Thursday, July 10, 2014

#PitchFURY - NOW CLOSED

I see a lot of #tenqueries on twitter where agents tweet the queries as they reject them. Now I understand that these might be useful to writers, but here at The Bent Agency we tend to focus more on what works rather than what doesn't.

I am closed to submissions, but have recently requested a few manuscripts and I want to tell you a little about how they came my way and then do five tweet-sized accounts about why I requested them.

1. I met an author at a conference in Dallas. She was fabulous and made me laugh. We discussed what was working in the market and moved onto chatting about the things we women loved to talk about, watch on TV, etc. The list included Bridget Jones, 50 Shades, Magic Mike, funny books, Contemporary Romance, etc.  The author invited me to join the gals at a strip club. I had plans, but we joked about Magic Mike and her writing a manuscript like that, but for women. The next day I saw her walking the street, lol – okay, she was walking between hotels. I had my driver stop and I opened my car door and offered her a ride. A year later she emailed me with a query (that rocked) and 5 pages of the manuscript just like we discussed.

My (lengthy) tweet would be:
Query 1 yr after meeting author. Exactly what I asked for. High concept. Funny. Sexy. Magic Mike meets Sex & the City. Request! #5queries

2. A colleague sent me a pitch that came her way.  She loved the writing and the voice, but it was not the right fit for her. I loved the query and the pages.  Literary MG based on author’s life.

My tweet would be:
Referral. Literary middle grade that made me want to cry while reading the first 5 pages. Beautifully written.  Request FULL! #5queries

3. Self-published author that I tweeted/DM’d last year contacted me. I love everything about her series and I am a true fan. I did not offer rep when I had contacted her last year, but she feels like she might need some help moving forward and so she thought of me. Her covers are beautiful. Her titles and plots are high concept. Her sales are good. She is smart and savvy. I think there is foreign and film potential here. I have worked successfully with authors like her before and we are a full service agency, so we can help her explore those subrights. I have read many of her books and would love to see some new unpublished work.

My tweet would be:
Self-pub author restarts conversation we had last year. Gorgeous covers. High concept. Great writing. I am a HUGE fan #OFFERofREP #5queries

4. Nicole Resciniti and I run an annual American Writers Idol competition every year at the Romantic Times Convention (RT). Many of the submissions were so good that we requested a few of fulls even before the event started. We fell in love with four of them and are working on co-repping some of them.  We also represent one of last year’s winners.

My tweet would be:
Amazed at the wonderful, talented authors who submit their work to our RT Writers Idol Comp. Blown away. Requested many fulls. #5queries

5. Because I am closed to submissions, I try to go where the writers are and enjoy participating in online competitions, tweet festivals, roundups, blogs and general pitch madness on the interweb. This year I requested more than 25 full manuscripts from competitions alone. I think that the “tweet” pitch forces the writer to really hone in on the premise of the story and can bring out a high concept that might have been hidden in a regular query. These are my favorite pitches and are much like loglines used to pitch film concepts.

So today my tweet is…

I love 140 character pitches. Want to leave your high concept pitch in the comments section of my latest blog post? 24 hours only #pitchFURY

For this event I will request only the ones that resonate with me and it will probably be based on the following…

Is it high-concept? Eloquent? Original?
Do I love the idea/premise?
Will it make me want to call 5 friends and tell them all about it?
Does it make me curious to read more?

If you want to see what I am looking for, visit my page on the web: http://thebentagency.com/agent_louise_fury.php

Ready? Set? Tweet! 

I can't wait to read and consider your pitches.

~Louise Fury

UPDATE: #pitchFURY closed at 2pm EST on Friday (July 11th) 2014

403 comments:

  1. Billy Brown joins the army during DADT to run from who he is, only to find love where he least expects it. Adult LGBT Lit #pitchFURY

    (Thank you for doing this!! :-) )

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  2. Hollywood actress Katrina is killed at Ashling's fairytale park--right in the middle of a performance of Sleeping Beauty.

