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Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition … Game on!

Welcome to the Red Team! It’s been a long week of reading through all the...

Pitch Madness B-1: MG: THE RANSOM OF MISS ELVERNA DOWER

Genre: Middle Grade Humor Word Count: 30,000 Pitch: Seventh graders Casey...

Pitch Madness B-2: MG: THE GREAT WOODS

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy Word Count: 37,000 Pitch: Jenny...

Pitch Madness B-3: MG: DARK SKY’S ASHES

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Word Count: 57,000 Pitch: Twelve-year-old...

Pitch Madness B-4: YA: MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN

Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy (LGBQTIA): MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN Word...

Pitch Madness B-5: YA: THE FAN GENE

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Word Count: 80,000 Pitch: What happens...

Pitch Madness B-6: YA: IN DARKNESS WE RISE

Genre: Young Adult Gothic Horror Word Count:...

Pitch Madness B-7: YA: FORSAKEN

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Word Count: 55,000 Pitch: Devya Mallick is not a...

Pitch Madness B-8: YA: CHARMED LEVERAGE

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy Word Count: 60,000 Pitch: Mona’s...

Pitch Madness B-9: YA: JANE UNWRAPPED

Genre: Young Adult Mythological Fantasy Word Count: 85,0000 Pitch: Ending...

Pitch Madness B-10: YA: DOLL HOUSE

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Word Count: 51,000 Pitch: Crummings’ Home...

Pitch Madness B-11: NA: DARE YOU

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Word Count: 76,000 Pitch: When dares don’t...

Pitch Madness B-12: Adult: THE KIDDUSH LADIES

Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 75,000 Pitch: Three best friends...

Pitch Madness B-13: Adult: CHALK CIRCLES

Genre: Historical Fantasy Word Count: 82,000 Pitch: Non-magicker Wayward...

Pitch Madness B-14: Adult: SOMEPLACE WILD

Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction Word Count: 107,000 Pitch: A 1906...

Pitch Madness B-15: Adult: WHILE WE WEPT

Genre: Thriller/Suspense Word Count: 88,000 Pitch: Two tragedies, two...

Pitch Madness B-16: Adult: THE WILDFLOWER SEASON

Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 99,000 Pitch: Ten years ago,...

Pitch Madness B-17: Adult: GRAVITY LESSENS

Genre: Literary/Magical Realism Word Count: 79,000 Pitch: When gravity...

Pitch Madness Draft Picks List

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Destiny Cole and Trisha Leigh!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Pitch Madness Draft … how does it work?

Everyone has been asking about what happens and how does the Pitch Madness...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Sonia Hartl and Dannie Morin!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Kelly Calabrese and her mentors Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Pitch Madness … the submission window

The submission window for Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition is now open! To...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Heather Truett and Dannie Morin!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Kelly Siskind and Brighton Walsh!

  The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

The Space Between: Going Hybrid by Lizzy Charles

The Space Between: Going Hybrid by Lizzy Charles   Hello, everyone!...

Pitch Madness 2015 SORRY! Edition … agent game rules & submission instructions.

The submission window for Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition is this Friday! What...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Gina Denny and Mina Vaughn!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Abby Cooper and Gail Nall!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Guest Post by Katie Bucklein … A Journey to Success!

  I think it’s safe to say this has been a looooooooooooooooong...

How to Write Realistic Dialogue

It’s probably because I was a playwright first before writing novels...

Pitch Madness… Introducing the Agents!

  Pitch Madness 2015 SORRY! Edition The Agents!   The Pitch Madness...

AWAKENING by Shannon Duffy … cover reveal!

Awakening by Shannon Duffy Release Date: 04/07/15 Entangled...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with RuthAnne Snow and Emily Martin!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Jennifer Hawkins and Kes Trester!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Pitch Madness 2015 … introducing the teams!

Pitch Madness 2015 SORRY! Edition   The Pitch Madness submission...

RODIN’S LOVER by Heather Webb … release day!

Barnes & Noble      Amazon      IndieBound Synopsis: As a woman,...

