Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 2013 #PitMad Requested Pitches

Update! Latest Winning Pitch List Here:

As many of you know, this past Friday was #PitMad -- the second of the year and just as fun as the first! A huge thank you to Brenda Drake & Co. for hosting and providing everyone with tips and guidance throughout the whole Pitch Party, and making it such a good experience for all of us. You rock! 

Also a huge thank you to all our fellow authors. It was so great to see everyone out there cheering each other on. Love you guys!

Before we get to the list of pitches, I wanted to mention some other resources you might be interested in:
While you're up and about, also check out David Oarr's PitMad Analysis, and S.M. Johnston's Pitch Madness Observations-- note that this latter discusses the full contest pitches not the tweet party

Ok, now then. Here we go!

March 2013 #PitMad 
Requested Pitches
  • Young Adult (113 novels requested) 
  • Young Adult Graphic Novel (1 novel)
  • Picture Books (5 books)
  • Chapter Books (1 book)
  • Middle Grade (26 novels)
  • New Adult (22 novels)
  • Adult (68 novels)
  • Total = 236 manuscripts got requests!!
    **That's more than double we saw at last PitMad,
         for those of you counting!
    **Also, this number doesn't include all the requests made off-hashtag
        (some agents/editors asked to be @'d tweets on specific genres)

Note: I know I'm probably missing a few here. If you know of any entries that should be added, let me know!

Congrats everyone on the Requests!!

YA- A cranky dead guy wants Sydney's help. But once she reneges on her no-talking-to-ghosts policy, others want her too. Not awesome.#PitMad

A teenage girl's romance eerily mirrors that of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, down to the impending swing of an axe. #PitMad #yathriller

YA If Bree can't keep calm, keep secrets &carry on she’s going 2 end up losing her BFF, her new boyfriend & the trust of a dead girl.#PitMad

#PitMad YA When the local bully is murdered, all eyes focus on new girl and black belt Nica who's desperate to hide her dark past.


#PitMad YA The local bully is dead and new girl and black belt Nica must prove she didn't do it although all evidence points to her.


#PitMad YA The local bully is dead and everyone thinks new girl & black belt Nica did it. Now she hunts the killer to prove she's innocent.

Daisy's friends are dying. To catch the killer, she must team up with London's most brilliant--and most annoying--detective. #pitmad #ya

When fanatical magicians attack the gvt, the police want 17yo magic-seer Rachel to catch them. The alternative is... non-existent. #pitmad

YA Contmp Take 1 shy albino guy named Ansel & 1 runaway girl. Shake thoroughly & stand back, things are going to get interesting #pitmad
1 shy albino guy + 1 runaway heiress with a hidden past = danger, mayhem & unexpected love in the Alaskan wilderness YA contemp #pitmad

A girl should never kiss sarcastic ghosts, dig up bodies with a witch who loves CCR, or mouth off to an angel in a cardigan. #Pitmad YA Co F

#pitmad WWI dbl amputee and a 16 y/o seamstress in remote Alaska must make it until June. Flu, bears, and morphine, oh my!

Tristan and Isolde in high school—less feudalism, more football, all the drama. A legendary love but a story all their own. #PitMad YA


Tristan and Isolde, in high school and in love. The legend, loyalty, and lies come to life--with the help of some green M&Ms. #PitMad YA

Bloodredruby @bloodredruby
#PitMad YA When Joni starts 10th grade she gets the feeling her old enemy Kim isn't just a bully and drug addict, she might also be a ghost.

17 yo Denali should listen to the American Psi Council. She shouldn't try to stop the bomb. But she will. #YA #scifi #pitmad

Estranged family. Murdered sister. Buried secrets. Julia’s search for the truth could destroy everything she knows. Contemp NA #PitMad
No one knows 16yo Minna can understand the trees. But she’ll need all her powers when people start getting erased #PitMad YA Sci-Fantasy

When 17 yo Isla learns her mom isn’t dead and is actually a high fae, she must adapt to save her dad. If she can forgive him. #PitMad YA

A reckless 17yo must choose btwn avenging his father's murder or saving Victorian San Fran & a deceptive beauty from a killer YA H/F #pitmad

1 razor. 1K secrets. Can Lily handle her bff's gay beating or will she take matters into her own hands? #PitMad YA

Fifteen-year-old Natasha's decision to take her dead brother's role in a production of Hamlet raises ghosts--in more ways than one #PitMad
Jane must reclaim the missing pieces of her soul to protect her world from the evil spirit struggling to escape her locket. YA-F #pitmad

YA Isobel has a choice: Safety in a “flawless” city, ignoring the experiments, or digging up the secrets behind genetic perfection. #Pitmad

For haunting the living in previous life, Cora will hunt ghosts in this one, her best friend included, or doom her soul to Hell YA #PitMad
What do a crazy gypsy, a cryptic prophecy, a 150yo journal & an unconscious man have in common? 18yo Clara's about to find out. #YA #PitMad

