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

Pitch Wars Showcase

Please note: These are the entries for the Pitch Wars season beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2021. The Showcase site will undergo scheduled maintenance on February 11 and February 12 from 3 – 4 a.m. ET. Please do not make any requests at that time.
PW2020 Adult #16: TWEET HEART (Contemporary Rom Com, #OwnVoices – Sephardic Judaism)
Mentee:
Jade Webb
Mentored by:
Lyn Liao Butler
Book Title:
Tweet Heart
Category:
Adult
Genre:
Contemporary Rom Com, #ownvoices - Sephardic Judaism
Word Count:
89,000

Pitch:

SPOILER ALERT x ALISHA RAI’S MODERN LOVE SERIES

Fueled by Lean Cuisines and Lexapro, shy guidance counselor Lucy moonlights as the anonymous voice behind a wildly popular Twitter account, keeping it a secret from her overbearing yet loving Mexican/Moroccan Sephardic family. But when her favorite follower – and secret crush - slides out of her DM's and into her IRL, Lucy's two worlds collide.

 

Excerpt:

FLETCHER

Look, I know that the first day at a new job usually tends to suck. I get it. You’re new, have no idea what the hell you’re doing or where you’re supposed to go. Everyone stares at you and you have to answer the same question a hundred times, maintaining a level of enthusiasm only matched by someone with a healthy dependency on cocaine. It’s exhausting, but it’s part of the deal of starting somewhere new. I accept it.

What I hadn’t expected, however, was that my first day would also include getting a mug of boiling hot tea tossed directly onto my, for lack of a better word, manhood. That… that had been a curveball.

And it’s at this moment – mere seconds after aforementioned tea has collided with my crotch, possibly rendering me infertile, it’s that hot – that I see the culprit of the spilled tea. Dark, jet black hair. Golden sepia skin. A quivering lower lip. All put together on a beautiful woman who is gaping at me with wide, horrified eyes on the brink of tears. And just like the tea had blindsided me a moment earlier, I’m struck a second time by this woman and the weird sense of déjà vu that washes over me when I lock my eyes on hers. Sure, she may have castrated me, but there’s something fascinating about this woman—beyond her incredible aim.

34 responses to “PW2020 Adult #16: TWEET HEART (Contemporary Rom Com, #OwnVoices – Sephardic Judaism)”

  1. Tara Gilbert says:

    Love your voice and the pitch! I’d love to see the full MS! Please use this link to send in the materials. QueryManager.com/TaraGilbert/PitchEvent

  2. Jill Marr says:

    Hello Jade–I’m technically closed to queries at the moment but couldn’t resist coming here to check out the action. And this looks right up my alley.
    Please send the first 50 pages in Word to jill@dijkstraagency.com, along with your query letter. It helps if you include “Pitch Wars” in the subject line.
    I look forward to reading!
    Jill

  3. Amanda Orozco says:

    Hi Jade,

    I love this pitch!! I’d love to read more.

    Please send the query and full ms to amanda@transatlanticagency.com with “Pitch Wars” in the subject line. You can read more about me and Transatlantic Agency at: https://www.transatlanticagency.com/about-us/agents/amanda-orozco/. (Please only submit to one agent at Transatlantic at a time.)

    Feel free to reach out with any questions. Many thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Amanda Orozco

  4. Shannon Snow says:

    Jade,

    Your entry caught my eye. I would love for you to send me the first chapter, synopsis and a short bio in Word format to shannon@cmalit.com.

    Please put “PitchWars-Title” in the subject line so it will be certain to stand out in my inbox.

    If more than one agent requests materials from you from our agency (Creative Media Agency, Inc. or CMA), please feel free to pick one only, and if it’s not right for that agent, they will share it with the others.

    Thank you and good luck! Wishing you success!!

    Shannon
    Agent
    Creative Media Agency, Inc

  5. Andrea Cascardi says:

    Dear Jade,

    What a terrific opener! The voice has me smiling even at not quite 6AM without a first sip of coffee! I love the pitch and I’d absolutely love to read the full. I look forward to seeing it in my in-box! Andrea@transatlanticagency.com.

    Since several agents at Transatlantic Agency are participating in PitchWars, we would appreciate it if you would respond to your preferred agent first.

