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2020 Young Adult 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.

PW2020 YA #42: KISSING BOYS, RAISING THE DEAD, AND OTHER THINGS MY MOM WON’T LET ME DO (Contemporary Fantasy, #OwnVoices)

LABYRINTH LOST x NEVER HAVE I EVER

At her strict mother's command, Cara’s ignored ghosts her whole life. She hates them, anyway.

But arrogant (and recently deceased) golden boy Zach comes with a tempting offer: money she desperately needs for college in return for resurrecting him before he fades in seven days.

However, helping him means straining her fraught relationship with her mother and entering a magical world where she could lose her life—and her heart.

PW2020 YA #43: BEST OUT OF THREE (Contemporary #OwnVoices)

After seventeen-year-old Auden Lee has a close call with the cops, her mom is forced to reveal they’re undocumented immigrants. Which means Auden is ineligible for financial aid, her only way to afford college. 

When the parents of her longtime nemesis, Will, set up an unconventional scholarship competition for seniors at their school, Auden thinks she’s found her solution. The catch? They’ve put Will’s inheritance as the prize—and he’ll do anything to win, too.

They should be bitter enemies. But after facing sabotage from other students, they find themselves reluctant allies—and maybe something more.

NEVER HAVE I EVER meets FRANKLY IN LOVE.

PW2020 YA #44: SOCIETY OF THE UNSEEN (Fantasy)

After enduring ongoing abuse from her mother and others, seventeen-year-old Mie loses control and transforms into a fire-breathing dragon. She’s sent to Lindorm—a secret society of shapeshifters beneath Loch Ness—where she must learn to wield her magic, or face execution. Unbeknownst to Mie, her new friend Edgar has orders to hand her over to his dark mage mother to steal her magic. Now Edgar must choose where his loyalties lie, as Mie faces the most terrifying monster: herself.

PW2020 YA #45: JUST ADD ME (Contemporary #OwnVoices)

DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS x GBBO.

Rubi Ramos long ago abandoned her dreams of becoming a baker to focus on getting into Alma University per her parents’ wishes. But when Bake Off – a county-wide competition – comes to Orange County, she secretly signs up for one last baking hurrah. As she rises to Bake Off’s crème of the crop, old dreams reignite. Rubi must decide which she’s willing to sacrifice: her parents’ dreams, or her own.

PW2020 YA #46: HER INFINITE FACES (Fantasy Romance)

ARYA STARK x TWELFTH NIGHT

As her kingdom’s foremost spy, Princess Eline Stoneheart has worn many faces but rarely her own. When her brother is murdered, the identity she must steal to seek revenge is a new one—her enemy’s betrothed. For Eline, impersonation has always been easy, but the deeper she sinks into her new role, the more she questions how much of what she’s feeling is simply an act and how far she’s willing to go to avenge her brother.