A hidden time machine, roguish duke, secret society and meeting Queen Victoria. Not exactly the vacation Harper had in mind. #PitMad #adult

Calum is a fallen constellation. Kate is sworn against him. Cursed, they are destined to fall in love. This time love means war. #YA #PitMad

Falling for a hostage is never a good idea. Especially for Jess who's being paid to deliver him. YA #pitmad Think Buffy meets The Sopranos

YA-Genie needs a master to keep the new body she got at 17 ½--but finding Master Right isn’t easy, and she wishes most for love. #PitMad

YA HisMys: When Helen finally gets to be a detective's assistant,a letter arrives inviting them to a mysterious and dangerous game. #PitMad

Realistic YA. Rebellious hot skier. Rogue cop. Collision course. You'd better FLINCH. DRIVE for teens #PitMad

18yo Anne Marie time travels & becomes French revolutionary Charlotte Corday. Will she kill journalist Marat or change history? #YA #pitmad

YA SF Arrogant 17 yo prep schooler’s abducted and replaced by aliens to avert a future where he’s the president who starts WWIII. #PitMad

(YA) Yasmeen deciding to wear the headscarf leads to obstacles inc. atheist giving mis-info. Finds a Christian interested in Islam. #PitMad

As a Gateway 17y.o Aiden let's the dead walk through his body to reach the other side until the Gateway begins bringing things back. #PitMad

Heather Senter @HeatherSenter
#pitmad Rhi's color synaesthesia is actually a great power-one problem-King Arthur's coming back & he’s not as nice as the storybooks say-YA
#pitmad blue valentine meets shopgirl: in Portland, two young people fall out of love and into adulthood. #novella
16yo Livia can't remember killing her dog or sleeping w/ Smith. But she can't convince anyone it wasn't her when she doubts herself. #pitmad

YA When agents from a dream lab pursue her, Brier pushes limits of her dreamspeaking abilities to fight her living nightmares #pitmad
Sarah Dessen meets Sylvia Plath in a poetry-riddled #YA coming-of-age story about broken rules, families and friendships. #pitmad
YA - Bria knows exactly who she is – the militant vegan, purple-haired Queen of the Art Room - until she kisses the HS quarterback. #pitmad
Teenage bank robbers. Anti-government fugitives. Impending death. Add in some stuffy FBI agents and you're got a party. YA #pitmad
To prevent turning into the Beast of fairytale lore, 17yo Holland must fall in love. Too bad she's the school's outcast pyro. #PitMad YA


17yo Holland learns that looks are deceiving--especially her own. They're also fleeting--when she becomes the Beast of fairytales #PitMad YA

Behind the crimson door a once caged demon has possessed Emilie's boyfriend. Can she save him before it's too late? #YA #Horror #PitMad

The girl of Nathan's dream exists—in a coma. If he can't piece together who she is, she'll die at the hands of a witch's curse #pitmad YA

Doc Hollywood+Practical Magic--Cate never imagined what moving home would bring: a secret baby, a bizarre family legacy & Dylan #Pitmad #WF
Jackie knows a taboo romance with her cousin can't last- especially when he falls for a girl with a deadly secret. YA contemp #PitMad
YA-17yo Genna is chosen to become the Immortal Season, Winter. But love, war & sacrifice prove power doesn't come without a price. #pitmad
YAcontemp: Lost in the mountains, 16yo Hallelujah must battle hunger, cold, injuries, and her own issues if she wants to get home. #pitmad
YA: 17yo prodigy uses science, chemistry and wits to find her mentor’s killer, track a ticking time bomb and discover love. #PitMad
YA- An 18 y/o girl gets death threats when she reports in her conspiracy theory column that a teacher is pregnant by a senior #PitMad


#pitmad YA An 18 y/o girl must decide if the truth is more important than her life when she’s threatened to stop exposing school secrets.

Emma Wylde pop star extraordinaire gets shipped to Texas. While there she learns about how to care for herself and others. #PitMad

A secret organization decides Starr is not only a model student, but the ideal assassin. One Starr falls, and a killer rises #pitmad #ya

Want a Cloud Atlas for teens? The Blue Dress is the story of one dress that connects three girls across three eras. YA hist #pitmad
Ad SF/F: Forced into Japan’s spirit-world, Satoru hunts the birdman who imprisons his lover and is stealing dead men’s new souls. #pitmad

Hogtied, kidnapped and stuffed in a trunk, 17yo Abby learns her boy problems mean nothing compared to killers taking RPG too far. #PitMad YA


Talking books with secrets are about as much as 17yo Abby can handle--until that book shoves her through a door to another life. #PitMad YA

At 17, Sugar is 300 lbs and knows it, prompting her to fight everything she knows to be true and live sweet without sweets. #PitMad YA-Cont.

