NoQS YA Contemporary: DENALI SUMMER

Title: DENALI SUMMER Genre: Contemporary YA   Word Count: 71,000My MC & MP are dressed as:  Mama always made us girls coordinate for Halloween. Let my brothers do what they wanted—of course she did. But from my very first Halloween, three-month-old me is stuffed into an ETBU cheerleader onesie that matched the two-piece versions donned by the twins […]

NoQS YA Contemporary: LOTUS ISLAND

Title: LOTUS ISLANDGenre: Young Adult Contemporary RomanceWord Count: 70,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Despite having the huge desire to repeat her Ms. Frizzle costume from last year (her favorite ever), Lucy would be talked into a team dress-up with her best friend, Rachael, who comes up with the more daring costumes. It would […]

NoQS YA Thriller: FLASHES

Title: FLASHES Genre: YA Thriller, Own Voices Word Count: 71,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Levi, being a huge horror movie fan, would opt to pay homage to Freddy Krueger.  He would wear Freddy’s classic red and green striped sweater, but would forego his trademark hat and gloves, and any sort of mask.  The […]

NoQS YA Thriller: TARNISHED

Title: TARNISHED Genre: Ownvoices Young Adult Thriller Word count: 62,000 My MC and MA are dressed as: Tanvi prefers simple, and she can’t afford a costume. She’ll pop a sheet over herself and call it a ghost. Mimi needs to stay in hiding and keep her cousin from knowing she’s back. What’s better at disguise than a […]

NoQS YA Fantasy: THE WITCH AND THE DEMON

Title: THE WITCH AND THE DEMONGenre: Young Adult High Fantasy (ownvoices)Word Count: 80,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Ebba came dressed as a demonic goddess, to thumb her nose at the villagers who falsely accused her consorting with the forces of Hell. Kryptos, the Demonic God of Cowardice, came as himself, because he has […]

NoQS YA Fantasy: THE ROSE VENDETTA

Title: THE ROSE VENDETTA Genre: YA Fantasy Word Count: 87,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: My MC and MA show up dressed as walking flames, glowing robes and all. Adonia hides her anxiety behind the bold colours and fiery mask, but Dante just wants to burn Adonia and her coven to cinders. Query:  In […]

NoQS YA Thriller: GIRL IN THE MACHINE

Title: GIRL IN THE MACHINE Genre: YA Psychological Thriller Word Count: 78,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Delta’s most stressful relationship is with her handler, Mira. Mira is supposed to be helping Delta to succeed at the Turing Test and pass as human. Delta relies on Mira and needs her. In some ways, […]

NoQS YA Contemporary: THE GOODNIGHT IRENES

Title: THE GOODNIGHT IRENES Genre: YA Contemporary Word count: 88,000 My main character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Just the thought of her mother Mary makes Keelie’s skin crawl and her stomach clench. It’s not just the lying and manipulating, or even that she murdered Keelie’s friend. It’s the lack of self-control, the lives she’s destroyed. […]

NoQS YA Fantasy: ONCE UPON A TYPEWRITER

Title: ONCE UPON A TYPEWRITER Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Word Count: 98,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Emily’s younger sister Aubrey is her best friend and nemesis all in one. When their mom became mentally ill seven years ago, Emily swore that Aubrey wouldn’t miss having a mother in her life. But Emily […]

NoQS YA Mystery: THROWAWAY GIRL

Title: Throwaway Girl Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery Word Count: 75,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is:  Anna may be a star in the pool, but at home she’s worthless in her mother’s eyes, unless she’s washing her clothes or preparing her meals. Anna hates her role in the Patterson Hotel, her cynical name for the […]

NoQS YA Fantasy: VANISHING POINT

Title: VANISHING POINT Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy Word Count: 75,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: All Ros ever wanted is affection from her father. It brought on an aching need, a need so great she can’t fill it on her own. She can’t remember her mother; she’s hasn’t been around since birth. […]

NoQS YA SF: THE WHITE LADDER

Title: THE WHITE LADDER Genre: YA-Sci-Fi with romantic elements Word Count: 102k My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: My main character’s most stressful relationships are with her two love interests. With Gabriel, her first boyfriend, insecurities about his real motives for dating her geeky self flourish when he keeps disappearing with vague explanations. Hacking […]