Pitch Wars 2015 Success Story with Sarah Grimm and Mentor Molly Lee
Apr11

Pitch Wars 2015 Success Story with Sarah Grimm and Mentor Molly Lee

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about successes. Today we celebrate Sarah Grimm and her Pitch Wars mentor, Molly Lee! Sarah recently signed with Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her. So without further ado, please meet Sarah and Molly as they recap their awesome Pitch Wars success story.   Sarah, what made you decide to send a Pitch Wars application to Molly? She seemed awesome! Her bio was so open and friendly, yet she also made sure to state that she would be no-nonsense when it came to edits. I wanted someone who was going to tell me what was working in my novel, but also the parts that really needed to be fixed/cut/changed. When it comes to my writing, I like to be encouraged and pushed. Also, her taste in books seemed to be similar to mine and what I write, so I thought she might actually like my stuff. Plus, she loves dogs. Molly, what about Sarah’s application made you choose her for your team? Sarah’s concept was super compelling and her pitch showcased the stakes and characters well. Her opening pages hooked me instantly and the two main characters had great, unique voices. Also, one of the characters had a physical disability, which I believe is a voice/pov which needs more shelf-space in the market.   Sarah, tell us about the revision period for Pitch Wars? After I got my edits back I didn’t have as much to be nervous about as I thought I might. Molly had this great ability to tell me when things were not working or believable in a nice way. She had a great eye for the overall flow of my story, and her critiques were spot on. That said, I worked my butt off. Molly, tell us about your experience with mentoring Sarah. How was mentoring your other team members? Mentoring Sarah was an awesome and fast experience! We actually had to get things done in a very short amount of time because I asked her on board very late in the game. She stepped up to the plate and knocked revisions out of the park! She was super easy to work with and it was really fun brainstorming with her! And mentoring my other team members was a blast as well! With Sarah’s news, TeamLee actually had a full success rate! Both other team members went on to sign deals! It was a great year and there were a ton amazing stories to choose from. I got wicked lucky that so many talented authors...

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