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2019 Entries

Please note: These are the entries for the Pitch Wars season beginning in 2021 and continuing through 2022. Please note that our Agent Showcase ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 14, 2022. Agents will not be able to leave comments requesting material after that time.

PW2019 Adult #39: THE FRAILTY OF MATTER (Thriller)


Freshly-minted surgeon Hope Kestrel will take any edge she can get, especially if it means saving lives at PRIMA, Seattle’s experimental new healthcare facility.

Skeptical intern Jacie wants only to save her teen sister, denied treatment by the algorithm that was promised to save them all.

When unexpected patient deaths force a reluctant partnership, they unearth a dark world lurking just beneath our own—where Big Data enables Big Medicine.

They must weigh technology against humanity…and discover the hope we need to survive.

PW2019 Adult #40: THE WEDDING RINGER (Women’s Fiction)

When Willa’s offered a job as a professional bridesmaid, she seizes the chance to save up and leave the memories of her cheating fiancé and best friend in the rearview. Developing a friendship with the bride—and a flirtation with the hotshot best man—is not part of her exit strategy. Now she must decide if some people just might be worth sticking around for.

PW2019 Adult #41: THIS DARKNESS IS MINE (Women’s Fiction #OwnVoices)

A black woman’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. When a bipolar diagnosis rips her out of her cozy city life, Michelle Delphinia is forced to retreat to her dysfunctional family. She’s desperate to avoid stigma, but she must accept her reality before denial destroys her relationships and hard-won career.

PW2019 Adult #42: LOVE, DRAG & PANCAKES (Adult RomCom)

Soon-to-be-divorced September has thirty days to renovate herself at her parents’ Floridian retirement home before she can return to Boston and hope to avoid her cheating ex. Falling for the hot, bi bartender at the Iris—the local drag haven—certainly wasn’t on her agenda. But when rumors circulate of the Iris closing, September must act fast to save her new home and budding relationship, or risk having to start over, all over again.

PW2019 Adult #43: OFF FIELD CHEMISTRY (Contemporary Sports Romance)

Halley lost out on a coveted grant and needs a source of income before she’s broke. She’ll have to rely on her jock-whispering tutoring skills to survive the semester financially. Quinton knows every move on the football field but has to ace Organic Chemistry to keep his pre-med dreams alive in case his body breaks. Together, their sexual chemistry sizzles, but their future paths point opposite directions.

PW2019 Adult #44: MISS MARTIN’S NATIONAL PASTRY COMPETITION (Contemporary Romance #OwnVoices Transgender)

As the only transgender contestant on his favorite televised baking competition, Blaise Thompson wants his baking to stand out while he keeps his gender identity private. But when Blaise falls for fellow competitor Erik, he must risk vulnerability, or he may lose more than the contest. The Great British Bake-Off meets Play It Again.

PW2019 Adult #45: IN THE MATTER OF HOMO SAPIENS (Literary Science Fiction)

Environmental litigator Ev Kovach has made a killing defending Big Industry against the “little guy.” But when she’s zapped from Earth and appointed to defend Homo sapiens in the Intergalactic Court of Justice, she’ll not only discover if she has what it takes to save her species from extermination, but also what it means to be human.