Monday, November 26, 2012



Thanks for stopping by. So you're all here to find out about me, what I'll be looking for in my Pitch Wars submission pile, and if I'll be a good coach for you.... *gulps*  This little cat is kinda how I feel right now. (Please like me)

Since no one can resist those eyes, we can get to the good stuff. My name is Kimberly Chase. I live in Charleston, SC with my husband, son, and two dogs. Some of my random favorite things: Cookies, Books, Shoes, Chocolate, Airplanes, Movies, Traveling, Running. 
I'm short with an embarrassingly high-pitched voice. (Like when telemarketers call they ask me if my parents are home!)

Okay, I have to follow that little tidbit up with something cool. I have an Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and hold all of my Pilot's licenses.

I'm represented by the fabulous Brittany Howard of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. My young adult science fiction novel is currently out on submission. 

I'm a member of TwitWits, an online writing community, and I'm an active CP for agented and soon-to-be agented authors. I also host contests and giveaways on my blog, so some of you may know me from the recent Trick or Treat with Agents contest I put together.

I love working on queries and pitches. I know that's weird...but I like helping writer's showcase the best of their work in a way that will hook the reader. (aka Agent) I will also provide a personal response/feedback to everyone who pitches me in this contest!

All genres of YA, BUT only if they have some sort of romantic element. 

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism, unique Paranormal, Dystopian, Contemporary, Thrillers, SteamPunk, Romance, Gothic, etc. If I've forgotten your exact genre, no worries as long as it's YA and has a little love, I'm open to it.

ALSO- If you were one of my YA Trick or Treat with Agents picks, I WANT YOU!

So you really like me, yes? And I'll see all of your fabulous YA pitches in my submission pile, right? If I don't see your pitch, this is how I will feel:

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.

Send your applications to 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 (link to your post announcing the contest)

· 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.


Subject line: Pitch Wars Application: Coach Name you want to apply for: Title (Example: Pitch Wars Application: Kimberly Chase: 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 indentions. A space between each paragraph.

First five pages of the manuscript here (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentions. A space between each paragraph.

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!

Today all the coaches are posting bios/wish lists on their blogs. So before choosing your top 3 picks, check all the coaches' posts in your category before deciding which coach to submit. To jump from blog to blog, just click on our pictures below.

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  1. Tina thinks this may be the coolest thing ever: "Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and hold all of my Pilot's licenses". :D

  2. I am also fascinated by the piloting! So cool...So YA Contemp...with romance? I'm your gal :)

  3. Aeronautical Science sounds so cool! I studied forensic science. :)

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