Carly’s mother was a gifted killer, but it earned her a lot of powerful enemies. Enemies that 16yo Carly is about to inherit. YA uf #PitMad

Two street kids from enemy gangs fall in love while struggling to save their dance club from being turned into a recycling depot. YA #pitmad


In 79 AD, while Mt Vesuvius buried Pompeii, he accidentally burned his wife to cinders. Can her 10th incarnation forgive him? YA PNR #pitmad
TwinPeaks meets TheCraft In a town full of secrets and lies Liv discovers the truth might be worse than murder-it might be magic YA #PitMad
In a society where looks = power & the govt controls diet & exercise, an overweight girl discovers a hidden black market world. YA #PitMad
In a dark retelling of Peter Pan, Wendy and the school burnouts - named the Lost Boys by their peers - pull pranks on their bullies. #PitMad

16yo Grit aids frail woman, breaks Rule #1(Never approach stranger w/o ready weapon). Banished, she finds all rules prove untrue.#PitMad YA

Every few generations, the humans raised inside 3 vast biomes are wiped out. Now it's Terra's generation's turn. SF YA #PitMad


In Terra's world, humans are raised in biomes--and wiped out ever few generations. Sadly, it's Terra's generation's turn. #PitMad YA SF


#pitmad Born a mage,Isla swore to ruin the court who outlawed her kind. But the way to the king she hates is through the prince she loves YA

One summer. One broken condom. Ava kept the baby. One night. One attack. Survival means working with the boy who broke her heart. #pitmad YA

Do not mistake addiction for love. Love you can walk away from. To to escape her father’s demons, Grace falls in love with one. YA #PitMad

After a horrific car accident, high school senior, Sarah, obtains guardianship of her comatose little sister #PitMad #YA #Contemporary

A firebird escapes from the Tzar's menagerie: a princess and a baker venture to recapture the darn thing. #PitMad YA/Fantasy/SlavicFolklore

YA: a story of life, love, pain, and one badass jacket. #PitMad


YA: 17yo Julius Monroe hates the world, but if he wants a chance for love, he must stand up to his father's rage or lose it all. #PitMad

The last person Donna expects to fall for is the first suspect in a line of killings at a school for superhuman teens. #PitMad #YA #thriller

#PitMad Convinced the universe is pitted against her, 15yo Maura is shoplifting her way back to fairness, until Paul catches her red-handed.

Organic drugs,secret clubs,bad boys, a fortune teller, tattooed hands, hypnotic eyes. A place called The Orphanage! Will Mel escape? #pitmad

#pitmad 17 year old Thomas Hamilton tries to balance his life at boarding school, with the domestic abuse that transpires while he is away

YA SF: Money can buy virtues. But the world is in a recession. Now, Bevin must decide what virtues she can afford to live without. #PitMad

His magic made her. His magic keeps her. But 17yo Little Bit is about to risk the raging sun to prove that no one defines her. #PitMad

#PitMad 17 y/o Angel battles for humankind as the first female executioner. Demon possessions, eradicating the wicked & exorcisms #YAFantasy

Labyrinth meets Night Circus. To save a cursed circus,Leanna must kill its ringmaster. Might be easier if she didn't love him #PitMad YA/HR


Night Circus meets Labyrinth. To save a cursed circus,Leanna must kill its ringmaster. Might be easier if she didn't love him #PitMad YA/HR

YA 1910 London Roguish, charming 16yo creature catcher accidently discovers love, and a monster killing/stealing magic from victims. #pitmad


YAF Despite what the fairytale says, not all dragons are evil, not all maidens are helpless, and not all knights are brave and true. #pitmad

Teen superhero Skye shot his Author. He had his reasons. But now he's on the run w/ his own heart-pains & bullet-wounds to nurse. #pitmad


Jace is the nerdy black kid everyone teases--til he meets Skye. Now Jace is the crazy kid trying to heal a superhero with PTSD. #pitmad

#GHNom Inspy HR -A Negro boxer in 1930's GA risks his sight to fight. His purse? To win back the lost love he left at the altar #pitmad

#Pitmad YA-Fantasy - A small town girl finds out fate has bigger plans for her. She has 2 choices: Accept it OR be Forced to accept it


#Pitmad A normal girl. A normal life. Not so normal destiny. Ren was born to end the war, but what will it cost her?

#YA Heathers meets Before I Fall non-linear timeline when 17 yr old Jenna falls for Cass & everything starts to unravel #Pitmad


#YA Contemp. Heathers meets BEFORE I FALL non linear timeline. #PitMad


Go to London for contest. Check. Compete to marry an heir. Check. Fall for rival & uncover an Empire secret? Not in Marigny's plan. #PitMad

YA: My medicinal tea needed a better warning label: Side Effects may include falling in love with a guy who might not exist. #PitMad

To save the boy she loves, Catalina must make a deal with a criminal faery and stop a serial killer who harvests body parts. #PitMad YA

#Pitmad #YA A sarcastic teen, a lethal family of Protectors, a home planet she's never seen. For 17 YO Kiri, learning to kill is a necessity

YA Cont: Lily has to choose. Preserve her future career or save her family’s ranch and enter a cheesy Hollywood vocal competition. #PitMAD

