3 S.R. Johannes: Winner(s) of Diana Fox Agent Pitch Contest!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Winner(s) of Diana Fox Agent Pitch Contest!

CONGRADS everyone - here's Diana with the winners!

This was a hard decision, because there were so many great pitches in this contest! Thanks so much to Shelli for hosting it, and to everyone who entered.


1st place: A. Lockwood, OLYMPUS GATE

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Pitch: A girl from a broken future travels back to ancient Rome to stop her sister's murder, confront the gods, and prevent the coming apocalypse.

Comments: Post-apocalyptic dystopias, time travel, AND ancient Rome and the gods? I'm hooked!

2nd place: Elizabeth Briggs, ALTERNATE

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Pitch: A teen hacker is drawn into a war between parallel universes when she meets an alternate version of herself from another dimension.

Comments: I love the concept, it's kind of like Hackers meets Fringe.

3rd place: S. Kyle Davis, BLACKBIRD

Genre: YA Fantasy Technothriller

Pitch: Spy chick bypasses a top-of-the line security system to steal an object before the sorcerers do in this "Mission:Impossible w/ magic" tale.

Comments: This just sounds FUN!

Winners, please email your full manuscripts to submissions@foxliterary.com and mention the pitch contest in your subject line.

Top ten honorable mentions:


Genre: YA Contemporary

Pitch: If Carissa's oppressive parents weren't paying her boyfriend to be her bodyguard, art school would have been her perfect escape.

‪Carmen Ferreiro Esteban, THE REVENGE OF THE WOLF KING

GENRE: YA Medieval Fantasy

PITCH: Princess Ines's love for her whipping boy is put to the test when the king accuses him of the queen's murder and sentences him to death.

‪Elizabeth, FLICKER

Genre: Sci-Fi YA

Pitch: A grl w/a bad ♥ learns shes being kept alive by an alien virus that gives her the pwr 2 bend reality &save the wrld from an insidious force


Genre: YA urban fantasy

Pitch: In a world where souls can be ripped free and harnessed as a weapon, a 17yo boy learns the hard way that standing out can be deadly.


Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Pitch: To control the creature threatening to take over her, 16-year-old Scar joins an underground fight club of witches, werewolves and vampires.

‪Lindsay Cummings, CHANGED

Genre:YA dystopian

Pitch: After an ecological disaster caused by environmentalists, a girl uses enhanced vision to find where the Disappeared go in a walled-in world.

‪Tracey Neithercott, ALIVE

Genre: YA sci-fi

Pitch: When she discovers Eli's healing ability, Alex plans to bring her sister back to life. She never expects 2 uncover lies about her childhood.

‪Emma Hollingberry, SKYBORNE

Genre: Literary YA Sci-Fi

Pitch: The emperor forces a hardcore racer onto his assassin team and then pits her against the people who deserted her as a child in an inter-galaxy war she'll refuse to fight.


Title: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Friendship

Genre: MG Contemporary

Pitch: When selling her appendix on e-bay doesn’t work, ten-year-old Annie seeks other ways to save her best friend’s house from foreclosure.


Genre: Urban Fantasy

Pitch: An unexpected inheritance, a snarky rapier with delusions of grandeur, and a tall stranger put Leah in the middle of an ancient war.

If you have an honorable mention, I would LOVE to see your query and sample pages!

Please email me at submissions@foxliterary.com and mention the pitch contest in your subject line.


Erinn said...

YAY Congrats to all the winners.

Janet Johnson said...

Congrats to the winners! And wow, I'm THRILLED to get an honorable mention. Thanks, Shelli, for hosting this!

Marquita Hockaday said...

Congrats winners! Go TN for getting an honorable mention :D

Unknown said...

Congrats to everyone else who won or got an honorable mention! Those are some awesome-sounding stories! Hackers meets Fringe indeed!

Oh, and of course, a huge thanks to Ms. Fox and Shelli!

(Ok, enough with the exclamation points, Kyle.)

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Wow thanks! Also congrats to everyone else. I know a bunch of the Honorable Mentions so I'm happy to see them listed. :D

Unknown said...

Elizabeth, if "Hackers meets Fringe" is accurate, I'd totally steal that if I were you.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Haha, will do. I was using Matrix meets Fringe but Hackers is awesome too.

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome pitches - congrats to the lucky winners :)

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Those pitches sound awesome :)

Tracey Neithercott said...

Wow, thank you so much for hosting this contest, Shelli. I'm so excited to get an honorable mention.

Congrats to the winners and the honorable mentions!

A. Lockwood said...

Oh wow! Thank you! And thanks, Shelli, for hosting the contest.

Fox Literary said...

@Elizabeth Yeah, The Matrix is much better known than Hackers, which is an awesome 90s cult film but was definitely not a huge hit, and might be a better comparison for the actual book... but I thought of Hackers because I love it plus it's YA since the characters are in high school.

Unknown said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!!! How exciting!! I wish everyone the best of luck!!

Thanks for the opportunity! This was a ton of fun!! I hope to one day try again!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to all of you. Your pitches were great.

Beth said...

Congrats to everyone, especially my critique partner Jen Duffey w/ Boyfriends, Bodyguards and Spies. YAY!!!!!

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban said...

Congratulations to the winners. You deserved to win.

I´m so thrilled with my honorable mention!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations to the winners and WTG to all the honorable mentions! Good luck with your query and sample pages. :-)

Brenda Drake said...

Congratulations to the winners! I seriously want to read a lot of them by just the pitch! Great job! :D