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  3. Olive is haunted by the brother she wished from existence. Only the woman who bakes secrets into pies knows if she can wish him back. Adult MR

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  4. She’s tainted by secrets. He’s a single dad. Hiring the Filipina seems right...until he falls for her, drug lords and all #NA

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  5. 3 sisters straddle the line between the natural & supernatural in a modern retelling of Macbeth from the witches perspective #YA #UF

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  6. To redeem her father's rep in the art world a shy curator teams up w/ a sexy sculptor to pull off a museum heist.cont rom. caper

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  7. Lost & Found: ARTHURIAN Relic with magical properties. Who does it belong to? 14 yo Lara needs to find out. #pitchFURY YA Fantasy

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  8. After a violinist's obsessive Romeo dies,she fears he'll never let her go.Heaven so Fine is a NA Thriller. Gothic Gone Boy The Shining twist

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  9. A writer wrestles with her own sanity when her unfinished characters come to life and demand she finish their stories. WF

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  10. 70-year-old sea survival story saves diabetic child when shared with mum and ghostly sailor grandad during injections.

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  11. Sorry-didn't include category and genre. Adult Cozy. Thanks.

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  12. Dark retelling of Grimm's Fairytale: teenage amnesiac & schizophrenic fights against evil fairy queen and her child army (YA Fan) #pitchFURY

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  13. The only man to keep his head, Thomas Wyatt was Anne Boleyn’s only real lover. #Historical #NA

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  14. Her best friend turned murder; Courtney is terrified that people will find out. But the truth is... no one knows...yet #Thriller #YA

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  15. Desperation sends a 20-something abroad for a semester, an adventure that sends her outrageous party stories, best friends, a debilitating crush, and the self-confidence she's been longing for.

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  16. Ren, a talented thief, is the prime suspect in a string of ritual murders. And the Realm's best hope to find the killer. #pitchFURY #YA

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  17. The stars above are going dark as Seeker launches a rebellion against her tyrannical king. But is she fighting the right enemy?YA#pitchfury

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  18. When 11yo Wren invites strange, ethereal Finola into her tree house, she doesn’t think Finola will yank her into a magical world at war. MG

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  19. Valaria is young, in prison & pregnant. She's also a Jaguar. For her cubs to remain free, putting herself between them & a gun may be her only option

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  21. Soul eaters hunt 15-yo January. To save the girl she loves, she risks becoming one. But if her friends find out, they’ll kill her. #YA CF

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  22. 1860 NewYork Abby's grpa's an abolitionist Scottish preacher, Will's an escaped slave. Safe haven becomes love despite the coming war NA/HR

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  23. Dr. Lydia’s hidden utopian land is at risk when jet jockey Connor’s parachute drops him on her shore. Love. Scifi. #pitchFURY

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  24. After her mom is kidnapped, Harper flees home to the jungles of Belize where she uncovers a hidden war being waged over the numinous powers of the sun and moon. #YA multicultural Fant

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  25. Romeo & Juliet + Perfect Chemistry = a H.S. wrestler overcoming an eating disorder to be w/the clarinetist of his unexpected dreams. #YA

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  26. To save his comrades from the eternal battlefield, Seth searches the destroyer's dreams for her weakness. Problem: she's his. #YA ContempF

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  27. Hallie is the invisible grl—literally. Unfortunately, her superpower has fatal side effects. Vanquish evil and die OR embrace it and live? #YA

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  28. To stop a terrifying ghost, 12yo Rebecca follows clues in old letters to an abandoned farm & uncovers a tragic family secret #MG #pitchFURY

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  29. When aliens from the galaxy Canistopia arrive, the AGENTS OF STEM must use their knowledge of lasers to save the cats and save themselves #CB

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  30. Old roadies retire to the rock-and-roll rest home. Wild comes home to Almost Famous. #womensfiction

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  31. A witchy cultist at an outdoor music festival ensnares a college student and an ageing rockstar into her diabolical ritual to usher in a dark new world. BURN (93,000).

