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YA #7: MONSTER RIOT! (Paranormal)
Kate Meadows
Mentored by:
Sheena Boekweg
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2018 Entries
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In a secluded town full of monsters and family expectations, Olive, a plus-sized reanimated corpse, must bring back her dead father to gain body autonomy. But when she tricks her witch BFF and the new ghost girl into a forbidden road-trip to find answers, she learns if she wants free will, she’ll have to stand on her own mismatched two feet.



The weight of the morning settled on Olive’s shoulders as she tugged on a too-snug t-shirt, immediately peeling it off to toss onto a pile of clothes. First day back at school in her new body, six months since her latest surgery, she had nothing to wear. She rummaged through her closet for something big enough, something that said this was the body of a mature young woman.

Something to finally get Ethan Sherwood’s attention.

Olive tried on a dress that always fell unflatteringly on her old straight frame, hoping her new curves would fill it out. But the yellow brought out an almost sickly green in her skin and she quickly discarded it. It was bad enough to be pale and patchwork, she didn’t need to make it more obvious parts of her used to be dead.

Her hunt stopped at her father’s maroon flannel shirt. She paused, her fingers brushing the worn hem of the sleeve. Isaac should be here singing his silly first-day songs down the hallway. Isaac should be here giving advice on what to wear, combing her hair back, giving her the biggest hugs. Olive gathered the fabric to her face to catch her breath, pushing away that sinking, swelling, drowning feeling. No, she had a mission now. She wasn’t sure how, but she knew she had to bring back Isaac from the grave, one way or another.

8 responses to “YA #7: MONSTER RIOT! (Paranormal)”

  1. 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!

  2. Kaitlyn Johnson says:

    Hi Kate,

    This voice and concept is so great. I’d love to see the full manuscript! Please submit your query, synopsis, and novel to http://QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson/Contests. Looking forward to the read!

    Kaitlyn Johnson
    Corvisiero Literary Agency

  3. Natascha Morris says:

    Hello Kate,

    I love the voice here. Count me in! If you’re interested, please upload your full manuscript to QueryMe.online/1067/PitchWars2019. I can’t wait to read more!

    Thank you!

    Natascha Morris
    BookEnds Literary

  4. Alexandra Weiss says:

    Hi Kate! The world and characters you’ve created sounds incredible! I’d love to read more. Please send a query letter and attach the first 100 pages as a Word doc with “Pitch Wars” in the subject line to alexweiss.jdlit@gmail.com.

    If more than one JDLA agent requests this, please feel free to submit to the best fit. Thank you!

  5. Sarah LaPolla says:

    Well this sounds wild! I’d love to take a closer look at this. Please send the full pitch in the body of an email to sarah@bradfordlit.com and attach the 1st 50 pages. Use the subject line “Pitch Wars: [Title].” Thank you!!


  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. Melissa Nasson says:

    I’d love to read 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

  8. Laura Bradford says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I am so here for this one! I love a road trip caper and this one sounds like so much fun! I love your plus-sized heroine so far and can’t wait to see where you take the story. Please send me the full ms + synopsis at laura@bradfordlit.com and put Pitch Wars in the subject line. Looking forward to reading more!