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PW #301: Young Adult Thriller: FLASH MOB MURDERS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Dawn Ius Mentee: Kimberly...

PW #302: Young Adult Science Fiction (Own Voices LGBT+): THROUGH GILDED VEINS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Linsey Miller Mentee: Rosiee Thor Title:...

PW #303: Young Adult Urban Fantasy: THE MEMORY KEEPER

Manuscript Status: 2 week delivery Mentor: Lizzy Charles Mentee: Talynn...

PW #304: Young Adult Literary Thriller: THEN BEGGARS WOULD RIDE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Destiny Cole Mentee Name: Tracie V....

PW #305: Young Adult Fantasy: THE PHANTOM, THE SPY, AND THE CROWN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Amanda Foody Mentee Name: Alison...

PW #306: Young Adult LGBT Fantasy: VENDETTA OF MONSTERS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentors: Sarah Nicolas & Leigh Mar Mentee:...

PW #307: Young Adult Contemporary (Own Voices): VERA WITH A VENGEANCE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Diana Gallagher Mentee: Tracy...

PW #308: Young Adult Magical Realism: CHIMERICAL

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: McKelle George Mentee Name: Cole...

PW #309: Young Adult Science Fiction: MONSTERS BENEATH OUR SKIN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Sharon M. Johnston Mentee: Michelle...

PW #310: Young Adult Speculative Historical Fiction: SASSAFRAS ROAD

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Jenni L. Walsh Mentee...

PW #311: Young Adult Historical Fantasy: THE BRIGHTEST SHADE OF FLAME

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Heather Cashman Mentee: Andrea...

PW #312: Young Adult Science Fiction (LGBT, Own Voices): STEALING THE STARS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Sarah Glenn Marsh & Shana...

PW #313: Young Adult Science Fiction: GHOST IN THE MACHINE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Naomi Hughes Mentee: Anthony...

PW #314: Young Adult Contemporary: LISTEN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kristin Wright Mentee Name:...

PW #315: Young Adult Speculative Fiction: GIRL UNPLUGGED

Manuscript Status: 2-3 weeks delivery Mentor name: Austin Aslan Mentee...

PW #316: Young Adult Contemporary: FLORENCE LEARY’S THEORY OF FLIGHT

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Sonia Hartl Mentee Name: Annette...

PW #317: Young Adult Contemporary: THE BUSINESS OF BLACKMAIL

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Sonia Hartl Mentee Name: Kelsey...

PW #318: Young Adult Contemporary (Own Voices): OVERBOARD

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Rachel Lynn Solomon & Kit...

PW #319: Young Adult Contemporary LGBT: CON ARTISTS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Rachel Lynn Solomon & Kit...

PW #320: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy: THE DEVOURING GRAY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Amanda Foody Mentee Name: Christine...

PW #321: Young Adult Contemporary LGBT (Own Voices): FEMSLASH

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Kes Trester/Jennifer Hawkins Mentee:...

PW #322: Young Adult Contemporary: UPSTAGED

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Karen McManus Mentee Name: Olivia...

PW #323: Young Adult Near-Historical: CHILDREN OF THE DUST

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Karen Fortunati Mentee: Shawn...

PW #324: Young Adult Contemporary: GRIDIRON GIRL

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Molly E. Lee Mentee: Tamara...

PW #325: Young Adult Contemporary: LOVE, LIES, AND THE OTHER TEAM DIES

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Marty Mayberry Mentee: Amelia...

PW #326: Young Adult Science Fiction Romance: PROJECT A.I.D.E.N

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Judi Lauren Mentee: Lindsey...

PW #327: Young Adult Contemporary: OLD TOWN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Judi Lauren Mentee: Clay Harmon Title:...

PW #328: Young Adult Thriller: CALCULATED

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Pintip Dunn Mentee: Nova McBee Title:...

PW #329: Young Adult Contemporary: STAGED

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jennifer Blackwood Mentee: Susie...

PW #330: Young Adult Contemporary: WE ARE EMBERS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Amy Trueblood Mentee: Ashley D....

PW #331: Young Adult Contemporary Paranormal: THE WRECKAGE OF US

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Mentee: Mary C....