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  32. 16yo Kyle wants to escape military school, where a barbaric headmaster drives cadets to the brink of suicide. #YA #pitchFURY

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  33. Secret artist Sean Wainwright's grand plans to win the city art contest and the girl next door go awry when his dad returns from Afghanistan with PTSD. #MG

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  34. Desperate to avoid foster care & no longer able to hide her mother’s absence, Layla finds refuge and danger in an abandoned cabin in the foothills. #YA

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  35. Joan learns about the shy boy through the stories he writes for her. Their struggles become conflicts in his imaginary world. #pitchFury

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  36. #pitchFURY #humour AFTERLIFE Recently deceased shoe salesman finds entering the kingdom of heaven is not as easy as it is cracked up to be

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  37. Under the guise of a superhero, Pete & his friends become efficient at punishing the bullies in their middle school. Too efficient. MG Cntmp

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  38. When Cori's brother is kidnapped, she must battle past tiny cannibals & a giant winged serpent to save him from the Winter Chief. #YA #UF

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  39. Knife-wielding Catskin appears in shy albino Ansel's life & changes his world. But they'll both have to face the past she fled. #YAcontemp

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  40. When Cori's brother is kidnapped, she must battle past tiny cannibals & a giant winged serpent to save him from the Winter Chief. #YA #UF

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  41. YA To salvage his broken family, Glenn attempts to resurrect Chicago's long-dead superheroes - he creates the first supervillain instead. #pitchFURY

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  42. Mary has finally found her soul mate. Unfortunately, Mary is already married. And the love of her life is a woman. #Adult LGBT

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  43. Blinded in a freak accident, 17 yr old Camria is tempted by a young man's offer to restore her sight in exchange for her memories. #ya

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  44. An ice age shrouds the world, triggered by abrupt climate change. In this harsh environment, a young hunter must choose between honor and survival. #YA post-apoc

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  45. To stop a terrifying ghost, 12yo Rebecca follows clues in old letters to an abandoned farm & uncovers a tragic family secret #MG #pitchFURY

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  46. 1957: Charlotte sends a message in a bottle to her baby-to-be. 56 years later: Remi finds it and is inspired to follow her whisper.

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  47. Lexy must choose between obeying her family or following Kaden, a werewolf, for a chance to save Jason, the boy—I mean zombie of her dreams. #YA

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  48. When psychic/witch Grace reads the dead, she relives their last moments. Can she survive being outed as the N.O.P.D.'s secret weapon? #UF

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  49. Ppl stare b/c I stay the same. I don't take on a new persona every week like the others. But I can slip into their minds. I am an ephebe.

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  50. When Cori's brother is kidnapped, she must battle past cannibals & a giant winged serpent to save him from the Winter Chief. #YA #UF

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  51. When 15 year old teens Jason & Omar defy a religious edict--by burying the member of a foreign sect, they must flee for their lives. Along the way, they meet up with a teenage girl on the run from her father's killers. To survive, these exiles just work together; but their enemies have not given up the search. YA Fantasy 69k

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  52. A story of survival, discovery and conflicted loyalties set against a backdrop of corporate conspiracy in post-collapse America.

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  53. YA Contemp: 16 YO Julia fakes a pregnancy to keep her sister from going to college and leaving her alone with their abusive dad. #pitchFURY

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  54. To save the lives of the ones she loves, Addisyn’s willing to risk her 2nd chance at life. She's bent on making her mark or fall trying. #YA

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  55. 90-000-word YA: Teen boy forced to use hereditary teleporting ability to prevent supernatural immigration. Dark/Sexy. Buffy meets Pendragon.

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  56. Listen, I didn't ask for this, ok? My dad dropped me off and told me to "blend in". But I'm not one of them. Can they tell? #NA #PitchFURY

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  59. Six teenagers play a deadly game of Tag in present-day Chicago. Tag, You're Dead. YA Thriller.

