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#PitchWars – BIO

Hi Everyone!!!

Well, the day is here. It’s Bio Posting day!! Make sure to check out all my fellow mentors’ posts. They are ALL excellent, and honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of them ;o) I’m SO excited for the chance to be a mentor!!
So. Why should you submit to me?
I love anything that has to do with words. If I’m not watching The Vampire Diaries, you can usually find me writing young adult novels or editing, or saying I’m writing or editing, on twitter. My publishing career began with an internship with lovely, fantabulously awesome agent, Louise Fury, from L. Perkins Agency, who taught me how to communicate more clearly, how to have a critical eye toward a manuscript, and a ton of other things I use in my own writing. I have recently received a position as an Associate Editor for the stupendiously awesome Entangled Publishing. I’m also represented by the awesome Judith Engracia of Liza Dawson Associates. Jude knows her stuff, and I get better at writing and editing every time I look at her notes ;o) I have a B.S. in Journalism and have professional experience writing and editing for non-profit organizations.  I have also had some excellent critique partners who have helped shape my editing career.
I will be tough. But you’ll thank me for it. I’ll let you know if something feels unauthentic and your voice is off. I’ll find those pesky plot holes you think aren’t there. I’ll help you get your MS where you want it to be ;o) We will do all this together as a team!
What I’m looking for…
YA/NA are my categories for this contest!
I love to read anything dark, gritty, abnormal, and quirky–the more emotion, the better.
I’m a huge fan of YA/NA contemporary romance.

I’m a fast reader, but need to be pulled into the story quickly or you could lose me. I’m not one for high fantasy, or anything with a lot of world building, but I do like books with fantasy/paranormal elements. I also have a fondness for light sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, cyberpunk, hate/hate relationships that turn into love/love. I LOVE tension. I love to laugh. If you can pair comedy with something dark and keep it authentic to the characters; you’ve hooked me.

The DEETS.

Submissions start today (11/26) ! The cut off time to get your applications (query & first five pages of manuscript) in is 8AM EST on December 5.

Send your applications to brendadrakecontests@gmail.com. Writers can apply for up to 3 coaches. The coaches’ categories are set. Coaches can only consider the categories they’ve signed up for. Writers cannot apply for a coach that is not in their category.
For additional information about this contest go HERE (link to your post announcing the contest)
·        This is open to finished manuscripts only.
·         You may only enter one manuscript.
·         Only the genres requested by each coach will be considered for the contest.
 Formatting…
Subject line: Pitch Wars Application: Coach Name you want to apply for: Title (Example: Pitch Wars Application: Brenda Drake: GONE WITH THE WIND)
Name: Your Name
Genre: The genre of your manuscript
Word Count: The word count of your manuscript
Query letter here  (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentions. A space between each paragraph.
First five pages of the manuscript here (embedded in email). Single spaced. No indentions. A space between each paragraph.
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REMINDER: You can send an application for up to 3 coaches.
Check back soon for a complete list of the amazing agents participating in the contest. There’s over a dozen!


Today all the coaches are posting bios/wish lists on their blogs. So before choosing your top 3 picks, check all the coaches’ posts in your category before deciding which coach to submit. To jump from blog to blog, just click on our pictures below. 

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2 Responses to “#PitchWars – BIO”

  1. Deirdre says:

    Thud. That Ryan Gosling. Every time…Looking forward to pitching!
    Cheers!

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