pg70pit Alumni Success Stories

Did you write a winning pg70pit entry? Have any good news to share, related or unrelated to your pg70pit manuscript? Email me: querylara (at gmail).

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Book Deals

Amanda McCrinaAs the Sun Burns the Ground—is now represented by Lane Heymont at the Seymour Agency. Her book Blood Road will be out for publication in Fall 2017.

Kristin SmithYou’re a Sky Full of Stars—has a book deal with Clean Teen Publishing for another, YA novel, Catalyst, which will be released November 2016.

Catalyst by pg70pit alum Kristin Smith

Cool Blue Reason Empties on the PageAften Brook Szymanski‘s YA psychological thriller is coming out in July with BookFish Books.

Killer Potential by pg70pit alum Aften Brook Szymanski


Katy PoolI’m the Best Mistake You’ll Ever Make—is now represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM Partners.

Rachel Moser-HardyThe Flowers Sleeping in her Hands—is now represented by Jaida Temperly at New Leaf Literary.

Rachel RichardsonI Know a Cat Named Easter—is now represented by Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Lit.

Heather BrewerToday Never Happened Before—is now represented by Rebecca Angus of Golden Wheat Literary.

Sheena BoekwegLike Real People Do—is now represented by Jessica Sinsheimer from Sarah Jane Freymann Literary.

Wendy ParrisMore than Just a Dream—was a 2015 PitchWars finalist and is now represented by Mary Gaule at Mary Evans, Inc.


Hilary HarwellLiving Life By The Drop—was a 2015 PitchWars finalist and a 2016 MG/YA Pikes Peak Zebulon Contest Winner.

G. KaupDream Weaver I Believe—was a 2015 PitchWars finalist.

Kyrie McCauleyLove is a Battlefield—was chosen for Pitch to Publication.