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  60. 90-000-word YA: Teen boy forced to use hereditary teleporting ability to prevent supernatural immigration. Dark/Sexy. Buffy meets Pendragon.

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  61. At 16, Annie's life is about getting through her friend's disappearance. At 19, she tries to catch the killer & prove she's innocent.#YA #pitchFURY

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  62. Fail and Lucien will lose everything he's ever known, succeed and he'll lose everything he's ever wanted. Grimm fairy tale meets Matrix. YA.

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  63. After ingesting an experimental bean that gives one powerful inhuman DNA, a poor farmer loses his shot at the rich woman no one wants him to have, along with his freedom.

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  64. Sixteen-year-old Adalind Rivers never really thought about God until the day the devil thought about her. A young adult STIGMATA. #pitchFURY

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  65. They said Old Earth was dead. 17yo Adam escapes his space home to learn the truth & discovers the cure for Earth’s survival is in his veins.

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  67. For her, he'd go to the end of the world. When she disappears, he might have to. Romeo and Juliet meets The Divine Comedy in 1774 #pitchfury

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  68. Small-town cop faces return of lost love, who ran off with a secret. Now she runs from something else, and it may even involve the Mob.

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  69. 90,000-word YA: Teen boy forced to use hereditary teleporting ability to prevent supernatural immigration. Dark/Sexy. Buffy meets Pendragon.

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  70. Changes threaten the sacred time-loop. Avrilis saves a young man's life making fugitives of them both. #YA #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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  71. Trapped in the past after a time travel snafu, Vincent falls in love w/ Carmen, who also exists in the future as a presumed widow. #romance

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  72. Changes threaten the sacred time-loop. Avrilis saves a young man's life making fugitives of them both. #YA #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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  73. Still struggling to get over her mother's death, 17 yr old Annika, spends the summer with her once absent biological father working at his music venue. Anna and the French Kiss meets Pitch Perfect, set in NYC.

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  74. Pharmacist Luke Taylor is stuck, resuscitating his license & his life. Until new co-worker makes road-kill out of his no romance rehab plan. #NA

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  75. A mouthy chemistry major must confront her demonic heritage to save her family (and maybe reality itself). Upper YA.

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  76. Cartoon villain escapes from the pages of a comic and starts to possess Jake, who gradually starts to act and speak like him.#pitchFury MG

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  77. Sex. Death. Young vs. Old. Family Feuds. Lies. Secrets. NYC. 10 ppl all connected by one line. Writer: young, big blog following. #pitchfury

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  78. An innocent accused of terrorism fights to expose her powerful enemies in a country rebuilding after social collapse. #SFF #pitchfury

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  79. 90-000-word YA: Teen boy forced to use hereditary teleporting ability to prevent supernatural immigration. Dark/Sexy. Buffy meets Pendragon.

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  80. Mary has finally found her soul mate. Unfortunately, Mary is already married. And the love of her life is a woman. #Adult

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  81. High concept YA. 16 yo boy & peers deformed & raised by parents to overthrow govt seek to fulfill parents’ dreams & find theirs #pitchFURY

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  82. 16yo Emma is torn between 2 loves after learning she’s King Arthur’s daughter and an evil sorceress wants her dead. #YA Fantasy Rom

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  83. You think it's hard to ride a unicycle with two legs, try it with one. It put a totally new spin on my sorry 16-year-old life. #YA #pitchFURY

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  84. Pop star/Archangel Arella tries to stop rocker/Antichrist Darius but falls for him. Paradise Lost+Mulholland Dr. NA urban fantasy #pitchFURY

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  85. Girl from anti-tech cult meets migrant worker boy who'll bring forbidden meds to her dying bro, if she'll help kill cult leader-YA Thrilller

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  86. Adult Thriller. Unless the brilliant computer scientist stops the plot he unwittingly made possible, the odds are high that the next over the counter drug you take may KILL YOU.