PW #332: Young Adult Contemporary Dark Fantasy: QUEEN OF PARTS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Stacey Trombley & Rebecca...

PW #333: Young Adult Contemporary (in verse): LOVE AND OTHER SHARP POINTY THINGS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Helene Dunbar and Beth Hull...

PW #334: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy (Own Voices): SURRENDER YOUR SONS

MANUSCRIPT STATUS: Three weeks delivery Mentor: Lisa Amowitz Mentee: Adam...

PW #335: Young Adult LGBT Dark Fantasy: DEVIL’S CARAVAN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jessie Devine Mentee: J.K....

PW #336: Young Adult Contemporary: LOOK NO FURTHER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Emily Martin Mentee: Amelia Diane...

PW #337: Young Adult Historical LGBTQ: A KISS OF BLOOD AND GUNPOWDER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kip Wilson Mentee Name: Kosoko...

PW #338: Young Adult Science Fiction/Horror: IN FLESH, WE DROWN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Cat Scully and Kim Graff Mentee: Ariane...

PW #339: Young Adult Science Fiction: DONOR

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Brian Palmer Mentee: Adalyn Grace Title:...

PW #340: Young Adult Space Opera: THE LAST RELIC

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Monica M. Hoffman Mentee...

PW #341: Young Adult LGBT Contemporary: LOVE, CHAI & CONFESSIONS

MANUSCRIPT STATUS: Finished Mentor: Natasha Neagle Mentee: Sabina...

PW #342: Young Adult Fantasy: WE ARE MULTITUDES

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Kim Graff Mentee: Ashley Leath Title: WE...

PW #343: Young Adult Contemporary: DAMAGE OVER TIME

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Phil Stamper Mentee: Jenny Howe Title:...

PW #344: Young Adult Fantasy: ABOVEWATER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentors: Mónica Bustamante Wagner &...

PW #345: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy: THE BLOOD KEY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Jamie Howard Mentee Name: Kristen...

PW #346: Young Adult Contemporary Time Travel: MOM, I MARRIED A HIGHLANDER

MANUSCRIPT STATUS: Finished Mentor: Marty Mayberry Mentee: Lana...

PW #347: Young Adult Fantasy: BONEWOOD

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Brianna Shrum Mentee Name: Emily...

PW #348: Young Adult Fantasy: FOUR DEAD QUEENS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Mara Rutherford and Joan He Mentee:...

PW #349: Young Adult Contemporary with Supernatural Elements: SHADOWS CAST BY DREAMS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name:  Heather Ezell Mentee...

PW #350: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy: A MUSE DARK AND WILD

Manuscript Status: Two Weeks Delivery Mentor Name: Kelly Ann Hopkins Mentee...

PW #351: Young Adult Contemporary Verse: SAVING SUNDANCE

Manuscript status: Finished Mentor Name: Joy McCullough Mentee Name: Liz...

PW #352: Young Adult Contemporary: NOT HER STORY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Brenda Drake and Heather...

PW #353: Young Adult West-African Fantasy (Own Voices): CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Ashley Hearn Mentee: Tomi Adeyemi Title:...

PW #354: Young Adult Contemporary: THE FRIEND ZONE HYPOTHESIS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Nikki Roberti Mentee: Katie...

PW #355: Young Adult Mystery (Own Voices): A TASTE OF DARKNESS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Stephanie Scott Mentee: Sarena and Sasha...

PW #356: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy: SALTWATER BLOOD

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Chelsea Bobulski Mentee: Laura...

PW #357: Young Adult Fantasy: ALL OUR VILLAINY LAID BARE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Sharon M. Johnston Mentee: Rosanne...

PW #358: Young Adult Contemporary, Own Voices: WE ARE NOT ALONE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Tabitha Martin Mentee: Lisa Moore...

PW #359: Young Adult Historical Fantasy: FAMINELAND

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Names: Katie Bucklein and Megan...

PW #360: Young Adult Historical: DANGEROUS ALLIANCE

Manuscript Status: Three weeks delivery Mentor: Tobie Easton Mentee:...

