We’re hoping to get plenty of submissions when the 16th arrives, so for this I lined up a list of judges to help me sort the entries that will make it into the final round of the contest and be featured for agents to see.
Please rememer that the best way to support this contest and the people helping is to buy their books and/or book a manuscript edit with them. They’re all great people, and I’m highly supportive of their work. You can find out more about them below.
Debbie Oliveira is a Brazilian-American film editor, writer, and bookseller. She’s spent most of her life traveling the world, reading, writing, and drinking coffee. You can find her geeking about shows, arguing about representation, and tweeting at three in the morning @debbiekolive.
Nicole Tone has her BA in Literature and Creative Writing and is continuing her time at
Southern New Hampshire University by pursuing her MA in English and Creative Writing. Other than being a professional student, Nicole is a novelist, coff
ee snob, traveler, book reviewer, and freelance editor. You can follow her on Twitter, like her on Facebook, follow her on Instagram, or check out her website at www.nicoleatone.com. Her debut novel, Without Benefits, came out in June 2016.
Lara Willard is a pixelsmith and wordherder, a freelance editor and writer, and the writing instructor at storycadet.com. She’s edited for literary agents, Marvel Comics editors, poets, authors, and comic creators. While scribbling in margins and gutters, she sometimes tweets editing tips @LaraEdits. Lara lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, sons, and dog-show dropout Havanese. Connect with her on Twitter, on Instagram (@veritylane) or at her virtual home, larawillard.com
A round of applause for these great and awesome ladies who volunteered to help me on this project! I owe them a lot, and I really hope we’ll be selecting the best entries for Pitch América.
The agent list comes on Tuesday, so keep an eye out for it!