November 26, 2012

Pitch Wars: Mentor Bio


Hi guys! This post is for those planning to participate in Pitch Wars. If you're not sure what Pitch Wars is, click here for more details!

Submissions start today (11/26)! The cut off time to get your applications (query & first five pages of manuscript) in is 8PM EST on December 5. Submission details below!

About Me: I write YA fiction in whatever genre strikes my fancy, whether that's science fiction or contemporary. But my heart ultimately belongs to fantasy and all its permutations. I'm a content editor for a small publisher, and I'm represented by the fab Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary.

I'm open to mentoring Young Adult manuscripts in the following genres:

♥ Fantasy (from urban to epic)
♥ Science Fiction
♥ Dystopian
♥ Steampunk
♥ Cyberpunk
♥ Horror
♥ Gothic
♥ LGBT (in combination with any genre)

I love everything from dark and disturbing to light and fluffy. Give me a strong plot, compelling characters, and high emotion. Make me care, and I'll love you forever.

I like to give a balanced critique of what works for me and what doesn't in regards to world building, characterization, and plot. While my feedback is never unnecessarily mean, be aware that I am very honest. We can discuss beforehand exactly what sort of feedback you're looking for :)

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Send your applications to brendadrakecontests@gmail.com. Writers can apply for up to 3 coaches. The coaches' categories are set. Coaches can only consider the categories they've signed up for. Writers cannot apply for a coach that is not in their category.

For additional information about this contest, go HERE.

  This is open to finished manuscripts only.

  You may only enter one manuscript.

  Only the genres requested by each coach will be considered for the contest.

...Formatting...

Subject line: Pitch Wars Application: Coach Name you want to apply for: Title (Example: Pitch Wars Application: Brenda Drake: GONE WITH THE WIND)

Name: Your Name

Genre: The genre of your manuscript

Word Count: The word count of your manuscript

Query letter here (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentations. A space between each paragraph.

First five pages of the manuscript here (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentations. A space between each paragraph.
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REMINDER: You can send an application for up to 3 coaches.

Check back soon for a complete list of the amazing agents participating in the contest. There's over a dozen!

All the coaches have posted bios/wish lists on their blogs. Please check all the coaches' posts in your category before deciding your top 3 picks. To jump from blog to blog, just click on our pictures below.

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