When superhero Evie finds out she shares a body w/ supervillain Ace, it's Psychoville, population of, well, still just one. #pitmad YA

A ring of safety? As if. The Ouroboros is a circle of death, pumping out one ashy corpse at a time. Now Liesa must destroy it. YA #pitmad

YA fantasy: To save her country, a sheltered, disfigured princess must marry a ruthless enemy prince. She'll have to find him first. #PitMad


YA fantasy: To save her country, a sheltered, disfigured princess must find and court an enemy prince who's anything but charming. #PitMad

YA Southern Gothic: Dare doesn't believe in ghosts. Ignoring the one that's followed her home could be fatal. #PitMad


YA Southern Gothic: A crumbling house, a romance rekindled, and a murderous ghost. Dare's summer just got interesting. #PitMad

Anna has been a prostitute for 3 years, until she's busted and sent back to the suburbs where everyone knows her secrets #pitmad YA contemp

YA Horror: Mary’s boyfriend may be a monster, but he’s not a murderer. She would know. She built him. #PitMad


Yuki doesn't want to be a Princess; the new Empress, her mother's murderer, is happy to oblige. Snow White in Japan. YA Historical #PitMad

Claire's best friend is sitting in a pool of blood and her crush is under 300-pounds of security guard. Best. Day. Ever. #pitmad YA

#pitmad 15yo is just getting over being dumped by her first love when their sex tape goes viral. YA contemporary

#PitMad 18yo Chloe obsesses over her brother’s suicide, pushing away those important to her. But finding the truth may not be worth the cost

Ya contemp #pitmad Adelaide is an expert liar, covering up for her popular older brother who uses her as a personal punching bag.

#PitMad YA thriller Nikki's hiding from a crazed bounty hunter. April's running from a killer. Trading places was a bad idea.

Gone Girl meets Harry Potter. Fisher King is the foretold savior of Elysium, but she's under an amnesia curse in a human psych ward #PitMad

YA fantasy: Neiva moves to Spirit, Alaska discovering Eskimo legends exist, the town isn't human and the guy of her dreams is real #pitmad


YA Neiva dreams of a hunky guy wearing a mask teaching her to use her powers and work with her totem raven to fight evil in Alaska.#pitmad

Quentin spends the 1st half of prom setting up his BFF Debbie w/her 4-year crush. He spends the 2nd half getting her back. #PitMad #YARomCom

The worst part about being dumped into another world? Astrid's iPod dies. Also, her mother has been kidnapped, so there's that. YAF #pitmad


If witches were fishes, Astrid would have a whole lot of smelly on her hands. YA Fan #pitmad

YA: She’s a gamer and he may just be playing games. When he becomes her secret boyfriend she’ll find out which is the bigger PLAYER. #PitMad


YA-She’s used to hiding behind a role-playing char but can’t after kissing her crush. Winning him will require all her gamer skills. #PitMad

YA Graphic Novel - Superbad meets Daria. Violet is figuring out her sexuality, falls for a chick who claims "being bi aint a thing" #pitmad

Drew Dyer @drewdyerauthor
Drew is having the best day of his life at the beach, but it's missing one thing he just has to have...ICE CREAM!#pitmad #pb

 #PitMad When a thunderstorm has Sofia shaking under the sheets her stuffed monster springs to life & shows her how to boogey to the booms PB

Margaret Greanias @MargaretGreania
Lucy longs to be the perfect big sister but each big sister flop makes her less big sister, and more big monster. #pitmad #PB

#pitmad PB A competition reality show for monsters. Is nerdy contestant Shnert scary or disgusting enough? Sesame Street meets Survivor.


PB Cuddly characters are at the mercy of an author who gratuitously interrupts their idyllic garden to make the book more exciting. #pitmad

Can Milo convince his father of his dream pet's usefulness before Dad discovers there's already a narwhal in the house? PB #pitmad

CB #pitmad mystery solving, fame loving 8 YO "tv reporter" determined to figure out who put the worm in Javier's hamburger.

#pitmad 11yr old Gabriel is wrongly sent to Hell. He uses his wits and childlike wisdom to make his way thru the realms of the Underworld.

#MG/F 13yo Asher's plan--Step 1: cross over into Eden Worn. Step 2: save dad from monsters. Step 3: get home before math test. #PitMad


#MG History test at 9. Detention at 4. Save the world behind his school's boiler room after. 13yo Asher's day is really filling up. #PitMad


#MG 13yo Asher gets chased into a world filled with Grimhounds, dragons, and the one thing he thought he'd never see again: his dad. #PitMad

When Wesley illegally imagines a flower into reality, he knows he can end the Charge’s oppression, if they don’t take him first. MG #pitmad

MG:A mysterious train ride leads Molly to a midnight carnival & a firefly jar, where nothing is as it seems including Molly's heart. #pitmad

#MG 12-yo Charlie works with the ghost of his middle-school crush to prove his grave-robbing dad didn't actually kill her. #Pitmad

MG Missing magical contraptions & a kidnapped Trinket Guardian grandfather. 12yo Oliver must portal-hop to Mim to recover them all. #PITMAD

@the1stdaughter 11yo Linh has always dreamed of traveling to storybook lands, but she never imagined she'd be one of the bad guys MG Fantasy


Linh has always dreamed of traveling 2 storybook lands,but she never imagined she'd be one of bad guys #PitMad MG Fantasy

MG 13yo Gary is about to learn everything has a price, including superpowers from alien abductions. Sky High meets Ender's Game #pitmad

#PitMad MG SciFi Two bickering brothers and the Governor's daughter have to stop an intergalatic war in a beat-up, "borrowed" salvage ship.

