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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 #26: ONE LUCKY SUMMER (LGBTQ Rom-Com)
Lisa Allen
Mentored by:
Farah Heron and Namrata Patel
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Dr. Lucas Monroe needs money for his sister’s medical care, so when Nicolas Park, a washed-up boybander on the verge of a comeback, ends up in his ER, he agrees to join the grumpy workaholic’s team as his tour doctor. Amid the chaos of a multi-city stadium tour, Nicolas and Lucas find refuge in late night dinners. But when the world assumes their emerging friendship is more, they must choose between following their dreams, or chasing a new one, together.  



The rhythmic bass thumping from the stadium’s speakers formed a backbone to Nicholas Park’s crisp footwork. He performed the dance with precision, music and muscle merging until the song’s catchy lyrics about the perfect man captivated the audience. Cheers reverberated from the rafters down to center stage. Rattling the bones in his ribcage. He slowed to wink at the camera, carefully hiding any fatigue.  

His smile couldn’t falter now. Tonight’s tour opener in Houston was paramount. Sure, the new single was a bona fide hit. The album was selling well too. But accolades wouldn’t last unless he killed this performance. Killed the whole damn tour. On the internet, where reputations were made, tonight was more than a concert. It could be the start of Nicholas Park: pop music’s summer It Boy.  

If everything went perfectly.  

He struck the final pose, fingers splayed across his face, his other hand gripping his shoulder. Cannons shot confetti and smoke into the air, a flashy rainbow-colored snowfall to end tonight’s extravaganza. But as he bowed, the entire world suddenly dipped beneath his feet. With each shaky footstep, his flawless performance stumbled out of reach. Steadying himself, he scrambled to say goodnight with a wobbly, two-handed wave. Then blew several kisses to fans in the cheap seats.  

Smiling, smiling, smiling.  

Grateful, boyish smiles.  

As rehearsed.  

6 responses to “PW2021 Adult #26: ONE LUCKY SUMMER (LGBTQ Rom-Com)”

  1. Maggie Cooper says:

    Did someone say former boy band member?! Grumpy workaholic? Queer rom com? Yes, please!! I would love it if you would send me your query and manuscript via email to mcooper@aevitascreative.com—I am ready to read this right now!

  2. Danielle Egan-Miller says:

    I would love to take a look at this! Please send your query with PITCH WARS in the subject line and a synopsis + the full manuscript attached to mail@browneandmiller.com – I and my team will confirm receipt and dive right in!

  3. Jennifer Herrington says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Wow! This sounds fabulous! I would love to see more if you were comfortable sharing. Please submit your query, synopsis, and the full manuscript to: QueryManager.com/JenniferHerrington/PitchWars2022.

    I hope to see your submission!

    Jennifer Herrington
    Associate Agent
    Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

  4. Carlisle Webber says:

    I’d like to see this manuscript! Please submit it along with a query letter here: QueryManager.com/Carlisle/PitchWars2022.

    If more than one agent from Fuse Literary requests your work, please choose one of us to submit to.

    Good luck, and I look forward to reading your work.

  5. Dani Segelbaum says:

    I would love to read! Please send your query and first 50 pages to dani@carolmannagency.com.

  6. Alyssa Reuben says:

    I’d like to read this! Please send your query + full MS via email to Areuben@wmeagency.com. Please include “Pitch Wars” in the subject line. Also, if anyone else at WME has requested your material, please let me know!