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  87. What happens when Beauty becomes the Beast? Forced to confront enemies both real & internal, even love might not be enough to save her.

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  88. Taunting text messages set up Noble as a murder suspect when a cheer squad initiation stunt goes bad. #pitchFURY #YA

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  89. 1984- A teen witch who’s never been good at anything but being bad,will have to solve the biggest mystery in the history of magic #pitchfury

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  90. Her friend was executed for trying to escape. Now Calla and her brother Paul are running from the system that promised to protect them. YA

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  91. Personal rejection molds/distorts our future decisions. Is there escape from the pain? My journey out of its jaws. #christianmemoir #pitchfury

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  92. After a recent break-up, Marjorie searches for a distraction. Then she meets Asher, an elven ambassador, who steals her heart, and maybe her life too. #YA

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  93. He’s a 250 yo dragon who may or may not eat people...she’s a 25 yo diplomat with aunty issues. Falling in love was practically inevitable. Adult PNR.

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  94. YA-MR Exchange student brings a jungle legend alive. Now a Maleku Indian god is after her life & a sexy new neighbor is after her heart.

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  96. The last remaining member of the royal family (Wait, isn’t this Ohio?) wants to turn Kate (But wasn’t it her mom who caused the accident?) into the next queen of Ribbon Lake. YA.

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  97. YA-AltHist: 18yo pro soccer player w/ dual citizenship has to choose which country he'll play for in World Cup when home is destroyed by war

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  98. A canoe? Her parents lame gift. But as each trip on the magical craft leads to alternate versions of her family, a decision must be made #MG

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  99. Parents murdered. Memory lost. Cinderfella must piece together his past before the man responsible lures him into a deadly trap. #YA fantasy

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  100. Sona can call upon the Spirits alive inside the constellations,but a man with war in his blood needs a Spirit on the blacklist NA #pitchFURY

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  101. Coree: Surviving alien abduction—cake—especially since she didn’t remember it.
    Surviving the alien’s enemies and falling in love—hard. #NA SciFi Rom

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  102. They're 17. He only bullied her to save himself. She doesn't know he ended the bullying, or that her strength of words changed him. #YA

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  103. YA-HistFant: 17yo loots Great Chicago Fire for sport, then has to save his friends but can't tell the difference b/t visions and reality.

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  104. Girl meets girl when a chance meeting reveals they share stolen memories and must go on the run from monsters to stay alive. Upper YA.

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  105. Amity isn't sure which might kill her first: her arranged marriage or the gargoyles hunting humans in 1777 Boston. #YA Historical Fantasy

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  106. Beauty and the Beast meets Sarah Connor when Ella confronts the dangerous species who kidnapped her father. #Adult #PNR #pitchFURY

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  107. YA: Derek hanged himself on Christmas break from The Home. Roommate JP faces his culpability, soothes his friends, and explores love with Liz. #pitchFURY

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  108. Getting a new heart might not fix sixteen-year-old Adam’s broken one. #YA #thriller

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  109. Rejection, death, soul transference, and a soul-stealing newcomer is what 17-year-old Max faces in Kiwaku. YA PNR

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  110. In war-ravaged future Chicago, an actress is recruited to seduce an arms dealer - but her handler may be even more dangerous than her mark.

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  111. In two worlds with two husbands and too many secrets, there can be only one soulmate. Magical realism. #pitchFURY

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  112. Texas voice major starts safe sex rock band to overcome the trauma of an abortion that's divided her from a friend in danger of herself.

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  113. Writing the USA from the outside; one state at a time. #theseunitedstates A collection of 50 short stories from a non-native observer.

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  114. Trapped in another dimension, a blind Seer battles a soul-eating shadow-wind while the girl he loves rips a hole between worlds to save him. YA F #pitchFURY

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  115. When Jacob, an angel of death falls for a mortal named Dalia, her reality is turned upside down. In a world of demons, death, life and love, Dalia takes on a modern role of The Arabian Nights’ Scheherazade, working to charm her captor and protect her own cherished ones. But will it work? #NewAdult #TeamFury #PitchFury

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  116. 12 yo Fi’s got a mean streak & super powers. Her family’s like the Incredibles—gone incredibly wrong. Fi’s choice: join them or fight them?