MG: Max can handle the ups and downs of his mother's bipolar disorder, until his own swings get real and he ends up in a tree. #pitmad

Will 13yo Abegale & friends save her town from environmental disaster before it’s too late to save her brother w/ a mysterious plant #pitmad


13yo Abegale must decide:save her town, or focus on Grandma's secret medicine book before it’s too late to save her brother #PitMAd #Fantasy

#MG #PitMad A twisted twin rivalry, misfit super power, a failing grade in Wicked Presence 101. Worse, Rob can't seem to stop saving people.

The assignment is Toenail not Tooth; but for Moth, rappel hook beats pink tutu all day! Think Tinkerbell meets Artemis Fowl. MG #pitmad

MG: Laser Torch? Check. Laptop? Check. Flamethrower? Check. When you kidnap my evil genius father, this happens. I’m coming, dad. #PitMad

#pitmad Stuck with a ghastly role in the class play, 11 year old Callie not only conquers her fear of spiders, but the class bully as well

12 y/o Lilly Washington finds a diary circa 1860 & embarks on an adventure to uncover Civil War secrets. If she isn’t expelled first #PitMad


12 y/o Lilly Washington finds a 150 y/o diary & embarks on an adventure to uncover Civil War secrets. If she isn’t expelled first. #PitMad


12 y/o Lilly Washington is an Abe Lincoln fangirl who risks expulsion to uncover lost Civil War secrets found in a dusty old diary #PitMad

A teenage superhero, who secretly lives at an amusement park, falls in love with a girl robot as they investigate a conspiracy. (MG) #Pitmad

MGUF Bounty Hunter/Oliver Twist/Percy Jackson. 14yo creature catcher in 1910 London. Goblins, Trolls, Goddesses + attack on London #pitmad


13yo Jamie finds his IPhone SIRI can grant wishes, but with autocorrect + the last days of school, it could be a very long week. MG #pitmad

It's a murder mystery! 12-yr-old Elliott races back through time to help a ghost solve and save his family's island #pitmad #MG

One-eyed boy hides from life. Charismatic girl admires his special skills. Trees, bullies, revenge, heroics, epiphany. MG contemp. #pitmad

MG-Living characters from Lark's ancestors' folktales have been stealing children for 300 years- can she steal one missing boy back? #pitmad

Safiyyah Kathimiy @SafiyyahKathimiy
MG Avatar meets Princess Bride: Dragons come to town and an Arabesque girl gets ensnared in inter-kingdom intrigue. #pitmad

A young girl travels a dangerous road to regain her father's throne. By disguising herself, she discovers who she is. MG #PItMad

#PitMad "Clementine" meets "How To Train Your Dragon" - young #MG

MG-Ben knew The Hunt would be hard, but he didn't prepare for castles,dinosaurs and, most shockingly, sanity to return to his mother.#pitmad

After 17yo Lily murders the man who'd locked her in his basement for years, she goes on a quest to find what remains of humanity #PitMad

NA- 1935. Suz lives on The Keys. But before the big hurricane hits she'll have to choose between her first love and Hemingway. #pitmad


NA- Stella(cupcake baker,ex-kidnapee)likes control. When a steamy affair brings out a stalker,she might lose that control & her life.#PitMad

#PitMad How to Date Dead Guys-NA After a student drowns, Emma works a witchcraft spell to save him-but raises a stranger instead.

NA: Lost in the bloodbath that horrified Scotland in 1746, meeting the handsome fugitive himself was the last thing Flora expected. #PitMad

Ashleyn Poston @ashposton
NA: 21yo Suze abducts her ex-best friend-turned-rockstar in hopes to un-jerk-ify him. #Pitmad

21yr old Aria learns she's a time bender that might hold the key to saving her sister's soul. If she can figure out how. NA #PitMad

A hidden diary reveals her mother used her as a pawn in a dangerous game. Now 22, she must play to get back what is rightfully hers #pitmad

Girl pledges sorority looking for herself, finds finds booze, boys, and freaky chapter secrets hidden in the basement instead #pitmad

Katya & her great-granddaughter are separated by three generations, but their memories of Ukraine’s Famine are the same. NA/HF #PitMad

NA: What's a NY socialite/closet comic book geek to do when both worlds collide? #PitMad

You don't fall in love during the zombie apocalypse, but that's just what Emma did. Too bad she was bit before she could tell him. #PitMad


