An event as big as this requires many people working behind the scenes to pull off. In order to open the contest up to more submissions, we kidnappedbribed asked some awesome slush readers to back us up. They'll be up to the ears in entries, searching for the gems and making dreams come true. There's been a lot of success in our prior contests. Could you be next?
Make sure to show our readers some love in the comments and by following their blogs and twitter handles. They may recognize your name in the slush (Ha! Kidding. Shameless way to encourage comments). No seriously, only the best of the best entries will make it into the game.
Becks not only is a professional copy editor, she is also an aspiring author of YA fantasy, specifically contemporary fantasy and not-so-much of the urban variety since she's not terribly urban herself, although like most writers she doesn’t really limit her ideas to one sub-genre. She has a creative writing major from K-State University. And she's co-authoring an exciting new project with Brenda Drake.
Kat writes YA sci fi and fantasy, which has so far included: hot dragon boys, giant squid, drug abuse, robots, little people in trilby hats, winged aliens, shuttle crashes, kissiness, evil moths and malicious vomiting. She's represented by Molly Ker Hawn of The Bent Agency.
Stephanie grew up in sunny San Diego, wishing for rain. She currently studies film production at San Diego State University, but spends most of her study time writing novels. Someday, she would like to hike the trail to Mount Doom. Her work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong.
Dee is a mom, teacher, MG writer, educational freelance writer, blogger. She says kids really do bring apples to their teachers, but they also bring you their smiles, laughter, pride, and sense of wonder- because you inspire them. That’s why she loves being a teacher. That's why she writes. And she's repped by Kerry Sparks of the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.
KT nabbed her agent, Judith Engracia with the Liza Dawson Associates, in last March's Pitch Madness. KT loves singing and writing music, but above everything else she loves writing. From science fiction to fantasy to horror. She's dabbled in it all and her plotbunnies run around and multiply at will. One of her friends has forbidden her from reading a dictionary, since usually, just one word sets her off. At the moment she has a completed trilogy in draft, with the first book in the series complete.The TDP Trilogy is a YA science fiction series set in the Distant future. It includes mind manipulation, hybrid technology and alien parasites.
Sharon M. Johnston is an author and public relations specialist who lives in sunny Queensland, Australia.
She has been a Pitch Madness host for the past few years, and is also a Pitch Wars mentor.
Her New Adult Sci Fi Romance, DIVIDED: An Open Heart Novel Book 1, is out now with City Owl Press.
We are ten writers passionate about Young Adult literature in all shapes and sizes. Check out our About Us page for details on all of our amazing contributors! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions or comments.