Pitch Wars … The Mentors’ Picks!!
Aug24

Pitch Wars … The Mentors’ Picks!!

SaveW   After weeks of reading and obsessing over all the fabulous entries, our amazing mentors have chosen their mentees! Please know that mentors are not required to send feedback to those who submitted to them. Our mentors have their own books to write, mentees to mentor, jobs, and family life.  Some will have the time to send feedback and some will not. Don’t pester mentors for feedback in their emails, their sites, or social media. If you get feedback, it’s a bonus. A few things first. We have some amazing giveaways for those of you who didn’t make it into the mentoring round. Here they are … Cornerstones Literary Consultancy is offering an amazing giveaway and you can check it out here. You don’t want to miss this one! Cornerstones UK | Cornerstones US | Twitter | Blog   Author Accelerator is offering a giveaway and you can check what they are offering here. It’s amazing so you want to enter! Author Accelerator Website We had some of our wonderful mentors donate editing prizes for everyone who entered and donated to Pitch Wars.  I will draw winners soon. But if you wanted to check out what the prizes were, go to this post here. ProWritingAid will be sending a free 6 months subscription to all the 2016 mentees. Heather Cashman uses this program and she swears by it! For everyone who entered Pitch Wars but didn’t get a mentee spot, they’re giving a discount of 25% off the Premium version. Use voucher code PITCHWARS. If you don’t want to purchase it, the online editor is pretty comprehensive and completely free to use. Check it out here … ProWritingAid And here are the picks … The scavenger hunt mentee drawing winners are … Middle Grade winner with mentor Shanna Rogers: THE WILDCATS by Katharine Manning Young Adult winner with Heather Cashman and me (Brenda Drake) as co-mentors: NOT HER STORY by Kara McDowell Adult and New Adult winner with mentor E.L. Wicker: SIGHT OF HAND by Leigh Stanfield You will see that some mentors have more than one mentee. We drew nine names for wild card picks for mentors who wanted an extra mentee. But then it just wasn’t enough and we just drew three more. So here are three extra wild card winners and their mentee picks … Middle Grade Wild Card: Ellie Terry will mentor BREATHING UNDERWATER by Sarah Allen Young Adult Wild Card: Destiny Vandeput will mentor THEN BEGGARS WOULD RIDE by Tracie Martin Adult Wild Card: Tamara Mataya will mentor LIES UNDERCOVER by KK Hendin Middle Grade Picks … Adult and New Adult picks …...

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Editorial Giveaway by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy!
Aug24

Editorial Giveaway by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy!

  Cornerstones Literary Consultancy Giveaway! Cornerstones UK | Cornerstones US | Twitter | Blog   For those of you who don’t become a Pitch Wars mentee, we have a giveaway from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. Cornerstones, the No. 1 literary consultancy in the UK, has expanded into the US. They provide editorial feedback, scout for agents, and have launched many writers over the years: Celia Bryce, Lezanne Clannachan, Sarwat Chadda, Liz Kessler, Ava McCarthy, Jane Yardley, Lezanne Clannachan, and Kate Glanville to name a few. Three lucky people will win one hour each of free editing with Michele Rubin, Managing Editor at Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, US. ($1000 worth of editorial services.) Only Pitch Wars 2016 participants will be allowed to win the contest. The contact information entered into this form will be given to Cornerstones so that Michele can contact you to set up your free hour of editing. To join the drawing, enter the Rafflecopter below.   Michele Rubin is the new Managing Editor at Cornerstones U.S.She was a Senior Executive Literary Agent at Writers House for 25 years (representing almost everything under the sun from upmarket fiction to memoir to middle grade, as well as The Estate of Martin Luther King), and left agenting in 2013 to work full-time as a freelance editor, writer, ghostwriter, and conductor of writing workshops. Her areas of expertise and interest are broad; she is open to all genres. She is thrilled to be working with Cornerstones and will be working away to establish the company in the U.S.         Only those who entered Pitch Wars and weren’t picked by a mentor can enter the contest. Enter now! a Rafflecopter giveaway Save Save Save Save Save...

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Giveaways by Author Accelerator!
Aug24

Giveaways by Author Accelerator!

We’re excited to offer some amazing editorial prizes from the fabulous people at Author Accelerator. Three writers who entered Pitch Wars and weren’t chosen by a mentor will win a full manuscript evaluation. Manuscript evaluations give writers a comprehensive summary of the strengths and weaknesses of their story and a 15-point checklist of the major elements of their complete manuscript. A $399 value. And one lucky writer who entered Pitch Wars and wasn’t chosen by a mentor will receive a full manuscript edit. Manuscript edits give writers a full developmental edit on their manuscripts, with on-the-page feedback and a comprehensive summary strengths/weaknesses. A $1500 value. What do you have to do for a chance to win? Simply enter the Rafflecopter below! Check out Author Accelerator for more information about their services … Author Accelerator Website Thank you for the giveaway Pitch Wars mentor, Jennie Nash! Private book coach: jennienash.com Chief Creative Officer: authoraccelerator.com   Enter the Rafflecopter now! a Rafflecopter...

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Pitch Wars LIVE Show TONIGHT!
Aug24

Pitch Wars LIVE Show TONIGHT!

The wait is almost over. Tomorrow, Pitch Wars mentees will be announced. But tonight at 7 p.m. EDT, we celebrate the long process of Pitch Wars by getting some amazing mentors together and chatting! We’ll be discussing the slush and how we picked our mentees, answering some questions, and so much more! So come out and join us for this two-hour Pitch-stravaganza! Ask questions via the tag #askmentor. You won’t want to miss it! Watch it on Youtube | Watch it in Google...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Wade Albert White!
Aug24

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Wade Albert White!

  Wade Albert White Website | Twitter | Goodreads  | Hachette Wade hails from Nova Scotia, land of wild blueberries and Duck Tolling Retrievers. He teaches part time, dabbles in animation, and spends the rest of his time as a stay-at-home dad. It is also possible he has set a new record as the slowest 10K runner. Ever. He owns one pretend cat and one real one, and they get along fabulously.   The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Barnes & Noble | Indigo   A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look (which is to say, not innocent at all), and nothing is quite what it seems. Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new adventuring partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes–or face the horrible consequences. Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series. Releases September 13, 2016   Giveaway!   Winner receives one signed hardcover of The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, personalized if desired (will ship internationally in September once the book is released). Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Wade will contact the winner by email. (Winner chosen using random.org via the comments.)...

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