    Thanks for a great start to my day.
    Regards,
    Andrea Cascardi
    Senior Literary Agent
    Transatlantic Agency
    http://www.transatlanticagency.com

  6. Amy Giuffrida says:

    I am a sucker for a voicey rom-com, especially one with multiple POV. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the full manuscript, that way I can dive into your story and not come up for air until I’m finished reading! Please submit your query, synopsis, and full manuscript here: QueryManager.com/AmyGiuffrida/PitchWars

  7. Jessica Alvarez says:

    Oooh, this sounds delightful! Please upload your manuscript, synopsis, and query at this link: http://www.QueryManager.com/JessicaAlvarez/PitchWars. I’d love to give this a read.
    Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary

  8. Melissa Edwards says:

    Hi Jade,

    I’d love to take a look! Please email the full to medwards @ stonesong . com with PitchWars and the title in the subject line.

    Thank you!

    All best,
    Melissa

  9. Samantha Wekstein says:

    Hi Jade, this sounds great! I’d love to see the first 50 pages. If you’re interested, then please email them to samantha@thompsonliterary.com.

  10. Devon Halliday says:

    Can’t resist a social media romance. I’d be delighted to read this! You can send the query and full manuscript to querydevon@transatlanticagency.com with PitchWars in the subject line. If you get multiple requests from Transatlantic agents, please submit to us one at a time.

  11. Jill Marsal says:

    Please send me the first 50 pages and list “pitch wars” in the subject line.

    Best,
    Jill

  12. Hello Jade, I love this premise and the wry tone. I’d love to read the full manuscript. Please use this link to upload your pages: QueryManager.com/1353/PW2021
    Thanks,
    Joanna

  13. Ashley Blake says:

    Hi Jade! I absolutely adore this voice–so distinctive!–and I would love to read more. This sounds like a lot of fun. If you’d like to query me, please include your query letter and upload your full manuscript to the link below. If you decide to query more than one agent at Rees, that’s totally fine, just let us know you did so in the query. Thanks and congrats on Pitch Wars and all your hard work!

    QueryManager.com/AshleyBlake/PitchWars

  14. Tamar Rydzinski says:

    Hi Jade,

    I would love to read your manuscript! Please send the whole thing to querytamar@contextlit.com and be sure to include “Pitch Wars Request” in the subject line.

    Thanks,
    Tamar

  15. Samantha Fabien says:

    Hi Jade,

    Congratulations on completing Pitch Wars! You must be thrilled!

    I have to say, you had me at “Lean Cuisines and Lexapro” LOL. I’m dying to continue reading! I’d love to request the full manuscript.

    If you’d like to share it, please send the query in the body of an email, with the full manuscript and synopsis attached as a Word doc.

    The subject of the email should be Pitch Wars Request: TWEET HEART for Root Literary” sent to submissions@rootliterary.com

    Although not all of Root Literary is participating in Pitch Wars, please feel free to query whoever feels like the best fit! We’re happy to coordinate internally.

    All the best,
    Samantha

  16. Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs says:

    Hello! I’d love to see this. Please submit your query, synopsis if you have one, and the first 50 pages to jessica@dhliterary.com and include “Pitchwars” in the subject line. Looking forward to reading!

  17. Jenny Bent says:

    Hi I love the voice here! Can you please send the full to me at pitchwars@thebentagency.com, and put “pitchwars” in the subject line. It’s perfectly fine to send to multiple agents at TBA if you get those requests, just please do let us know who else you are sending to so we can coordinate on responses.
    Thanks!
    Jenny

  18. I’d be happy to receive a synopsis and the first three chapters as a Word document attached to an email: rosenberglitsubmit@icloud.com

  19. Rebecca Podos says:

    Sephardic rep in romance, hooray!!! This sounds fantastic. I would really love to see the full manuscript at rebecca@reesagency.com!

  20. Elizabeth Copps says:

    Dear Jade,

    I would love to read the first 50 pages of TWEET HEART! To submit to me through Copps Literary Services, please use Query Manager and note “Pitch Wars Request” in the subject line: QueryManager.com/QueryManager_ElizabethCopps/PitchWars 

    If you receive multiple requests from the agency, please refer to our Teams page to choose which agent feels like the best fit for you and your work: https://www.coppsliterary.com/our-team.

    Warmly,
    Elizabeth

  21. Jennifer Weis says:

    I would love to see some more material – 4 or 5 chapters please?
    All best,
    Jennifer Weis
    jenniferweis@rossyoon.com

  22. Maggie Cooper says:

    Hi, Jade! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with Lucy and Flether’s story. I would love for you to send the full manuscript—you can email me at mcooper@aevitascreative.com and mention Pitch Wars in the subject line.