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  117. When Jacob, an angel of death falls for a mortal named Dalia, her reality is turned upside down. In a world of demons, death, life and love, Dalia takes on a modern role of The Arabian Nights’ Scheherazade, working to charm her captor and protect her own cherished ones. But will it work? #NewAdult #TeamFury #PitchFury

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  120. Upon death Zoe Wells enters The Soul Program, a realm where young souls go to adjust to being dead. #YoungAdult #pitchfury

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  121. Upon death Zoe Wells enters The Soul Program, a realm where young souls go to adjust to being dead. #YoungAdult #pitchfury

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  122. When a winged prisoner tells Ephraim his entire life is a lie, the Warrior in him can fight for one thing: the freedom of truth. YA Fantasy

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  123. How cruel for relationship problems to tag along to the dead side. #pitchFURY #WF

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  124. How cruel for relationship problems to tag along to the dead side. #pitchFURY #WF

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  125. What really happens the morning after Happily Ever After. Norman conquest era historical fantasy. #pitchFURY

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  126. Hilarious short stories about what happens to romance novel couples after the traditional storybook ending. #original #womenfic #pitchfury

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  127. Under the guise of a superhero, Pete & his friends become efficient at punishing the bullies in their middle school. Too efficient. MG Cntmp

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  128. The illusion of having it all (except an orgasm) crumbled right beneath Corinne's designer shoe clad feet. Choices are made. Orgasms are found. #WF #Chicklit

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  129. Fear. Brutalize. Deny. Rebel. In the duchy, how four teenagers adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival. #YAfantasy #PitchFury

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  130. A girl travels to her home planet to solve the mystery of who she really is. Plus, science, worm holes, and space school! #MGSCIFI

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  131. Chester is labeled sexually deviant. Lizzie is labeled as feebleminded and promiscuous. Both are institutionalized during the licentiousness of the 1920s and scheduled for sterilization until an ugly truth is discovered.

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  132. Fear. Brutalize. Deny. Rebel. In the duchy, how four teenagers adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival. #YAfantasy #PitchFury

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  133. A girl travels to her home planet to solve the mystery of who she really is. Plus, science, worm holes, and space school! #MGSCIFI

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  134. Wheelchair-bound Catty meets mysterious Johnny, but does he have a secret agenda? Was their's a chance meeting?

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  136. A gov't cover up of a 2nd Earth & an energy source to solve Earth problems. Jack Oliver searches his past life to expose it all. #pitchFURY

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  137. In 30 days, the governor will destroy Aydra's family because they can read. She doesn’t need a royal shapeshifter to save her. Right? YA/FR

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  138. 17 y/o Lux dares to escape the primitive island she's been stuck on to seek answers about the disasters that destroyed her kingdom... and is promptly kidnapped by pirates. #pitchFURY

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  139. The town zombie visits Rachel’s book store; not looking for books to read or brains to eat. He wants help; his own ghost is haunting him

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  140. Ayla is a beautiful young Rabbi who has her world turned upside down when she meets Jeremiah, the perfect “Jewish” Mr. Darcy.

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  141. Interdimensional hunter Jacklyn Madison becomes the prime weapon in a war between her group’s brutal leader and her idealistic son. #YA

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  142. With 4 gorgeous kids and a house in the "right" suburb, T and T are the couple next door - who happen to be swingers. #momfiction #pitchFURY

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  143. The key to saving two worlds is in an alternate universe. Kas is the only one who can get it, but it would mean his brother's death. YA Fantasy

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  144. Teen ventriloquist scams bereaved marks by pretending to speak to the dead until she accidentally contacts a real spirit and falls for him.

