January 19, 2012

Squee! The “Pitch Your Shorts” Winners!

Invitation half out of an envelope with the words "And the Winners Are..."

Thank you again to everyone who participated in Pitch Your Shorts with Entangled Publishing.  It was a huge success (eleven requests!), thanks to all of you!

The editors have finished their dueling (I heard from a reputable source they arm wrestled to settle their disputes), and the following editors have requested these manuscripts:

Adrien-Luc Sanders, Senior Editor
email: Adrien-luc(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com

Kerry Vail, Associate Editor
email: Kerry(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com

Libby Murphy, Associate Editor
email: libby(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com

Lewis Pollack, Associate Editor
email: lewis(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com

Kerri-Leigh Grady, Associate Editor
email: Kerri-leigh(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com

(For those who are curious, each winner’s name links to their blog/Facebook page and each winner’s manuscript title links to their pitch.)

If Your Manuscript Was Requested…

If your manuscript was requested, please send an email with the full manuscript to the requesting editor (replacing (at) with @ and (dot) with a period in their email addresses above):

  • Include REQUESTED in the subject line,
  • Write a cover letter in the body of the email, letting them know they requested this through Pitch Your Shorts so they’ll open the attachment, and
  • Attach the full manuscript in RTF format.

Learn about the editor requesting your manuscript by checking out their write up on the Pitch Your Shorts post.  Read more about them (are they on Twitter?) at Entangled Publishing’s website.

Also, please comment below so I know you saw this request.  I’ll need to track down email addresses for any winners who don’t comment below, and I’d appreciate it if you save me from the extra work.  *smile*

If Your Manuscript Was Not Requested…

If your manuscript was not requested, the editors are happy to take a second look.  Please send your query with the first five pages pasted into the email to the appropriate email address.

  • Flirt (10-15K) submissions should be sent to:
  • Ever After (20-40K) submissions should be sent to:
  • Lori Wilde’s Indulgence (45-60K) submissions should be sent to:

Also keep an eye on Entangled’s general submission page (they just added another line for 50-70K category romance suspense stories!) and their blog for special calls for submissions for anthologies.  Several pitches that didn’t get requests were very good, so don’t lose hope.

Congratulations to all the winners and good luck with your submissions!

Comments — What do you think?

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Buffy Armstrong

Congratulations to all the winners! This was really fun to participate in. Now off to put the final touches on the manuscript!

Susan Sipal

Wow, Jami! I’m thrilled. Congrats to everybody. Now, like Buffy, I’m off to re-read one more time before sending.

Thanks for hosting this opportunity, Jami, and to all the Entangled editors!

L.K. Below

Thank you for posting the winners, Jami. (I know I’ve been checking the blog religiously since you closed the comments!) Now that I’ve gotten my embarrassing happy dance out of my system, I’m going to join the Polish Club and give my MS one last peek.

Best of luck to everyone else who got a request!

Dorothy Dreyer

Wow, how exciting! I’m so excited. Thanks again for holding this contest.

And congrats to everyone who got a request! Yippee!

Riley Murphy

Whoo-hoo! Congrats to all the winners! Awesome pitches! Now go and turn them into contracts people! 🙂


Melinda Collins

Wow! 11 requests!! That’s awesome!

Congratulations to all the winners!!! All of your pitches were awesome and I wish you the best of luck with turning those requests into contracts! 🙂

Joanne Pibworth

Wow! Am totally thrilled! Thanks so much, am off to polish, polish polish before I hit send. Congrats Jami, & all the others too – and thanks for hosting the comp, it was exciting to take part. I might need to lie down, am feeling quite giddy!

Jackie Ashenden
Jackie Ashenden

What a nice surprise to get while on holiday! Many thanks for the opportunity, Jami. And also congrats to everyone else!


Hurrah to everyone! ^_^

That was a fun session.

Aldrea Alien

A big congrats to those eleven that got picked. Best of luck to you all. 😀

As for the rest, there were a lot of good stories there and you all deserve a congratulations for getting this far. ^_^

Megan Conway

Huh. Was NOT expecting this! *drags out bazooka* Congrats everyone!
Thanks and congrats, Jami! Now, I’m off to put a few finishing touches to my MS. Make sure everything is as spotless at possible, you know.

Sonia G Medeiros

Wow! Congrats to all the winners!!!

Barbara McDowell

Big kudos to all the winners. And to you, Jami, for hosting the opportunity!

Stéphanie Renboit
Stéphanie Renboit


Congratulations everybody. I’m glad for you all because I already want to read your stories.

Joseph Adorno

I’m surprised and delighted! Polish, polish, polish. Hurry, hurry, hurry… 🙂

Susie Medwell

Congratulations to all the winners, I’ve never been involved in a pitch before and thought this was a great opportunity. Thanks for hosting it Jami – look forward to seeing some of the entries published 🙂

Erin Goffin
Erin Goffin

Congratulations Everyone! This was such a scary, fantastic opportunity. I’ve never done this before. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s pitches.

Donna Hole
Donna Hole

Congrats to the winners 🙂

I wanted to participate in this event, but I didn’t get my longish-short story finished up in time. Seeing the huge success rate here though, I’m favoriting this so I can remember all the awesome editors/publishers who participated.



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