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YA #29: UNSEELIE (Fantasy)
Mentee:
Stacie Turner
Mentored by:
Erica Waters
Book Title:
UNSEELIE
Category:
Young Adult
Genre:
Fantasy
Word Count:
90,000

Pitch:

On the night Camilla became a vampire, she accidentally killed the queen of Fairy and won her crown. Now she must navigate the treacherous Unseelie Court while figuring out who set the old queen up to die before they strike again, this time at her. CRUEL PRINCE meets HAZEL WOOD.

 

Excerpt:

Camilla stood at the edge of Fairy and watched the old house. In the mortal world, the Victorian sat in the dark, its paint peeling in silence. It had been beautiful once. She could still see balance and grace in the sagging bones. A rose struggling to climb a trellis hinted someone had loved the place in the past, loved it enough to garden. Not now. Now it was an abandoned wreck no one wanted.

Well, no one human.

Take a half-step to the left of reality and Unseelie was throwing a party. Light spilled from broken windows, creatures best not considered ran in and out of the weeds, and music promised you everything if only you’d come a little closer. Camilla took a deep breath and rubbed her palms along the worn fabric of her jeans. She probably reeked of sweat already. Maybe she’d get lucky and the incense the court was burning would cover the smell.

She stepped away, back to the dull, regular world where she could pretend, for one more moment, she wasn’t going to do this. The house was quiet in the mortal realm. No party. No magic. A ‘For Sale’ sign hung on a post, proof that hope sprang eternal for at least one real estate agent. Very eternal. The sign’s colors had been faded by too many days in the sun.

Camilla remembered the sun.

“I don’t think you should go in.”

14 responses to “YA #29: UNSEELIE (Fantasy)”

  1. Lauren Spieller says:

    Congratulations on completing Pitch Wars! This sounds like a fascinating mashup–I’d love to see more. Please send your query in the body of an email, plus your full manuscript and a synopsis (attached). I look forward to reading!

    Lauren Spieller
    TriadaUS Literary Agency
    lauren@triadaus.com

  2. Melissa Edwards says:

    Hi! I’d love to take a look. Please email the ms. as a double-spaced .doc to medwards@stonesong.com. Thank you!

  3. Rena Rossner says:

    Hi there!

    I’d love to take a look at this full manuscript. Can you please send it attached as a word document to: rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

    Thanks! I can’t wait to read!

    Best,

    Rena Rossner
    The Deborah Harris Agency

  4. Karyn Fischer says:

    Hi Stacie,

    I found your premise very intriguing and I would love to read more! If you’re interested, would you mind sending me the first 25 pages? You can query me at http://www.QueryMe.online/1325/PitchWars. To find out more about me, feel free to visit http://www.bookstopliterary.com/info.html.

    Thanks and I hope to hear from you!

    Karyn Fischer
    BookStop Literary Agency

  5. Carrie Hannigan says:

    Hi Stacie!

    I really love what you have here. Will you please send me the full manuscript as a word doc attachment to channigan@hsgagency.com ?

    I can’t wait to keep reading.

    Best wishes,
    Carrie

  6. Ginger Clark says:

    Hi, I would love to see this. Please send the full manuscript as an attachment (a PDF, RTF, or Word Document is fine) to my email address which is gc@cbltd.com . Please include “Pitchwars 2019 Request” in the subject line. Thank you very much.

  7. Nora Long says:

    Hi Stacie,

    I’d love to take a look at your manuscript. Please send along the first fifty pages as an attachment (Word doc or PDF) to nlong@writershouse.com.
    Looking forward to reading!

    Best,

    Nora Long
    Writers House, LLC

  8. Jenny Bent says:

    I would love to see this one. Can you please send the full ms to me at info@thebentagency.com. Please put the query in the body of your email and #pitchwars in the subject line. Thanks!

  9. Devin Ross says:

    Hi Stacie- I’d love to read the full manuscript. Please send it to dross@newleafliterary.com with “pitch wars request” in the subject line. Excited to read!

  10. Quressa Robinson says:

    Hi Stacie,

    I devoured THE CRUEL PRINCE and THE WICKED KING so I think this might be right up my alley. I’d love to see the full MS. Please query me at this link (QueryMe.online/QueryQuressa/PitchWars2019) and follow the directions. If more than one NLA agent requests work from you it is okay to query more than one of us, just give us a heads-up. Good luck!

    Quressa

  11. Kristin Nelson says:

    This one sounds dark and twisty. I’d love to take a look. Just submit via my special link on Query manager. QueryMe.online/1350/PitchWars2019
    Kristin

  12. Christa Heschke says:

    I liked the writing here and am definitely curious to see where this goes. Please send the query, synopsis and first 100 to chquery [at] mcintoshandotis [dot] com with Pitch Wars request in the subject line. –Christa Heschke, McIntosh & Otis

  13. Kari Sutherland says:

    Intriguing! I’d love to read more. Can you please send me the first 50 pages as an attachment and use “Requested PitchWars” in the subject line? Thank you!! Kari – kari@bradfordlit.com

  14. Melissa Nasson says:

    I’d like to see more of this! Please send the first 50 pages as a Word doc or PDF attachment to melissa@rpcontent.com with “Pitch Wars” in the subject line. Thank you!


    Melissa Nasson, Esq.
    Associate Agent
    Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC
    https://www.rpcontent.com