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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 YA #41: I GUESS I LIVE HERE NOW (Contemporary – Korean #OwnVoices)

Melody is Korean-American, not Korean-Korean—she doesn’t even speak the language. When her parents transplant her to Seoul during her junior year, she’s stunned by the lavish lifestyle they’ve kept hidden from her, one that includes a five-bedroom villa and arranged dates with rich classmates. As she uncovers other secrets, she must confront what she thought she knew about her family to make this new city feel like home.

PW2019 YA #42: THE YES GUARANTEE (Contemporary)

THE HATING GAME meets THE PERFECT DATE. The last thing Maggie needs is for her arch-rival, Vince, to discover her identity as Campus Cupid - the school's secret matchmaker. Now, he’s bribing her into combining their businesses – her matchmaking with his Promposal Services. Although reluctant at first, with them both competing for yearbook editor, it wouldn’t hurt to keep a close eye on her competition. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer – just don’t fall in love with them.

PW2019 YA #43: DAWN OF THE FIREBIRD (#OwnVoices Persian-Islamic Fantasy)


Of all Dada’s lessons, becoming a killer is what Khamilla learned best.

So when her parents are murdered by the sultana’s spies, she’ll stop at nothing to avenge them.

Even if it means infiltrating the sultana’s elite military to train as a soldier.

Even if it means fighting on the wrong side of a brewing war.

Even if it costs her humanity.

PW2019 YA #44: A CAGE OF CLOUDS (Fantasy)

Lovers to enemies + CRUEL PRINCE

Vesper Vale is the daughter of revolutionaries. Failed revolutionaries.

Her mother was given a choice: death by the hangman’s axe, or death by the Storm. She chose the Storm.

When Prince Dalca captures her father and sentences him to death, Vesper will do anything to save him from sharing her mother’s fate.

Even magically alter her face and infiltrate Dalca’s army.
Even steal Dalca’s heart—and give him hers.
Even walk with him into the Storm.

PW2019 MG #01: THE SPIRIT OF THE SEA MYSTIC (Contemporary Fantasy)

Ren thinks her grandmother’s old seaside motel in Myrtle Beach has character. Still, it’s a shock when that character speaks to her through a crack in the wall. Ren’s counting on this summer to pull her family back together, but if she can’t heal the wounded spirit, the rundown motor lodge will be destroyed...along with her parents’ marriage. FRONT DESK meets RULES FOR GHOSTING.

PW2019 MG #02: THE SUPERNATURAL FILES OF CJ DELANEY (Mystery Adventure with Magical Elements)

#OwnVoices LOIS LANE meets BUFFY.  The pets of Galahad, Ohio are going missing, and eleven-year-old ace reporter CJ just has to get the big scoop before her archrival Bix Jr.  But hard-hitting news isn’t for softies: to save the pets and get her byline, CJ takes on a bloodthirsty goddess, a spellbound henchman, and a wily witch who isn’t what she seems.  Still, that’s easy peasy compared to getting her exclusive without tipping off Galahad’s police chief: her Dad.

PW2019 MG #03: VICKY NABATANZI AND THE RISE OF THREE (#OwnVoices Contemporary Fantasy)


Vicky returns to her birth country Uganda, looking forward to eating matooke and spending time with family friends. Instead, she finds a haunted tree, bickering ancestors, and a vague prophecy that implies she and her cousins will confront the god of death. Now they must decipher the prophecy and discover powers they never dreamed they had--and fast. The future of the world depends on it.

PW2019 MG #04: TOGETHER HOLDS THE SKY (Contemporary Fantasy)

12-year-old Peony is keeping a big secret from her best friends: her parents lost their jobs, and the house is next. When she’s given a magical book that could hold the key to her family’s happiness, she’ll need to read between its lines or risk losing not only her home, but her friendships, too.


THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE x ALL THE GREYS ON GREENE STREET. 12-year-old Will and his older brother are best friends until Dylan relapses into drug use and disappears for the zillionth time. When their parents say Dylan is dangerous, and that they finally have to cut him off, Will is determined. In order to prove his brother is the gentle soul he knows him to be, he must do what the cops couldn't: find Dylan.

PW2019 MG #06: DOWN THE RIVER (#OwnVoices LGBTQ Contemporary)

Best friends Aubrey and Joel have spent most of sixth grade planning to run away. It’s just a game, Aubrey figures—a distraction from Joel’s bullies and Aubrey’s gnawing feeling that Aubrey might not be the gender everyone assumes. But when Joel disappears for real, Aubrey treks after him on a journey that might push Aubrey to finally acknowledge what they've been scared of: they’re nonbinary.