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  145. Seventeen year old Mae is sent back in time aboard the Titanic after a Wiccan séance with her friends goes awry. #pitchFURY #YA

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  146. 13yo Peter Holm has a list of requisites for surviving boarding school. Loyal best friend. Check. Membership in a secret club. Check. Murder. Umm, wait… #MG #pitchFURY

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  147. Mattie and a fellow student become partners in mutually assured destruction after he stumbles on her escape act at an underground venue. YA Contemporary.

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  148. YA: Olive's summer is a wreck til thrill-seeking Milo shows up. Will she risk their relationship when his next idea is too crazy? #PitchFury

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  149. YA: Olive's summer is a wreck til thrill-seeking Milo shows up. Will she risk their relationship when his next idea is too crazy? #PitchFury

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  150. Wheelchair-bound Catty meets mysterious Johnny. But does he have a secret agenda? Was theirs really a chance meeting?

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  151. LordOfTheFlies meets Jaws.In 1930s,5kids steal boat&sail4America while elsewhere a man's lost on whale corpse.Drift together&MORE dangerous.

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  152. YA: Olive's summer is a wreck til thrill-seeking Milo shows up. Will she risk their relationship when his next idea is too crazy? #PitchFury

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  153. 17 years old, farmer, hunter, Reno high roller, training to be secret agent. Drinks blood, allergic to sunlight. The adventures of Zorya. YA

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  154. Addie and pretentious jerk Mason share superpowers when they're together. Now, they'll have to team up to find her missing mom. #YA

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  155. YA: Olive's summer is a wreck til thrill-seeking Milo shows up. Will she risk their relationship when his next idea is too crazy? #PitchFury

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  156. LordOfTheFlies meets Jaws.In 1930s, 5kids steal boat&sail4America while elsewhere a man's lost on whale corpse.Drift together&MOREdangerous.

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  157. Lulu thought her 5-y-o step-bro was bad 'til she trapped him in a comic and has to face down his imagined villains to save him. MG

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  158. Hades gets more than expected when he abducts Persephone. A tale of love, justice, revenge, & a sweet 3-headed hellhound. NA Mythic Fantasy

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  159. Sweet OBGYN/bad-ass FBI agent’s marriage is threatened by his ex-partner seeking revenge. Love triangle. Rom Suspense Adult

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  160. The shawlweavers want to put an end to Almendra's race & magic kingdom. Can a prophecy & a wolf help her save it? YA F

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  161. After years at sea, a repentant heart threatens his throne as The Flying Dutchman, but a sexy vixen in Portland has a better idea. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #Adult

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  162. THE LYING GAME meets ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: A lab-created teen slave named #13 takes the identity of a murdered princess to find her killer. #YA

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  163. Occult murder entangling a celebrity magician ... a widowing reverend… a runaway wannabe-actress… a small town police investigator… during the deaththrows of vaudeville #pitchfury

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  164. China,1376: Syaoran kidnaps Lihua to protect her from fortune hunter. They must resist attraction or risk Lihua's expulsion from utopia.ARom

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  165. A WWII Soviet airwoman must fly behind enemy lines to save her childhood sweetheart. YA historical. #pitchfury

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  166. SPD: Supernatural Police Department. Here to protect and serve the weird and unusual from the mundane world and from themselves.

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  167. YA: Her kind is tainted, despised and rejected by both species that made them. Yet for 17yo Rebecca its not revenge she seeks but truth

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  168. YA. A young girl who can free souls unnaturally tied to their dead bodies fights to play out her role in a changed universe.