    Very best,
    Maggie

  23. Jennifer Unter says:

    Hi Jade,
    We’d love to take a look! Please forward the opening 50 pages, as a Word attachment, along with your query pasted in the body of an email to jen.nadol@theunteragency.com.
    Thanks!

  24. Julie Gwinn says:

    I would love to see a query and first 3 chapters sent to me at julie.gwinn@yahoo.com.
    Thanks!

  25. Hi, Jade,

    Such a fantastic title, and your voice is amazing!!! Can you send me the full and a synopsis (2-4 pages)? Please use Times New Roman, size 12, black, double-spaced text, 1” margins all around, and ½” paragraph indents. Please go here: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteNovak/Pitch_Wars_2020_Requested_Only to submit to me. Attach the manuscript and synopsis as two separate Word documents (docx). Thanks.

    If more than one agent from The Seymour Agency likes your entry, please send requested material to the agent you feel will be the best fit. #OneAgentAtATime

    Looking forward to reading more.

    Best,

    Lynnette

  26. Jennifer Herrington says:

    Hi Jade,

    You have a great pitch! I am intrigued. I would love to see more.

    I hope you’ll consider submitting to me. You can send query, synopsis, and the first three chapters to QueryManager.com/JenniferHerrington/PitchWars2021

    Thanks! I hope to see your submission!

    Jenn

  27. Alyssa Eisner Henkin says:

    I would love to see the full manuscript at ahenkin@birchpathliterary.com as a pdf or word doc.

    Thanks,
    Alyssa

  28. Haley Casey says:

    Dear Jade,

    This description of your work immediately had me hooked. I would love to read more!

    Would you please send your full manuscript, a synopsis of the project, and a short bio about what you do and any of your previous publications to Haley@CMALit.com? Each should be a separate attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format. To ensure your email doesn’t get lost in the shuffle, please include “Pitch Wars” in your subject line.

    The two other agents at Creative Media Agency, Paige Wheeler and Shannon Snow, are participating in Pitch Wars with me. Should one of them also request your manuscript, we would appreciate it if you would choose the agent you’d most prefer to work with and only send them the requested materials. Should they pass on the project for any reason, and you find yourself still seeking an agent, then you are of course free to resubmit to another member of CMA.

    Thank you for taking the time to send me more of what you’ve written!

    Sincerely,
    Haley Casey

  29. Katelyn Detweiler says:

    Jade, this is such a great pitch and excerpt, and I’d love to read more! Could you please send the query and full manuscript to me at katelyn@jillgrinbergliterary.com with “Pitch Wars” in the subject line? (Please note, if multiple agents from Jill Grinberg Literary Management request your ms, we ask that you only share with one.) Thank you! 

  30. Hi, Jade. The voice here! I adore it (I also very recently finished SPOILER ALERT and loved it), and I’m very interested in reading more. If you’re interested in submitting, please visit my QueryManager page at QueryManager.com/SavannahBrooks and be sure to put that this was a Pitch Wars request somewhere in the query. Thanks!

  31. Hannah Schofield says:

    Hi Jade,

    Your voice is brilliant, and your pitch is so fun – I’d love to read this! If you’d like to submit to me please send me a query letter, the full manuscript, and a synopsis to hannahsubmissions@lbabooks.com, including ‘Pitch Wars’ in the subject line. Thank you!

    All the best,
    Hannah

  32. Rebecca Eskildsen says:

    Hi! I would love to see this story in my inbox. If you would like to submit your manuscript to me, please send a query letter and the first 50 pages to reskildsen@writershouse.com. Please include “Pitch Wars” and your title in the subject line, and please only submit to one agent at Writers House at a time. Thank you!

  33. Suzie Townsend says:

    This sounds so great. I love the voice! I’d love to see more! Please send the word doc (with the query pasted into the first page) to suzie(at)newleafliterary(dot)com.

  34. Cindy Uh says:

    Jade,
    Please send the first 100 pages as an attachment to cindy.uh@caa.com with “Pitch Wars” in the subject line. If you are submitting to more than one agent at CAA, if you could just make note of it, that would be great.
    Looking forward to reading!
    Warmly,
    Cindy Uh