Saturday, March 1, 2014

1 Top 25 Entries Announced in the Pitch Plus One Contest!

We interrupt this regularly scheduled post to share the 25 titles that have progressed to the author round in the Pitch Plus One contest.

It's the post you've all been waiting for! First a reminder that our hope in doing this contest is that you will receive valuable feedback that will help you hone your work so that it catches an agent/editor's attention. You've all shown bravery for putting your work out there, and if your manuscript is not on the list below it does not mean it isn't great. Writing and publishing are subjective.

Now, the rules!

Revised pitches and first pages are due back to us at ayapcontest at gmail dot com by Sunday at Noon. High noon. Please include:
  1. Name: Your Name

  2. Email: Your Email

  3. Title: Book Title

  4. Genre: Age and Genre

  5. Length: Manuscript word count

  6. Pitch: Pitch of no more than 150 words

  7. First Page: First page of no more than 250 words.
  • Note we've added word count and the whole first page. 
  • Subject line should read Pitch Plus 1 top 25 Entry: Entry #XXX Title

  • ONLY ONE EMAIL per person please. It gets confusing when I get twelve versions from eight people. I know you're excited, but take the time to review the above two items before pressing send. 

  • They will be posted Monday by 8PM EST. 

  • You may comment on each others posts. The authors will do so sometime this week at their discretion up to NOON ON FRIDAY. Remember these are published authors donating their time to give you guidance. :D 

  • Again, the judges will fill out score cards and a discrepancy judge will be available if there's an issue. The results will be tabulated and announced next Saturday morning. The top 10 will go on to the agent round. 

  • Now what you're all waiting for. Or have already scrolled down to so you could check the list first. In no particular order:
    1. Defy the Stars
    2. Paloma and the Bow Wow Bar Mitzvah
    3. Gerald and the Amulet of Zonrach
    4. Class Clown
    5. Camp Cammoodle
    6. Something Wicked
    7. A Serpent in the Garden
    8. Where there is Dark
    9. Luma
    10. Roger Firebug
    11. The Unbelievable Misadventures of Avery Mann
    12. Becoming Hook
    13. Don Q. Oatney - Vampire Hunter
    14. Witches Brew
    15. Ivan and the Grey Wolf
    16. See You Then, Joshua Jacobs
    17. If I promise you the sun
    18. Twist of Fate
    19. Darkenwear Inc.: Feathers vs. Scales
    20. Words in the Windowsill
    21. Love and the Bard
    22. Leaving Peacesylvania
    23. Heritage Blade
    24. Nanny Morto
    25. Conduit

    1 comment:

    1. Congrats to the winners! And yes, for those not on the list, it is important to remember how subjective all the voting is. And it's important to remember that as we submit to agents.


    Tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you! :)