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  169. Intertwining 2 timelines: 41 yo Juliet's attempt to rekindle a star-crossed teenage love puts at risk last chance to save faltering marriage

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  170. Veronica Mars meets Buffy. 16yo Bria, a clairvoyant, must stop a killer with ties to voodoo before she's the next victim. #YANoir #pitchFURY

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  171. Two strangers. One clandestine wedding. Many hidden stories. Together they must learn to rely on each other and what they hope to build while accepting that perfection isn’t the goal; love is. #pitchfury #romance

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  172. YA thriller: When Mikaela infiltrates her parents' assassin agency to save her boyfriend's life, she must resist becoming a killer herself

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  173. Ed's psychiatrist says she doesn't play well with others, but Ed can't save her spaceship from killer psychics alone #PitchFury (YA/SF)

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  174. YA F: To save his parents from murder and kingdom from tyranny, Prince Lex teams up w Robyn and her outlaws - and falls for her on the way.

    https://twitter.com/darci_cole/status/487301866796380161

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  175. Obsessed with criminal minds, Schuyler Williams has to put her knowledge to the test to save her sister from a serial killer. 66k YA Contemporary Thriller #pitchFURY

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  176. What’s worse than screwing up your first soul-reaping assignment b/c of a boy? Facing your afterlife caseworker. PRN NA #PitchFury

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  177. About to be married, lost in the Kauai rainforest, Sunny is rescued by reclusive scientist Nick, who tests every ounce of her willpower.

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  178. HF LIAM witnesses starvation and horror. He escapes to Canada on a coffin ship. A new world beckons him.

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  179. Christmas has Clara. Halloween needs ballerinas. HALLOWEENA BALLERINA wears a sparkly tutu—made of slimy lime green things! #PB #pitchFURY

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  180. There's a countdown on those guys' lives, and it's Jo's punishment to decide who gets one more day and who dies early. YA contemp thriller.

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  181. A 15 year old Latina abandons her overprotective Papi to seek fame and fortune as a back up singer to a reckless stranger claiming to be her aunt. #PitchFury #UpperMG

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  182. When soldiers come to town with a lion, a young widow and her daughter's lives are changed. But wartime romances are short-lived WW2 Hawaii

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  183. Prank or threat Fate or coincidence? Thrown together by meddling friends & a cyber-stalker 1 answer is clear their attraction is undeniable.

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  184. New Adult: Olivia wants trust & true love—panic attacks & a crazy ex-bf won’t keep her from starting over with Captain America. #SAFE #PitchFURY

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  185. A cursed violin takes center stage in this #YA inspired by Phantom of the Opera, featuring best friends turned musical rivals.

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  186. Rather than correct people by saying the thirteen worlds are post-utopian, not dystopian, Ares would rather just read his book, Fairytales. LGBT YA Fantasy.

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  187. Smita grows up in a traditional Indian family that values caste, social standing and sons. So, when she is the victim of rape, her life turns upside down as she runs away to escape the lack of support from her parents.

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  188. In two worlds with two husbands and too many secrets, there can be only one soulmate. Magical realism. #PitchFURY

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  189. #YA #SF Gen's Tempo makes a moment last a lifetime, forcing her to choose between her spy/friend and secret agent in battle to save humanity

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  190. The consultant, sex worker, graying entrepreneur, cop, murderer. They rebel against the forsaken city, paths violently crossed in the end.

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  191. School-shooter, Chrissy, invokes her right to remain silent. Her best friend, Priscilla, searches for the truth behind the crime. #YA

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  192. 20something cubicle zombie Milly's world is upended after her uncle's sudden death and she inherits his PI firm complete with resident ghost

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  193. When 17yo Gray finds a murdered classmate, she must unravel family secrets and dig into her loner boyfriend's past or meet the same demise.

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  194. 18y/o Mallory turns to the lottery to rescue her family and keep her life on track, but tough guy Adrian may be the key to a jackpot. #YAC

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  195. With her rapist's trial approaching, 17 y/o Kate must convince herself she's not to blame if she wants a shot at convincing the jury #YA

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  196. Cupid & Psyche gets an Indian-folklore spin when 16 y-o Maya unleashes Chaos, leaving her no choice but to trick Death himself. #pitchFURY

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  197. Is Rebekah's boyfriend the demon hunting along the Oregon coast? Her ex sure hopes so. Being a Keeper had to have a perk sometime.

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