Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition … Game on!


Welcome to the Red Team! It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches. Our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your game hosts have chosen sixty pitches for the game. To meet the slush readers, agent insiders, and the blog teams go to this post here. And you can find out more about the amazing agents playing the game on this post here.

blueFor those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, it’s a contest where agents compete in a game against their peers for pitches and you can find the instructions here.

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Scroll down to view all 15 picks for my blog or click on the links to each post …

Middle Grade


B-2: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy: THE GREAT WOODS

B-3: Middle Grade Fantasy: DARK SKY’S ASHES

Young Adult

B-4: Young Adult Urban Fantasy (LGBQTIA): MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN

B-5: Young Adult Contemporary: THE FAN GENE

B-6: Young Adult Gothic Horror: IN DARKNESS WE RISE

B-7: Young Adult Fantasy: FORSAKEN

B-8: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy: CHARMED LEVERAGE

B-9: Young Adult Mythological Fantasy: JANE UNWRAPPED

B-10: Young Adult Fantasy: DOLL HOUSE

New Adult/Adult

B-11: New Adult Contemporary: DARE YOU

B-12: Adult Women’s Fiction: THE KIDDUSH LADIES

B-13: Adult Historical Fantasy: CHALK CIRCLES

B-14: Adult Historical Women’s Fiction: SOMEPLACE WILD

B-15: Adult Thriller/Suspense: WHILE WE WEPT

B-16: Adult Women’s Fiction: THE WILDFLOWER SEASON

B-17: Adult Literary/Magical Realism: GRAVITY LESSENS


yellowGo to the other hosts’ blogs to read all the winning pitches …

Brenda Drake’s blog

Rebecca Coffindaffer’s blog

Summer Heacock’s blog

Sharon Johnston’s blog


Comments are set to moderation so the agents won’t see their competitors’ bids. Please no comments other than those from the agents. After the game, we’ll release the moderation and let you all comment on the entries.

We’ll reveal the agent requests on March 4 at 12:00PM (that’s noon) EST. green piece

Please note: We will email submission details for all requests by the agents. After the contest, agents will make requests to us for the pitches they loved and did not win.

All the twitter fun will happen on the hashtag #PitchMadness! red 2

Congratulations to those who’ve made it into the game! For those who haven’t made it (and whoever else wants to join us), we are hosting a Twitter Pitch Party on March 11 from 8AM to 8PM EST on the hashtag #PitMad.

How do you twitter pitch? You can find all the details here.

A huge HUGE thank you to my team, Kimberly P. Chase, Fiona McLaren, and Naomi Hughes!


And if you didn’t make it into Pitch Madness, the amazing Stacey Trombley (author of NAKED, Entangled Teen) is giving away a full manuscript critique. Go here for details.

Author: Brenda Drake

Author of TOUCHING FATE (Entangled Teen Crave, October 13, 2015) and THIEF OF LIES: a Library Jumpers novel (Entangled Teen, January 5, 2016), host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group.

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