PW #361: Young Adult Contemporary LGBT: EVERYTHING IS EPHEMERAL

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Judi Lauren Mentee: Alice Reeds Title:...

PW #362: Young Adult Historical Fantasy: SONG OF SULEIMAN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Charlie Holmberg Mentee: Heather...

PW #363: Young Adult Contemporary: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Manuscript Status: Six Weeks, Maximum Mentor: Dionne McCulloch & Fiona...

PW #364: Young Adult Fantasy: STARS AND REEDS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kip Wilson Mentee Name: Sam...

PW #365: Young Adult Science Fiction (Own Voices): EARTH TO LIA

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Isabel Davis Mentee Name: Christy...

PW #366: Young Adult Contemporary: LOVE LETTERS AND BROKEN THINGS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jeanmarie Anaya Mentee: Erin...

PW #367: Young Adult Fantasy: COURT OF GLITTERING CRIMSON

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Lynnette Labelle and Destiny...

PW #368: Young Adult Contemporary: BETWEEN NEVER AND ALWAYS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: RuthAnne Snow Mentee Name: Tosha...

PW #369: Young Adult Fantasy (with LGBT+ elements): A BOUNTY OF RUNAWAYS

Manuscript Status: Six Weeks Delivery Mentor Name: Jamie Pacton & M.K....

PW #370: Young Adult Alternate History (Diverse): A COURT OF MIRACLES

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Names: Rosalyn Eves and Erin...

PW #371: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy (ownvoices): THE BLACK VEINS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Katherine Webber Mentee Name:...

PW #372: Young Adult Taiwanese Horror (Own Voices): HUNGRY GHOSTS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentors: Janella Angeles and Axie Oh Mentee:...

PW #373: Young Adult Contemporary (Own Voices): THE BRAVERY OF ZOE AL-MANSUR

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Dannie Morin Mentee: Sara C....

PW #374: Young Adult Science Fiction: ROGUE

Manuscript Status: 1 month Mentor Names: Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria...

PW #375: Young Adult Thriller: A SILENT GOODBYE

Manuscript Status: FINISHED Mentor: Trisha Leaver & Kelly...

PW #201: Middle Grade Magical Realism: DOPPELGÄNGER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jessica Vitalis/Amanda Hill/Cindy...

PW #202: Middle Grade Contemporary: THE WINDUP

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Stefanie Wass Mentee Name: Steven...

PW #203: Middle Grade Contemporary Adventure/Humor: FRANKENUT

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Rebecca Petruck Mentee Name:...

PW #204: Middle Grade Historical Fantasy: AN IMPOSSIBLE MAGIC

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Juliana Brandt Mentee Name: Lacee...

PW #205: Middle Grade Mystery: THE ORDER OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Julie C. Dao Mentee Name: Julia...

PW #206: Middle Grade Contemporary: OLD-FASHIONED NEWFANGLED GIRLS

Manuscript status: Finished Mentor Name: Joy McCullough Mentee Name: Faith...

PW #207: Middle Grade Fantasy: THE MIDNIGHT FLIGHT OF THE SALEM MAGI

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: G.K. Byrne Mentee: Elliot Smith Title:...

PW #208: Middle Grade Contemporary: SNOW DAY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Lisa Lewis Tyre Mentee: David...

PW #209: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy: THE CURIOUS CURSE OF THE LONELY LIBRARY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Ashley Martin Mentee: Kaitlin...

PW #210: Middle Grade Contemporary Mystery: THE SECRET OF SAGAMORE HILL

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: K.C. Held Mentee: Patty Lenz...

PW #211: Middle Grade Historical Fiction (Neuro-diverse, Own Voices): PLANET EARTH IS BLUE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Ellie Terry Mentee Name: Nicole...

PW #212: Middle Grade Contemporary Horror: GHOST TRAIN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Rebecca Petruck Mentee Name: Liz...

PW #213: Middle Grade Light Science Fiction: THE SOCIETY OF FLYERS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Kim Long Mentee Name: Taylor B....

PW #214: Middle Grade Contemporary Realistic Fiction: THE SOUND OF BELONG

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Ellie Terry Mentee Name: Marcia...

