Laura Bradford Pitch Contest WINNERS!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the pitch contest with Literary Agent Laura Bradford! Laura mentioned that she liked so many submissions, she had a hard time deciding.

Also a huge thanks to Laura for visiting us and offering such a great opportunity!


The Winner Is…

  • Shelly Chalmers, FROZEN STAR (Space Opera Romance)

Congrats! Please send the full manuscript and synopsis to laura @ (without the spaces).


The Runners Up Are…

  • Edith Lalonde, BAD THINGS COME IN THREES (Romantic Suspense)
  • Jess Russell, MAD FOR THE MARQUESS (Historical)
  • Leila Rheaume, NOT FIGHTING FAIRE (New Adult)
  • Susan JP Owens, WRONG SIDE OF LOVE (Romantic Suspense)
  • Danielle Doolittle, LIKE WATER (LGBT YA)
  • Jo Grafford, THE BODY PARK (Romantic Suspense)
  • Victoria De La O, THE RULE OF THIRDS, (New Adult)
  • Courtney Sheets, MOB RULES, (Romantic Thriller w/ Dieselpunk elements)
  • Melissa Fragiadaki, ONCE UPON A PLAYLIST, Contemporary Romance

Please send the synopsis and the first 50 pages of your manuscript to laura @ (without the spaces).


Congratulations and best of luck with your submissions!




To everyone who participated: If you are interested in having Laura represent you, you can always submit your queries to her through her regular submission method. Details can be found here:

Upcoming: If you liked this contest, we have another pitch contest coming up this November with editors from Sourcebooks!


5 thoughts on “Laura Bradford Pitch Contest WINNERS!”

  1. Thank you for the kind words, and thank you so much to CRW for the opportunity. Happy writing to all of you out there!

  2. How wonderful for Shelly! Congratulations to all the runners up as well. Thank you to CRW for organizing the event. Also thank you to Ms. Bradford for her time in reading all the submissions. Keep writing everyone!

  3. Congrats to Shelly, Frozen Star sounds like a fun read.
    Kudos to all entrants, keep writing, keep submitting. It only takes one! 🙂
    Thanks to CRW for the great content on your site. These contests are a fun bonus.
    Huge thanks to Ms. Bradford. So many great entries, choosing must have been torture! Have a cheeseburger for lunch today – you earned it!

  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this pitch contest! All of the pitches were awesome, and I’m so excited to be included in the runners up!

    One question though—Should we send our materials in the body of the email or as attachments? Only asking because 50 pages seems like a lot to read in the body of an email.

    Thanks again!

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