Phew...what a crazy few weeks it's been. I don't have the final number count, but I do know we had well over 1000 applicants for Pitch Wars. Y'all are rockin these contests! Thank you for helping make Pitch Wars so awesome!
I also want to thank everyone who pitched to me personally. I seriously think I had some of the most well written pitches we received (YAY!), ultimately making my job SO much harder (Boo!). In fact, I had an incredibly hard time getting it down to my top 10 picks. I so wish I could have picked more of you. Please know I have high hopes for ALL of you. YOU are talented. YOU have what it takes. NEVER give up. Just keep reaching for the stars!
Without further ado, the following are my final Pitch Wars picks.
Melissa Hurst (YA SciFi)- THE EDGE OF FOREVER. Dual POV's are very hard to pull off, but Melissa's dual POV query was outstanding. Her premise and writing are solid. SOLD!
Dannie Morin (YA Contemp)- IMPERFECTLY FINE. This girls' query and opening pages blew me away. She had me crying within the first five pages. In fact, it was so solid that I wasn't sure there was anything to actually coach.
Tamara Walsh (YA SciFi Romance)- AGAINST THE FALLING MOONS. Tamara's premise is really interesting, but I think it was all the swoon worthy romance that had me paying attention.
Be sure to thank Brenda Drake for organizing such a wonderful contest.