PW #215: Middle Grade Contemporary Animal Story: CALL ME ALASTAIR

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Amanda Hill, Cindy Baldwin Mentee...

PW #216: Middle Grade Contemporary Magical Realism: BREATHING UNDERWATER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Ellie Terry Mentee Name: Sarah...

PW #217: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy: SISTERS OF THE SEA

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Alexandra Alessandri Mentee Name:...

PW #218: Middle Grade Light Science Fiction/Humor: MISHAPS OF A SIXTH GRADE SCIENTIST

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Allison Ziegler Mentee: Chrystal...

PW #219: Middle Grade Contemporary: STEPPING UP

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Shari Schwarz Mentee Name: Patrick...

PW #220: Middle Grade Contemporary: HOLD ME UP

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Melyssa Mercado Mentee Name: Dana...

PW #221: Middle Grade Paranormal Mystery: GHOSTBESTIES

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Kara Seal Mentee: April Wall Title:...

PW #222: Middle Grade Mystery-Twist of Magical Realism: HEARST’S GREATEST TREASURE

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jenna Lehne Mentee: Tara Creel Title:...

PW #223: Middle Grade Contemporary: OPERATION: NORMAL

Manuscript Status: 6 Weeks Delivery Mentors: Dee Romito and Jen...

PW #224: Middle Grade Contemporary Mystery: THE CAROUSEL KEEPER

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Rebecca Wells Mentee: Hope...

PW #225: Middle Grade Contemporary: RUBY IN THE SKY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Laura Shovan and Tricia Clasen Mentee:...

PW #226: Middle Grade Science Fiction: THE ADVENTURES OF KIRBY DARING

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentors: Elly Blake & Ron Walters Mentee:...

PW #227: Middle Grade Contemporary Humorous Fantasy: SAMTO DIES AGAIN

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Sarah Cannon Mentee: Elle Evans Title:...

PW #228: Middle Grade Contemporary: LIGHTS! CAMERA! BRAINS?

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: Brooks Benjamin and Caroline...

PW #229: Middle Grade Fantasy, illuminated MS w/excerpts from scientific field journal: IN THE NARROWS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor Name: J.C. Davis, Addie Thorley Mentee...

PW #230: Middle Grade Contemporary: THE WILDCATS

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Shanna Rogers Mentee: Katharine...

PW #231: Middle Grade Contemporary (with a dash of magic): EIGHT TIMES CRAZY

Manuscript Status: Finished Mentor: Jessica Vitalis Mentee: Yael...

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Brenda Drake, Author and Pitch Wars Founding Director

New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2) available now, creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group.

Heather Cashman. Pitch Wars Managing Director

Heather Cashman, Pitch Wars Managing Director
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels that range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction,. Agent Intern. Member, SCBWI. She is currently seeking representation. @HeatherCashman

Nikki Roberti, Pitch Wars Media Director

Nikki Roberti, Pitch Wars Managing Director
Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than a decade of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Suzie Townsend of the New Leaf Literary Agency. Before writing novels, she was a seven-time award winning playwright with her short pieces performed around the country, including The Kennedy Center in D.C.

Monica Hoffman, Pitch Wars Communications Director

Monica Hoffman, Pitch Wars Communications Director
Monica M. Hoffman is a YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy author represented by Laurie McLean & Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary. She's an active member of SCBWI & the writing community. She’s a Trekkie, Star Wars fanatic, and a PC gamer. You can find her tweets about all things YA lit & entertaining GIFs @mmhoffman14 & www.mmhoffmanbooks.com

Pitch Wars Mentor Liaison, Joy McCullough

Pitch Wars Mentor Liaison, Joy McCullough
Joy is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, and author assistant, as well as an MG/YA writer represented by Jim McCarthy. Six of her past Pitchwars mentees have signed with agents (so far!), and their books include THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2016), FORGET ME NOT by Ellie Terry (Feiwel&Friends/Macmillan, 2017), and ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD by Eric Bell (Katherine Tegen Books/Harper, 2017). You can find her on Twitter @JMCwrites or at her website: www.joymcculloughcarranza.com

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