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My PitchWars Wishlist – Give me ALL THE BOOKS

Click here for a text-only version of my wishlist in a Google doc

What is Pitch Wars?

This year I’m a mentor for Pitch Wars, a fabulous writer mentorship scheme that has helped many writers find agents and publishers. I’ll have the honour of choosing a writer to work with for three months, developing their manuscript to be the best it can be before we present it to agents in the February showcase.

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Who am I?

I’m 31, female, and live in London with three cats. I’m debating how soon is too soon to go for a fourth and really cement my path on that ‘old cat lady’ road. 32?

I’m a professional nonfiction writer and editor for a day job. In my spare time I read, write fiction, play PC games, and get bullied by the cats.

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I’m represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds. My first publication was a novella, with a small press, at the end of 2018. My debut novel was released right at the start of the pandemic by Headline, an imprint of Big 5 publisher Hachette. I’ve been through an agency change with my agent. I’ve signed contracts with publishers on two continents. I’ve seen the publishing industry from a lot of angles, and I have ADVICE! 

I do a lot of critiquing and beta reading and I’m mentioned in a couple of books’ acknowledgements, which is one of my proudest achievements.

You can see a short critique from me – of a contemporary romance query and first page – on the Pitch Wars website:

Day 5 (Part 1) of the Pitch Wars Mentor Workshops with Anna Kaling

Wishlist Overview

I know you have a tonne of wishlists to get through (though mine is definitely the best, just ignore the others) so let’s get straight into it.

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