A 2019 Pitch Wars Selection
YA HORROR / DARK CONTEMPORARY FANTASY
WILDER GIRLS X THE DEVOURING GRAY
Sixteen-year-old Wren always knew there was magic in the soil of her farming town, but she never realized the deeper cost of their homegrown miracle, not until the black mercury blight comes to collect. When Wren finds her farm’s prized wheat dying—dripping with eerie quicksilver that corrupts more than just crops—her own brush with the blight leaves her coughing black. Her parents, out helping neighbors, fail to return. Now the only one who can help her save her home and family is the last person she wants to call: her boy-next-door ex. Even as they race against Wren’s infection, mold fuzzes against her teeth and a new whispering voice urges her into the woods. Following it could lead to the blight’s source—and maybe some way to stop it. Yet the more she uncovers about the root of the blight, the more she realizes: destroying it means destroying the magic of her town, including the very farm and home she set out to protect.
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HER X THE LIVES OF OTHERS
In a near-future dystopia inspired by Plato’s Republic, a young woman named Lachesis worked her way up from her low class status to a sparkling new job as a film censor in the capital city. Cut off from her family, Lachesis struggles to navigate the political perils of her new job without anyone to turn to but an artificial intelligence named Socrates, her closest companion from childhood. But as she uncovers more about her home, the Marble Republic, she realizes her trusted A.I. Socrates may not be the friend he appears.