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#pg70pit is back for 70pit17!

In 2017, I’m hosting the third annual pg70pit, a totally unique type of contest and pitching opportunity for writers with complete, polished novels (Middle Grade, YA, or NA/Adult) in any genre except erotica.

(Can’t wait that long? Have a graphic novel or picture book? Enter Pitch to Publication on April 7th)

This summer, I’m changing things up a bit to make it more easier on me and on participating agents, while still offering the same fun opportunities for participating writers. Find out more after the jump.

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pg70pit Young Adult Winners

In the pg70pit contest, judges score entries based on the strength of their writing voice. These fourteen 70th pages from unpublished manuscripts got the highest scores in the young adult category.

The fourteen winners are divided equally between this blog and Kaleigh Walter’s blog. Agents may request queries, partials, or fulls in the comments.

On Kaleigh Walter’s Blog:

  1. Contemporary—Catch Me I’m Fallin’
  2. Contemporary—They’ll Stone You
  3. Fantasy—She blinded me with science
  4. Contemporary—Swing Low, Sweet Cherry
  5. Thriller—That this is not who I am
  6. Science Fiction—Find a light inside our universe now
  7. Science Fiction—Sing Softly, Above the Trees

Below:

  1. Fantasy—The Most Beautiful Ship in the Sea
  2. Contemporary—You sleep between East and West
  3. Romance—The Girl with the Mousy Hair
  4. Science Fiction—in all chaos there is calculation
  5. Fantasy—An Open Book with a Torn Out Page
  6. Science Fiction—The games you played, you’d always win
  7. Contemporary—She will be loved

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pg70pit Middle Grade Winners

In the pg70pit contest, judges score entries based on the strength of their writing voice. These fourteen 70th pages from unpublished manuscripts got the highest scores in the middle grade category.

The fourteen winners are divided equally between this blog and JD Burns’ blog. Agents may request queries, partials, or fulls in the comments.

On JD Burns’ Blog:

  1. Fantasy—Shine Bright like a Diamond
  2. Contemporary—I want to fly like an eagle
  3. Fantasy—She’s so good at being in trouble
  4. Fantasy—A Lionheart
  5. Science Fiction—Smiles returning to the faces
  6. Mystery—I’m still looking up
  7. Fantasy—Once there was an African Love Song

Below:

  1. Science Fiction—Look at that sky, life’s begun
  2. Mystery—Another One Bites the Dust
  3. Fantasy—We Will Walk Careless
  4. Contemporary—In an Octopus’ garden in the sea
  5. Fantasy—We’ve Got Magic to Do
  6. Fantasy—Are we Dancer?
  7. Contemporary—We say nothing more than we need

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pg70pit Adult Winners

In the pg70pit contest, judges score entries based on the strength of their writing voice. These fourteen 70th pages from unpublished manuscripts got the highest scores in the adult category.

The fourteen winners are divided equally between this blog and Lara Willard’s blog. Agents may request queries, partials, or fulls in the comments.

On Elizabeth Buege’s Blog:

  1. Historical—I Should’ve Worshipped Her Sooner
  2. Science Fiction—Coming at you like a dark horse
  3. Mystery—Trade Your Heroes for Ghosts
  4. Contemporary—The waking up is the hardest part
  5. Romance—Love isn’t all that it seems
  6. Thriller—The price of my love
  7. Fantasy—Take your life and make it right

Below:

  1. Fantasy—I do the best imitation of myself
  2. Contemporary—We’re not broken, just bent
  3. Fantasy—I am Music
  4. Thriller—The Music Is in My Blood
  5. Fantasy—Only then I am human
  6. Romance—Cool Wind in My Hair
  7. Romance—I know Right Where I Went Wrong

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