Emma's twin sister started the zombie apocalypse. Emma is the cure, but she is bit before finding out, now everyone is in danger. #PitMad

Vincent’s course catalogue didn’t offer Possession 101 and Spiritual warfare 202, but he can’t afford to fail them. #PitMad NA Fantasy


Vincent, a shy college junior, is possessed by a warrior's spirit, to stop a monstrous horde from swarming our world. #pitmad NA Fantasy

Pregnant & homeless, 19yo Mere learns that there is no happily ever after. Prince Charming is a dick. #NA #PitMad

After a transplant gives Zoe a dragon shifter’s heart, she learns that the guy she's in love with online is a girl...& her donor #PitMad NA

NA Cadence chooses to relive her life from 14 to save her family from death, but a bad boy from the past threatens to change it all #PitMad

Gabe is cute. His stalking? Not so hot. His prophecy? Fairy tales. Lorelei is starting life at college & doesn’t care. #PitMad NA dual-POV

#NA 25yo Melody is a healthy fitness pro and a confident sz 16. 27yo tycoon can't get her out of his head and wants her in his bed #PITMAD


#NA 25yo Melody is a zaftig fitness pro & a confident size 16. 27yo tycoon can't get her out of his head and wants her in his bed #pitmad

NA/SF: Cailynn has a face that she doesn't recognize and a memory that is fading fast. With only 28 days to live, who can she trust? #PitMAD

#NA Fantasy Broke waitress Anya Vaughn inherits a Gothic Victorian Manor. The catch? Run the family business-a bordello for the Gods #pitmad


#Pitmad #NA Fantasy How hard can running a bordello for the Gods be? Broke waitress Anya Vaughn is about to find out.
Rule #1: Stay away from the sea, it will drown you. Rule #2: Stay away from him, he controls the sea. Rule #3: Break rule #2. NA #pitmad

#PitMad NA paranormal romance: Nobody knows better than Gabriel that his human should die. For the first time since Creation, he just can't.

#PitMad WF One French escape, tables of French food, and a French kiss; the perfect remedy for a mid-life crisis.
To keep the peace at her BFF's wedding, she is determined to play nice w/ the best man. What happens when he wants to play dirty? #pitmad CR

Once upon a time, a girl looked up from a Tube train floor & saw a wolf in a pinstripe suit sitting across from her. #PitMad Adult


Once upon a time, a girl looked up from a Tube train floor & saw a wolf in a suit and shining Oxfords sitting across from her. #PitMad Adult

If Harry met Sally, when they were twelve. #PitMad #ContempRom

A hermit,a waitress,a grammarian,& a conservationist walk into a spooky forest.See the punch line unfold in #TheHumbleAbode #PitMad #Fantasy

#pitmad Someone's after her unborn child. April trusts no one, not even her sexy ranching neighbor. He'll stop at nothing to save her. RomFi


#pitmad RomSusp Someone is after her unborn child. April doesn't trust anyone. Not even the sexy rancher who insists on keeping her safe.

An insecure Milwaukee chef receives a nasty review, then finds friendship & love w/ the flippant critic who wrote it. #pitmad #AdultContRom

Amy Shultz @ashultz_writer
#pitmad Cont Rom- young, new football coach meets p/t bar tender. Relationship is going great until an Ex shows up in town. Can they make it
The Bachelor Meets How to Lose a Guy in 10. She pulls antics to be voted off the show. He can't let her go. The world is watching. #pitmad
Anna M.C. Aydelott @AnnaMCAydelott
Anna finds a rust bucket on wheels never imagining it would be a diamond in the rough or that it would bring luck in love. A/R #pitmad
#pitmad LF. This Southern family and friends grapple with poverty, betrayal, addiction, & non-traditional love while seeking redemption.


#pitmad Literary Fiction. A booze and guilt-ridden tale driven by characters at the fringes of the New South longing to be more.

Everyone loved Will, while she tried to forget him. Seven years later her brother's wedding pulls her home & back to HIM. #PitMad Romance


Overwhelmed & stuck in a toxic relationship Grace learns the grandmother she always thought was dead is alive, & wants to meet. #PitMad WF

A broken down car in IA, a confident, brash heroine, a reclusive mechanic with a well of secrets, 7 days to change their lives. A-CR #PitMad


1 confident, brash heroine + 1 broken down car on deserted road + 1 reclusive, sexy mechanic = 7 days to change their lives. A-CErR #pitmad
'Downton Abbey meets Time Traveler's Wife.' Time shift story where Lou, a very modern woman, falls for a WW1 hero & alters history #pitmad
Ad.UF-A serial killer is targeting the witches of Charleston. A shop owner is asked to help track him, thus making herself a target. #PitMad
Just because Ashling owns a fairytale park doesn't mean she's got a fairytale life. Especially now that she has a ghost. SN AD cozy #pitmad
Stricken with vertigo & caught between warring mythic spirits, mountaineer Julie fights for equilibrium, physically & magically. UF #pitmad
Jessie gets more than she bargained for when she reads the journals of a friend who committed suicide. Contemp YA #pitmad
An introverted history teacher with a need for control finds it when she stumbles into the world of New Orleans kink #PitMad Ero-Rom


