Vincent. 

What I'm looking for: YA Paranormal Romance--Even though this genre is saturated right now a fresh concept and plenty of twists can catch my eye (please no vampire falls for the clumsy girl next door) Also the romance has to be strong and the hotter the better :) 

YA with Biblical Themes--I enjoy everything from taking inspiration from the Bible to retellings to fallen angel stories! As long as it is believable and has a purpose in the story I'm ready to read it!

YA Fantasy--This genre needs strong world building and believable character motivations for me. I'd rather it be in the smaller scale verses epic and if there is a romance that is swoon worthy I'll be hooked! 

Qualifications: I have a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and read thoroughly in the YA genre. I firmly believe that reading in the genre you write improves the strength of your skills immensely. I have a YA Paranormal Romance book currently on submission with publishers and before I got to this point I had to go through several rounds of edits with my agent. During this process I've learned what to look for and what to expand on in YA stories. I'm honest but never malicious and my comments are always geared to making the story as strong as possible :) 

Submissions start today (11/26) ! The cut off time to get your applications (query & first five pages of manuscript) in is 8AM EST on December 5. 
Send your applications to Writers can apply for up to 3 coaches. The coaches' categories are set. Coaches can only consider the categories they've signed up for. Writers cannot apply for a coach that is not in their category.
For additional information about this contest go HERE 

·        This is open to finished manuscripts only.
·         You may only enter one manuscript.
·         Only the genres requested by each coach will be considered for the contest.
Subject line: Pitch Wars Application: Coach Name you want to apply for: Title (Example: Pitch Wars Application: Brenda Drake: GONE WITH THE WIND) 
Name: Your Name 
Genre: The genre of your manuscript 
Word Count: The word count of your manuscript 
Query letter here  (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentions. A space between each paragraph. 
First five pages of the manuscript here (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentions. A space between each paragraph. 
REMINDER: You can send an application for up to 3 coaches.  
Check back soon for a complete list of the amazing agents participating in the contest. There's over a dozen! 
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  1. Really nice to meet you! I'm very tempted to join Pitch Wars...

    (conversely, would you consider joining my brethren and getting rid of evil word verification? Top 3 Things Well-Meaning Bloggers Do That Drive Readers Nuts)