Wow – you guys got busy this #PeerPitch!
As well as our busiest Twitter week, where you were all rock stars with sharing pitches and giving plentiful feedback to others!
Altruism, both true and reciprocal, was in abundance and I bow to all of you. This is what being a writer is about and you all nailed that!
So, down to the contest. We got 177 entries. So many amazing pitches. Lots of good ones, too. Some needed a little more work but still impressed us with some aspects.
But we made the difficult choice of narrowing down the amazing ones to just 34…and trust me there well over 50 that each of us voted for.
So if you made the Long List it’s quite an achievement, as you needed not 1 or 2 votes, but 3 of us to vote for your pitch! So be rightly proud.
If you didn’t make it onto the LL, do not fret – many of the very good ones, with 1 or 2 votes did not make it. It doesn’t reflect on the quality of the pitch in most cases, it was simply a preference thing in so many instances.
It’s all subjective…blah, blah, blah! 😂
Okay, okay, here are all the titles and lovely authors that made the long list!
We’ll announce the short list on Friday at noon.
A LONG WALK TO SELLAFIELD by Mark Eccleston
ALL THE UNFORTUNATE DREAMERS by Audra Atoche
DANCE, DANCE, DIE! by Loretta Chefchaouni
DANIEL STRANGE & THE PRIME MINISTER’S P.L.O.P. by Jenny Pearson
DREAMWALKERS by Leslie Rush
DYING IS THE EASY PART by Tim Collins
EACH OTHER’S SKIN by Melissa Welliver
FEARFULL by Heather Fishwick
FORTY DAYS by Kojishi Dae
HAWK by Cait Kinsella
HEAD CASE by Niki Cluff
I KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO DIE by Michael J Bowler
ISLE by Lydia Massiah
KONADAI by Elisa Stryker
LOST IN TIME by Sally Doherty
LOVE BITES by Emma Finlayson-Palmer
MATCH GIRL by Olivia Shaw
MILK MOON by Anne Boyere
PAWS, PALS, AND A POODLE by Kate Foster
PURITY SPRINGS RESORT by Marisa Noelle
NOVEMBER CHILD by Jessica Briscoe
PARAVEL by Leah Tesch
SEB AND THE PHARAOH SLAYER by Renee McAlpine
SENECA FALLS by Ralph Browning
THE ADVENTURES OF PUFFBALL AND CIRCLEMAN by Ryan Delaney
THE BLADELESS SWORD by Heather Osial
THE ESCAPE PROJECT by Mike O’Reilly
THE FAR SIDE OF THE GALAXY by Glen Deakin
THE LOTUS BELL by Cait Kinsella
THE PECULIAR PREDICAMENT OF PENELOPE PENDRAGON by Audra Atoche
THE RISE OF MAGIC GIRL by Wes
TROGLODYTE by Lydia Massiah
UNREALITY by Loretta Chefchaouni
WHEN SNOW MEETS CRANE by Jennifer Yen
WHATEVER WILL BE by Lee VanBrakle