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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.
PW2021 Adult #46: GO FOR THE BODY (Speculative science fiction)
Ren Weston
Mentored by:
Rob Hart
Book Title:
Speculative science fiction
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The Ataraxia Corporation is renowned for its vision, philanthropy, and cutting-edge research. Lesser known activities include involuntary human experiments, like the one that accidentally gave Emery Harris superpowers. Emery’s unbreakable body may be corporate property, but she refuses to be buried alongside Ataraxia’s other secrets. Her best shot at freedom lies with a reclusive scientist, a devout hacker, and a disgraced journalist planning to expose the experiments—but the corporation will go to any lengths to keep the truth hidden. Emery’s always been a fighter, but it will take more than muscle to bring Ataraxia down.



Emery couldn’t stop staring at the hole in her wall.

Over the past two weeks, she’d come to know this bedroom in excruciating detail. The watermark on the ceiling, the chipped paint where the bedframe scraped the wall, the door that never fully closed. The hole, though—that was new. It wasn’t there ten minutes ago, when the last round of spasms shook Emery’s body until she blacked out.

Slowly, she unclenched her hand and traced the spiderweb of cracks in the cement. A small stream of blood trickled from her dust-covered knuckles. Emery shook her head, squeezing her eyes shut. A deep ache radiated through her bones.

She slid across the double bed, where she’d slept alone since coming home from the hospital, and opened the drawer in her bedside table. She sifted through old receipts and loose change until she found her pill bottle.


Emery opened her mouth to call for Tommy, only to snap it closed again. The doctor sent her home with months’ worth of painkillers; if he realized they were all gone, he would have questions. He would worry. He might even want to go back to the hospital, which Emery absolutely refused to do.

3 responses to “PW2021 Adult #46: GO FOR THE BODY (Speculative science fiction)”

  1. Josh Getzler says:

    Hi Ren–GO FOR THE BODY sounds right up my alley. I’d love to read more. Please send the pitch and full manuscript to me via email at josh@hgliterary.com. Looking forward to hearing from you! (And say hi to Rob for me!)

    All the best,
    Josh Getzler

    Twitter, Instagram: @JGetzler

  2. Quressa Robinson says:

    Dear Ren,

    Congrats on making it through the editing rounds with your mentor! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to check out everyone’s showcase samples. Based on what I’ve read so far, I’d love to see more. Please query me at this link (QueryManager.com/QueryQuressa/PW2022) and follow the directions. If more than one Folio Lit agent requests work from you it is okay to query more than one of us, just give us a heads-up. Good luck!



  3. Sarah N. Fisk says:

    Ooh, THIS is an opening page!! Please submit the query, synopsis and first three chapters here: https://querymanager.com/query/sarahnfisk/PitchWars

    If multiple agents at Tobias request your materials, please submit to the one you think would be the best fit.