Hello, there! If this is your first time doing Pitch Wars, you can find all the nitty-gritty details here. Also, you’re awesome, and you make good life decisions, and is that a new hat? It’s very fetching. If this isn’t your first time, then we both know exactly why you’re here. Because you’re determined. Because you eat rejection for breakfast. Because you have a story you want to share, and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality. Because maybe you feel you’ve done all you can for your manuscript, and you desperately need a fresh perspective. Whatever your reasons, I’mRead More →

Greetings! I’m Hayley, and I suspect you’re here to learn what I’m mentoring for Pitch Wars this year. Yes? Good. Well, come on in, make yourself comfortable… WHOA, NOT THAT COMFORTABLE Nahhh, I’m just kidding. You do you, potential mentee. You do you. Anyway… Welcome to Pitch Wars 2016! All jokes aside, I’m thrilled to be back again this year as a mentor! For a little history of my participation in the contest, I was an alternate mentee in 2014, and volunteered as a mentor in 2015. Both were wonderful, humbling experiences, and I hope to pass on both my editorial wisdom and industry knowledge to my future mentee. Could that person be you?Read More →

Hello, there! And… What’s that? OH SORRY WRONG SPEECH *ahem* Welcome… to Pitch Wars 2015! I’m thrilled to be participating as a mentor this year! My experience as an alternate mentee last year was transformative, and I’m excited to be paying it forward. If you’ve stumbled upon this page by mistake, check out Brenda Drake’s post for rules and info. For the rest of you, I know you’re all eager to know what I’ll be mentoring, so let’s get to it! I’m looking for Adult fiction with strong speculative elements, as well as non-speculative historical fiction. What the former translates to: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Historical fantasy, Contemporary fantasy, andRead More →