A history teacher with a past, a best friend with a secret, & New Orleans’ top Dom has a plan for them both. #PitMad Ero-Rom/BDSM


Domme-in-training in the New Orleans French Quarter is challenged to a BDSM-off for a coveted sub - her best friend. #PitMad

27yo Ali snagged the California rocker she idolized as a teen. What sends her seeking her own muse on a trip across the UK? #PitMad Adult

Ciahnan Quinn @CiahnanQuinn
Stephen's a married Baptist minister. He is also gay. When he meets Gabriel, he's not sure if he's found heaven or hell. Lit fic #PitMad

Peggy’s father abducts her, takes her to forest and says rest of the world has disappeared. She isn’t seen again for 8 years #pitmad litfict

Ariana's feisty behavior in a hostage situation gets the unwanted attention of a criminal, making her his next objective. #pitmad

Losing everyone he ever loved damaged him almost beyond hope, but Jude knows how to set it right: kill the man who started it all. #pitmad A
One night in her inherited ghost town could turn into forever with an outlaw turned sheriff from the past. Adult/time travel novella #PitMad
Ambrose just wants to get laid. Trouble is, he can't touch anyone without absorbing their emotions and passing out. #pitmad adult

A: Robin found true love once and has no plans to look for it again until her matchmaking dead husband gets involved.. #PitMad
Every teacher has a fish story about a psychotic principal. None are as outrageous as Annie's. #pitmad #adult
Honorably discharged Sergeant Major meets a widow and young son. The ad says room for rent; can they offer more? #PitMad #SpecFic #A
#PitMad Fantasy: A retelling of Snow White - but the queen is the protagonist.


#PitMad Adult Fantasy: The "evil queen" has been sorely misunderstood - Snow White is actually a power-hungry brat with an ax to grind.

Heather @stateofego
Rei's job was to kill the President before he became Emperor, but her handler aborted the mission. Now she's fighting for her life. #PitMad

As if Tamar doesn't have enough problems with her past, she's falling for a man society says she can't have. Damn it! #pitmad #historical


As if Tamar doesn't have enough problems w/her past&the Roman army,she's falling for a guy society says she can't have. #pitmad


Ranger Toby's mission-get a photo of a real-live moon alien. Nevermind his ubercool ship is an old fridge box. #pitmad #pb

When Scott and Jessie's daughter is kidnapped, they fear the worst as all that's left behind is a pool of her blood. #pitmad #mystery

HF WW II Secret agent, posing as a deaf fisherman, falls in love w/ German-American widow. When betrayed he must prove i wasn't her. #PitMad
I've known her through 5 different lives, covering a span of 500 yrs. I don't know what's worse: Her lack of memory, or her husband.#pitmad


Does it count as cheating if the man you are having an affair with was your husband in a past life? #FridayFrenzy #PitMad

Elinor Rosewood is as British as tea, spanking, and eccentricity. The American Church is trying to take over -- and she has a plan. #PitMad

One man. One woman. War, a giant snake, shifters, a treaty, old enemies & secrets galore. How could they not fall in love? FantRom #pitmad

PR: Being an Egyptologist and chased by the dead is not fun, neither is living with a grim reaper you're falling madly in love with. #PitMad

England, 1347. The Black Death, medieval surgery, a physician monk & the mortecarni. Good v evil isn't always black & white. Adult #pitmad


There are no words newer than C14 in The Mortecarni, thoroughly researched medieval horror story. Plague included free of charge. #pitmad


Queen Elizabeth I's life after she ascended the throne is well known, but what about her first 25 years? Betrayal, death, fear. #pitmad

1900, a minister's daughter becomes muse & confidant to married painter & discovers only way to save man she luvs is to destroy him. #Pitmad
Contemp romance - Reality dating show - bad boy chef pursues off-limits, reluctant show producer; things get hot in the kitchen. #pitmad


ContemRom - Reality dating show - bad boy chef pursues off-limits, reluctant show producer; things get hot in and out of kitchen. #pitmad


ContempRom - NYC blogger Piper meets & falls in love w/Logan, the rock star whose posters were on her teenage bedroom walls. #pitmad

#pitmad RS When a detective's wicked stepmom is murdered, her life & family fall apart & the only one she can trust is the det. on the case.

#PitMad ConRomSusp Diverse lives don’t always converge in harmony. Can they beat the odds to save Melissa’s ranch and restore Jimmy’s dream?

#pitmad Women'sFic: An anonymous love note destroyed her life in high school and now her search for its author threatens to do it again.