NAKED by Stacey Trombley … cover reveal!

Naked by StaceyTrombley Release Date: 07/07/15 Entangled...

Guest Post … Moving beyond Solitary: Practicing Perseverance by Amy Bearce

Moving Beyond Solitary: Practicing Perseverance By Amy Bearce Writing is,...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 7

15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 6

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started...

BRING THE RAIN by Lizzy Charles … cover reveal & ARC giveaway!

Lizzy Charles Young Adult Coming February 17, 2015 Synopsis One summer...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 5

15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Enter to win a signed copy of THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie E. Hall!

  I was so lucky to attend Maggie E. Hall’s signing for THE...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 4

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 3

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 2

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 1

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Tara Sim and Elizabeth Briggs!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Meet our newest addition to the blog … Nikki Roberti!

Nikki Roberti Website | Twitter I’m so pleased to announce our...

Free Critique Opportunities for Writers from Author Lori Goldstein & Agent Lucy Carson!

Preorder Becoming Jinn     Today I have one of our Pitch Wars mentors,...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Mara Rae and Jessie Humphries!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Happy Holidays and I’ll see you in the New Year!

I can’t believe how fast the year has passed. Thank you for making it...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Kellye Garrett and Sarah Henning!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

January Query & 1st Page Workshop by Chimera Editing … sign up now!

    15 critiques for ’15! I’m holding a query and first...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Rosalyn Eves and Virginia Boecker!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Casey Lyall and Naomi Hughes!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with K. Kazul Wolf and Evelyn Skye!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Holiday Guest Post by Gail Nall

At a writers’ meet-up about a year and a half ago, a fellow writer...

Holiday Guest Post & Giveway by Renée Ahdieh … Enter to win an ARC of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN!

  Like No One is Watching I was eleven when I wrote my first story....

Holiday Guest Post by Fiona McLaren

It’s approaching Christmas and, for many people, this is a wonderful time...

Holiday Guest Post by Jaye Robin Brown

It feels counterintuitive to write about my lowest point on the best day...

Holiday Guest Post by Virginia Boecker

I’ve never suffered from depression. I know I’m lucky to say that, and...

EYES TURNED SKYWARD by Rebecca Yarros … release day!

Rebecca Yarros New Adult Entangled: Embrace Publishing Release December 8,...

Another Pitch Wars success story…with Elly Blake and Sarah Nicolas!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Another Pitch Wars alum success story…with Nikki Roberti and Rachel Lynn Soloman!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

Holiday Guest Post by Amy Reichert

  Depression, Escapism, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer This writing journey...

Holiday Guest Post by Sharon Johnston

  Four years ago, in June, I had a phone call from my parents that...

Holiday Guest Post by Trisha Leaver

“I am not afraid of the storms for I am learning how to sail my...

Holiday Guest Post by Erica M. Chapman

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day ;o) I want to thank...

Holiday Guest Post by Brianna Shrum

  It’s that time of year where I have some of my writerly...

Thankful Guest Post by Author & Pitch Wars Mentor, Dan Koboldt!

In the course of my writing career, I’ve had many wonderful teachers....

Thankful Guest Post by Author & Pitch Wars Mentor, Jennifer Blackwood!

  When Brenda asked if I would be interested in writing a post about...

Thankful Guest Post by Author & Pitch Wars Mentor, Ronni Arno!

A Thankful Rhyme By Ronni Arno It’s the week of Thanksgiving and here...

Another Pitch Wars alum success story…with Janet B. Taylor and Heather Webb!

  The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear...

A Pitch Madness Success (sort of) Interview with Mandy Mikulencak!

Mandy Mikulencak So let’s get this party started. What made you decide to...

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Brenda Drake

Author of LIBRARY JUMPERS (Entangled Teen, January 2016, host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with Park Literary,

Assistant Rae Chang

Assistant Rae Chang

I am a YA/NA author and freelance editor who loves sci-fi/fantasy everything, food, mentoring youth, and helping the awesome people in the writing community.

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than ten years of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Carrie Howland of the Donadio & Olson 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.

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