"A shy college co-Ed becomes a summer camp counselor to be near her crush, who she's never spoken to, only to meet to her co-counselor—his longtime girlfriend."
The Judge Says: Love the desire of the coed and the promised conflict. I can picture the setting and the characters. I like that you had a clear focus. Great job!
"An independent and illustrious Yankee teen tries to make it on her own in the nation's capital while relying on her new Southern friend to help her stop Lincoln's assassination."
The Judge Says: One word for this…COOL!!!! I want to read it! Love the twist at the end about Lincoln. I didn’t see that coming.
Rebecca Pennefather (also placed first)
"A fearful young princess is thrown into an adventure involving wild escapes, unlikely friendships, and abundant revenge."
The Judge Says: This pitch, for me, hinged entirely on the word "fearful." The notion of a scared girl confronting wild, unlikely adventures has to involve interesting conflicts plus who could resist "abundant" revenge!
"When a sailor girl meets a nobleman masquerading as a pirate, she is forced into a search for a legendary magic spear that will determine the future of her country."
The Judge Says: Love the sailor girl references and the reference to a nobleman pretending to be a pirate. Sounds like a great movie!
"A Messianic Jew knows what he's getting into when he rescues a kidnapped Muslim girl, but he didn't anticipate just how far they'd be pursued or his own heart's recklessness."
The Judge Says: Great intrigue and maybe a bit of a love story? This sounds like a great adventure. I’m interested
Jenna Blake Morris
"A teenage girl discovers she’s part of an ancient race that protects other dimensions, or worlds—but before she and her teammates can save the worlds, they must save themselves."
The Judge Says: Race against time element of this pitch made it intriguing.
"After his dark secret ruins his reputation, a recording artist seeks help from a renowned but uptight producer, not knowing she'd turn out to be his toughest critic."
The Judge Says: I really like the recording artist theme, very unique in today’s market.
Ellyn Gibbs (also placed second)
Rebekah Hart (also placed third)
Alyssa Liljequist (two votes for HM)
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Wonderful seeing so many of you this morning at the NextGen Writer's Conference!