He’s everything she should avoid, but can’t resist. Lia knew her Scottish vacation would be fun, but didn’t expect a challenge. #PitMad #Rom
Ava Elliot is 27, jobless, homeless, and stuck watching her ex-fiance date her too-sweet sis-in-law in a modern day Persuasion Redux.#PitMad


Gage has chocolate kisses & perfect words but Ava can't forget her 1st love even if he's forgotten her. Adult Persuasion redux. #PitMad
Sparks fly with sexy widower Dr. Calaway.Too bad he's the father of Hope's student. She never breaks the rules…or does she? #pitmad ComtRom


ContempRom - Klutzy principal. Sexy widower doctor. Breaking the rules has never been this much fun. #pitmad


Sexy Dr.Calaway is fun & lonely.Dating a father of a student could cost Hope her job& her heart. Is it worth breaking the rules? #pitmad
AdultThrill: Schizophrenic Charlotte's pretty good at faking normal, but now the cops think she's a killer. The body count's rising. #pitmad
#PitMad Viagra dick killed Charity's Chambers best trick. She has 2 prove 2 his cop son she didn't off daddy or she's going 2 jail. #romance


#PitMad You too can own a living doll. With the right price women are sold & used on the island of dolls to the highest bidder #AdultHorror

HistRom: A debutant with a secret identity has to choose between her art & the man who is determined to marry her for revenge. #Pitmad

1 lady, 3 gentlemen: 1 traitor, 1 spy, 1 liar, 1 double agent. Who will be hung for treason? The best friend, brother, or lover? #PitMad


England 1812: She is there to spy on him. He's working to discover a traitor. For duty or for love, someone must be hung for treason #PitMad

At 42, Twilah thought she knew herself but choosing between city and country life is not as simple as she'd hoped. Rom #PitMad

Jewish stigmata, the only female scholar mentioned in the Talmud, time travel and a dark and dangerous gypsy. Lit/Hist adult 71K #pitmad
#PitMad When washed up scientist/mother of two joins an interstellar order of knights, she must stop a star slayer before he kills the sun
Adult UF: Mattie is a witch for hire blamed for the kidnapping of a royal. She must rescue him & bring him home, or face execution #PitMad


AUF: Mattie is a struggling witch for hire. When a royal is kidnapped, she is blamed and her ex is held hostage for his safe return #PitMad

Adult - Hannah finds a book and realizes it is about her own life. The story reaches the present moment. There are 236 pages left. #pitmad

A PTA mom embroiled in an Internet scandal & framed for murder finally learns to stop living her life like a suburban lemming. Adult #pitmad

A quirky small town girl moves to London and accidentally becomes famous. Life is awkward when your lady bits trend on twitter. #PitMad WF

An enemy old, invisible evil Ever stalks the Watchman's people. If Arnot cannot break its hold, Loved ones end up dead and cold. #pitmad A/F

Baseball. A convict. A stalker. A school bully. With all that in his life, Cal must trust an enemy to save a friend.#PITMAD
When Nora buries her child, self-destruction is her drug until her dead son contacts her, imploring her to fight for a happy ending. #pitmad

#PitMad AUF The gods want Kylie’s time traveling ability. To keep it, she will have to choose: slavery or insanity.

A-Ro #pitmad Never fall for a man in uniform, esp. one that involves a black flak jacket & a badge. Too bad Kristi’s heart has other plans.

Dead bodies + a hot cop w/ handcuffs & not the pink fuzzy kind + nosy PI Kim Murphy = DEATH BY HIGH HEELS 4 fans of Evanovich #Pitmad

Notice any interesting patterns to the pitches?
What about these do you think caught the agents' eyes?

Did I miss a pitch? Feel free to let me know in the comments!


  1. Well you spelled my last name wrong (Trombley. Tromboli is a nickname) but no biggie ;-) thanks for putting the list together bet that took a lot of work.

  2. This is amazing! Great post and thanks for compiling everything in one spot!

  3. Hi, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I seem to have fallen in the middle of something and I would like to know what that something is. What is a PitMad? Will there be more? Could I participate? Where can I find out? I did try to find out on your blog, but couldn't quite figure it out. Many thanks in advance.

  4. You are very awesome for doing this. Congrats to everyone who earned a request!!!

  5. This is amazing - thank you for doing it! ;)

  6. Hi - you missed mine in YA - I got one request.

  7. Hope to see some of those names with agent announcements soon! And thanks for the shoutout for our Operation Awesome Mystery Agent contest!

  8. Another for Sage Collins:

    YA: 2 problems w/ Taylor falling for the head of the android rights movement. 1) He's programmed to love her. 2) He doesn't know it #PitMad

  9. Carissa, you rock! Thanks for the cool post.

  10. Thanks for posting the stats! It's great to get some recognition! (:

  11. That must have been a lot of work! It's really interesting to see who I was 'competing' against in the adult section. It would be good to know how many different agents participated / asked for submissions.
    Thanks again.

  12. Thank you for including mine, but it should be adult, not YA. Good to know that I should probably label more clearly!

  13. that was very cool, and for the fun of it, i threw together my own:

    @SesameSwallow lands her first real case but finding one missing person turns out to be hotter, harder that she imagined #pitmad #thriller



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