And the winner (since we all know you won't read the rest until I announce it lol) is...
Chantee Hale's HEAT!! Congratulations Chantee!! :)
Chantee please email the full manuscript to writerlyrejects (at) gmail (dot) com.
The Winner's Pitch:
Name: Chanteé Hale
Genre: Young Adult
Now, for those who participated. Claire did have a few things to say so don't lose heart!
"I have to say it’s a strong selection. It’s a hard thing to do, boiling down your 70-odd thousand words into just a few, and the ones I read were impressively concise and effective."
"But I read a lot of queries that unfortunately just set up a challenge for the protagonist but don’t sketch in the ‘how’ and ‘what’ that follows. It’s important for an agent to know more about how your protagonist is going to tackle the central issues."
Here's her reasoning for choosing Chantee's pitch:
"I liked Chantee's synopsis in part because there is the promise here of a personal drama, but also of a wider human drama surrounding it: it can make for a really effective and satisfying story when you have both these elements operating at once; a macro and a micro storyline coinciding as each hits ‘crunch time’."
Thanks again to all those who have participated! You guys have been wonderful :) And keep following we're always up to something around here.
~The Writerly Rejects Team