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PW 2021 Middle Grade 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.

PW2021 MG #11: BURIED (Horror)

CORALINE x HIDE AND SEEKER. Leo’s Rule of Survival is to bury everything: his anger, his fear, even his alcoholic father’s car keys. But when shadows pull his family into an underground labyrinth, Leo realizes his "rules" created actual monsters. Now Leo must dig up the truth about everything he's hidden, including from himself, or his family will stay buried forever.

PW2021 MG #12: THE LIBRARY OF MONSTERS (Portuguese Fantasy Heist)

When the powerful Biblioteca de Monstros threatens her family’s struggling charm shop, twelve-year-old Rosa’s only option is joining a thief crew as a magical safecracker to steal from the Biblioteca itself. One problem: she’s not who the crew thinks she is. Rosa must learn to trust her magical abilities and her crew or risk losing her home, her livelihood, and her grandmother if their epic heist fails. 


PW2021 MG #13: BEA MULLINS TAKES A SHOT (LGBTQ Contemporary #OwnVoices)

12-yo Bea thought the hardest part of girls’ hockey was falling down. Turns out that’s nothing compared to falling for her teammate. When a lack of funding threatens the team’s future, she’ll have to face her insecurities to keep her friends—and her crush—on the ice. SIDETRACKED x ALMOST FLYING

PW2021 MG #14: GEORGE THE MEATBALL WILL NOT BE EATEN (Contemporary Fantasy)

REX DEXTER meets Gary Schmidt. George the meatball thinks he can escape digestion by fleeing the kitchen table, but in a world of pets, vacuums, rodents, corvidae, and existential crises, there are lots of things that can eat a meatball...

PW2021 MG #15: POPCORN AND PROMISES (Contemporary)

Ari can’t wait to finish seventh grade and get to Jewish summer camp—the one place where she doesn’t feel different. But when her BFF crashes her camp—and upstages her—Ari must overcome jealousy or risk losing her friend and the chance to find her voice.