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PW 2020 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.

PW2020 Adult #41: TALL COTTON (#OwnVoices #Mystery/ Thriller)

In 1970s Jim Crow-era Mississippi, a young Black boy with an abusive father and a defiant Black lawyer find themselves entangled in the murder of a wealthy white plantation owner. The duo must seek the truth in the face of the white supremacist retribution it unleashes. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD meets THE HATE U GIVE.

PW2020 Adult #42: NETHERFIELD MUST GO! (#OwnVoices rom-com)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE X BLACK-ISH. Liza B—the only DJ who gives a jam—wants to take her neighborhood back from the soulless property developer dropping unaffordable condos on every corner in her hood. When Liza speaks truth to power, she learns just how wrong you can be about someone… And how right they can be for you.

PW2020 Adult #43: GROUND TRUTH (Dark Fantasy)

Audra Ryder is ready to start her own life now that her ballet prodigy little sister Leah has aged out of her custody.

However, after Leah suffers a career-ending injury, Audra must put her own plans on hold—again—to help her recover.

While struggling to care for her injured sister, Audra learns the real reason Leah dances ballet: it has been the only thing suppressing a curse that transforms Ryder women into tornadoes.

If Audra can’t figure out a way to sever the link between the Ryders and the stormy skies of Tornado Alley, Leah—and perhaps Audra herself—will be literally lost in the clouds forever.

PW2020 Adult #44: THE BOY WHO WAS YOU (Domestic thriller)

The Couple Next Door meets The Chain in this domestic thriller where the truth is more dangerous than the lie.

To cover up the death of your son, you take someone else’s child and raise him as your own. At least, that’s Maddie’s husband’s solution. It’s best for everyone, he says, including the boy. But the truth of the child’s identity is a secret that will upend both families’ lives.

PW2020 Adult #45: THE FERRYWOMAN OF SOULS (Contemporary Fantasy / Paranormal Romance #OwnVoices)

When Grim Reaper Daria saves the life of her forbidden soulmate, she unleashes a rogue Darkness hell-bent on gaining heavenly powers and becoming a god on earth. She’ll need the protection of her band of reapers to prevent a descent into madness, rescue the love of her life, and save the souls of her city.

PW2020 Adult #46: DOWNFALL (Sci-Fi #OwnVoices)

Branded a traitor-to-be, Black weapon engineer Azeya works tirelessly to prove she’s a model airship citizen after her terrorist mother’s execution. But when Azeya and her friends are accused of murder by military mech, Azeya must work with a suspected terrorist to clear their names, or risk sharing her mother’s fate.