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PW 2019 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.

PW2019 Adult #11: ILYA’S GAMBIT (Fantasy Romance)

Espionage and seduction—not skills Ilya honed to lead her people, but ones she'll need to free them. Held hostage by the emperor’s captain, Lucien, Ilya employs her wits and wiles to source information for a growing rebel movement. But Lucien isn’t the monster his fearsome helm depicts, and as Ilya unearths the truth about his beloved father-figure, the emperor, Lucien struggles with a reality more terrifying than the magical illusions he weaves. Each will have to determine where their hearts and loyalties lie—if the emperor doesn’t kill them first. A PROMISE OF FIRE meets THE BRIDGE KINGDOM.

PW2019 Adult #12: HOW TO BURY THE LIVING (Literary LGBTQ #OwnVoices)

Memories of his dead family haunt grieving archaeology student Jasper, whose only solace lies in unearthing the burials and artefacts of prehistoric Britain. When a charming yet emotionally unpredictable Irishman tries seducing him back to the present, it will take all of Jasper's heart to finally bury his dead and start curating a new, chosen family.

PW2019 Adult #13: EDGE OF A SAVAGE LAND (Historical Fiction)

Italy. 1392. Béa, daughter of a volatile feudal lord, seeks stability after her fiancé’s death, but her father’s erratic behavior destroys her marriage prospects and poisons family relationships. As a dormant vendetta awakens, Béa must find a path to peace in her patriarchal world or risk losing her beloved brothers and her future.

PW2019 Adult #14: THE LIGHT OF ETERNAL SPRING (#OwnVoices Magic Realism)

When NYC photographer Amy Wu learns her mother has died, grief blurs her sight and her photos. She travels to her childhood home in Manchuria and seeks her mother through memories, stories, and photos. The artistic ambition that tore Amy from her family may be the only thing that can reconcile them and allow Amy to see clearly. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune meets My Name is Lucy Barton.

PW2019 Adult #15: GODFORSAKEN (Historical Fantasy)

The gods have forsaken Queen Kaikeyi, so she turns instead to magic, using the secret threads of the Binding Plane to empower the women of her kingdom. But the gods always punish defiance, and in their wrath they force Kaikeyi to choose between her principles and her beloved son, Rama.


PW2019 Adult #16: LOVE AND LIKES (Women’s Fiction Romantic Comedy)


Social media influencer Evie Stanton lives her whole (staged and edited) life for the world to see 24/7. But when she meets Oliver James—a super sexy celeb who likes to keep his private life private—she has to decide what’s more important to the REAL Evie: likes online or love IRL.

PW2019 Adult #17: BITTERSWEET AND STRANGE (Adult Fantasy)

Occult zoologist Nigel’s whirlwind romance with witch Celeste is cut short when, during their investigation of the ritualistic killings of mystical creatures, Celeste is taken by a beast.  Armed only with the knowledge that Celeste has been cursed, Nigel must piece together clues of the ritual that left him heartbroken or risk losing his new daughter to the magic as well.

PW2019 Adult #18: THE SLEEPLESS (Speculative Sci-Fi Mystery – Queer Filipino #OwnVoices)

A mysterious outbreak robs certain people of their ability to sleep, creating a new class that is feared and ostracized—but also able to capitalize on the extra hours to earn more money. Jamie Vega, a reporter by day and hobby collector by night, discovers a new obsession when his boss commits suicide. He wants to know why. And in the process he uncovers a startling truth about what it means to be Sleepless.

PW2019 Adult #19: BURN IT DOWN (Historical Thriller)

A feminist COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO based on a true story…

France, 1343.

The king killed her husband.

The duke betrayed her.

Neither knew they were creating their worst nightmare.

Now 43-year-old Jeanne de Clisson—France’s most notorious female pirate—will stop at nothing to destroy them both.

PW2019 Adult #20: TWO HOUSES (Romantic Comedy #OwnVoices)

Priya would do anything for her family's Indian art auction house -- even attend a posh house party with rival auctioneer (and childhood enemy) Gavin. Competing with the annoyingly perfect man is one thing, but kissing him complicates matters, especially since she needs that sale to get her father’s respect, and the promotion she deserves.