Get Your #PitchOn Submission Window 1


This is the first submission window for GET YOUR PITCH ON with Commissioning and Managing Editor of Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado.

Marisa is looking for YA in any genre and is accepting submissions from any where in the world. It’s your chance to skip the slush pile and put your pitch right under the nose of a fantastic editor. There’s even better news – there is no limit on how many requests Marisa will make from the contest. Marisa will contact writers directly if she wants to see more and we will aim to have a summary post as well once Marisa has been through all the entries.

Only 100 entries will be taken via comments.  Any after the 100 entries will be deleted.

Here’s the rules:

  • Your manuscript must be complete, polished and ready to query – this means no first drafts or almost finished manuscripts.
  • It must be YA.
  • Your entry detail needs to include a 50 – 70 word pitch.
  • You can enter more than once if you have more than one complete, polished, ready to query manuscript.

Your contest details should be formatted like this:

Name: Sharon Johnston

Email: smjohnston [ @ ]

Country of residence: Australia


Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word-count: 58,000

Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Mishca Richardson is a sleeper soldier with a weak heart. She has no idea that a life saving heart transplant has accidentally triggered her programming. In the search for answers, she discovers the truth and that her creator, Wirth, has classified her remaining “sisters” from her experiment group as defective, scheduling them for termination. Mishca sets out to save them before they’re eliminated.

The second window will open up on YAtopia today:

New York: 8 am
London: 1pm
Brisbane: 10pm
Sydney: 11pm

I’m so excited to bring this competition. So now it’s time for you to Get Your Pitch On!
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