Thursday, March 29, 2018

10TH BIRTHDAY BLOGPITCH #12: YA Fantasy

TITLE: The Death of Flowers
GENRE: YA Dark Fantasy

Revolutions and deposed royalty mean nothing to Toma, a seventeen-year-old orphan who is more concerned with hunting, farming, and sewing her adoptive family's severed limbs back onto their decaying bodies. That is, until she saves a dethroned tsar from a crashed airship and is dragged into a civil war between magic-endowed tsarists and the superstitious proletariat.

SHADOW AND BONE meets GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, in a world filled with creatures from Slavic mythology, Russian fairytales, and Yiddish folklore.

14 comments:

  1. Wow. Your pitch is awesome. This sounds so incredible and
    I would love to read more. Great job. Good luck.

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  2. I'd love to see the first 50 pages of this.

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  3. There is SO much about this pitch that has me wanting to know more! Excellent!

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  4. Ammi-Joan PaquetteMarch 29, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    I love the sound of this! Please send your query & first 3 chapters my way to consider :)

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    1. Congratulations! Please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for Joan's address.

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  5. I'd love to see a synopsis and the first 50 pages.

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  6. This is a great pitch. I've been trying to tell everyone something to improve, but I can't see anything. Well done!

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  7. Hello,
    Can you please send me your query and the first 100 pages to my email below?
    Thanks!
    Carrie Hannigan
    HSG Agency
    channigan@hsgagency.com

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  8. Hooked! No critiques, just want to read more. :)

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  9. I would prefer to see more agency in your pitch (especially when dealing with a female protagonist). Your character is literally dragged into a plot. She should choose to enter the challenge with the aim of achieving the goal.

    Good luck!
    Holly

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  10. Please send query and first 10 pages to Info@thebentagency.com. Thanks!
    Jenny Bent
    The Bent Agency

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  11. Wow, I'd love to read more! Please email your query + 3 chapters + synopsis to lauren@triadaus.com, and include "Birthday Blog Pitch" in the subj line. I look forward to reading!

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  12. This sounds amazing! I would definitely read on. Good luck and well done.

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  13. This is a phenomenal premise and I definitely want to read more, but I'm curious as to what the stakes are for Toma personally? But wow! What a world you've built here - it seems so fleshed out!

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