Have questions about submitting to Pitch Wars or just want to know what it is? Start here!

Young Adult

YA #16: THE INSATIABLE HUNGER OF TREES (Horror)

When Cara's sister, Shelby, returns after a year-long disappearance, Cara learns that something unspeakable followed her. Then, an unknown creature starts devouring people in the woods, and Cara must team up with self-proclaimed monster hunter, Lucas, to stop it from killing again. As they get closer to the truth, they get closer to becoming the monster's next meal.

Read More

YA #17: HOW TO RUN IN OUTER SPACE (Contemporary)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK meets ALLEGEDLY. After her mother vanishes, Eliza is forced to live in a group home while her little brother is taken into foster care. Teenage runaways and juvie dropouts become her allies for getting him back. But earning their trust means revealing her past–something that may keep her brother away. Permanently.

Read More

YA #18: CROOKED LETTERS (Mystery)

Avery is convinced her senior year is ruined when she’s uprooted to rural Mississippi to care for her dying grandmother. The only saving grace? The gorgeous girl next door who introduces Avery to her tight-knit group of friends. But when one of the friends is murdered in a race-fueled attack, suspicion falls on Avery. Now she must uncover the small town’s bloody past in order to find the truth. Sadie meets Dreamland Burning.

Read More

YA #19: WHAT HAPPENED TO 143 (Paranormal Mystery with LGBT Romantic Elements)

Sixteen-year-old Max's ability to see the dead puts a real damper on his social life. His BFF's a possessed cat and he's grappling with unrequited feelings for the quarterback. When a bus carrying the football team vanishes, Max must embrace his abilities and find the players before it's too late.

Read More

YA #20: STAR SHADOW (Space Opera)

Cinder meets Orphan Black. Tessara is the princess’s devoted body double—until she slips and reveals her real name to an enemy hacker. To avoid execution for treason, she must convince him she’s the true princess. As her lies unravel and her traitorous feelings for him deepen, Tessara grapples with a brutal possibility: the greatest danger to her planet may be the princess she’s sworn to protect.

Read More

YA #21: THE MANY MURDERS OF JENNIFER AULT (Speculative Fiction)

It's a match made in Hell in this YA THE GOOD PLACE. Apprentice Design Technician Eugene is granted an opportunity that any other demon would happily give their horns for—crafting a personalized hellscape for a human sentenced to eternity. He shouldn't find the eighteen-year-old murderess sweet or, Hell forbid, cute, but Jenny isn't the psychopath he expected. All Heaven breaks loose when Eugene discovers something abnormal about her many murders. Now, he must choose between risking his apprenticeship and possibly his life or saving the girl—who might teach a demon to love—from eternal damnation.

Read More

YA #22: WILDFIRE (Contemporary Fantasy #OwnVoices)

16 y/o Katrell lives on the brink of homelessness, until she discovers she can raise the dead. Turns out, people will pay top dollar to see their loved ones again. But when the dead develop a taste for blood, Katrell must decide just how much her money is worth. Especially since Katrell is next on their list.

Read More

YA #23: KILL CALL (Thriller)

Jude Erickson isn’t a psychopath, no matter what his mother might think. But juggling senior year, varsity football, and prophetic nightmares isn’t easy. When he dreams of the brutal murder of private school cheerleader Hanna Smith, Jude knows he must save her. Things go wrong when Hanna catches Jude in her home and the killer escapes. Now, they must discover who wants Hanna dead. Because Jude’s vision was clear on one thing, a life for a life is the only way—and someone must die. RIVERDALE meets I HUNT KILLERS

Read More

YA #24: THE DRAGON HUNTER (Fantasy)

When her mentor is arrested, sixteen-year-old botany student Erina joins a competition where the king will grant any request of the successful hunter of a shape-shifting Dragon mage. Lacking magic herself, Erina must rely on preparation and strategy to survive the Dragon’s island and the other hunters. To achieve her own endgame and free her mentor, she’ll have to determine who to trust while keeping her secrets close.

Read More

YA #25: ENVY (Thriller #Diverse #OwnVoices)

GENUINE FRAUD meets THE PARENT TRAP. A good con relies on theatrics and misdirection. Grifter Malayka Simms has mastered both. But switching places with her newly found, wealthy identical twin will push her skills to their limits. Especially when Malayka’s twin goes missing.

Read More

YA #26: STARS OF FORTUNE (Science Fiction)

STAR WARS meets a SCIENTOLOGY-esque space cult. Starship mechanic Rooker Dans needs to scrounge up enough money to find his brother, who disappeared in an attack by a progressive cult feared throughout the galaxy. When he stumbles across a wrecked royal starship, he can’t believe his luck. The girl inside claims she’s the realm’s lost princess; the bounty on her head would more than fund a brotherly rescue mission. The only problem? She’s not the girl he’s looking for.

Read More

YA #27: BAD MOON CHILD (#OwnVoices Korean Fantasy)

Bari has to slay the dragon that decimated her village—and the goddess trying to possess her. Petty thief Mago has to outrun the ghosts in the tunnels under the city to halt her father’s execution. The real challenge?  Not disappointing the ghosts of their dead mothers.

Read More

YA #28: THE CELESTIAL SEAS (Science Fiction #OwnVoices)

Genderbent MOBY DICK reimagining set in space. The Celestial Seas are unforgiving. They’ve taken Ishara’s family. Her right arm. Her memories. It’s time to turn the tides. Prove her worth. Destroy the Ballena Blanca, the cause of all her tragedies. If she doesn’t drown among the stars first.

Read More

YA #29: UNSEELIE (Fantasy)

On the night Camilla became a vampire, she accidentally killed the queen of Fairy and won her crown. Now she must navigate the treacherous Unseelie Court while figuring out who set the old queen up to die before they strike again, this time at her. CRUEL PRINCE meets HAZEL WOOD.

Read More

YA #30: VAMPIRES, HEARTS, AND OTHER DEAD THINGS (Contemporary)

When science and faith fail her terminally ill father, Victoria heads to New Orleans in search of vampire blood to save him. Armed with well-researched legends and desperation, she hunts down a boy who matches her vampire profile. But before he will grant Victoria and her father immortality, she must prove she's passionate about life—and betraying her grief to do so is harder than she imagined.

Read More