Pitch Madness 2017 Candyland Edition… game on!


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Welcome to Team Ice Cream Sea! It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches. Our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your team hosts have chosen seventy pitches for the agent round. To meet the slush readers and hosts go to this post here. And you can find out more about the participating agents on this post here.

For 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 rules and instructions of the game here.

I’m co-hosting with the amazing Monica Hoffman! Check out her site and follow her, you’ll be happy you did.

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Scroll down to view all 10 picks for my blog or click on the links to each post …

Middle Grade


B2: MG Contemporary with elements of magic: GIRL OF THE BIG ISLAND


Young Adult

B4: YA Paranormal Romance: A RAVEN’S CRAVING


B6: YA Fantasy: EVENTIDE

B7: YA Contemporary: THE COLD PLACE

New Adult/Adult

B8: Adult Upmarket Contemporary LGBTQ+ #ownvoices: SPEEDBUMP

B9: Adult Mystery: THE POISON SEASON

B10: Adult Science Fiction Thriller: INVADED

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

We’ll reveal the agent requests on March 17 starting at 4:30 Eastern time. All the twitter fun will happen on the hashtag #PitchMadness, where we’ll tweet the results of the agent round.

Join us for the Twitter Pitch Party on March 23 from 8AM to 8PM Eastern time on the hashtag #PitMad. It’s open to everyone!

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

A huge HUGE thank you to my team and to the wonderful agents! 

Go to all the hosts’ blogs to read more winning pitches …

Team Ice Cream Sea – http://www.brenda-drake.com/

Team Gumdrop Mountains – https://heathercashmanblog.wordpress.com/

Team Peanut Brittle House – https://pintipdunn.wordpress.com/

Team Lollipop Woods – https://rebeccacoffindaffer.com/category/blog/

Team Licorice Castle – http://sharonmjohnston.com/

Team Peppermint Forest – http://wadealbertwhite.ca/blog/

Team Candy Castle – http://samanthajoyce.com/



Author: Brenda Drake

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. @brendadrake

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