It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the author-editor pair announcement!
Drum roll please…
KURAJ AND THE SONS OF ANASI - Ashyle N Horton - @zeta_noelle
Editor: Hannah VanVels Ausbury
When a trickster god kidnaps their little sister, two young boys must find the trickster spider’s missing stories before their sister becomes food in his web.
MUTE - R.R. Gavris - @rachelgavris
Editor: Elizabeth Buege
A mute faery must forge an alliance with a healer from a neutral nation to save himself and protect others from his cruel ex-master.
BALLADS CAGED IN BONE - Juliana Koen Alonso - @ConduitOfMagic
Editor: Jeni Chappelle
Latine GIDEON x NIGHT CIRCUS Mo has kept her brujería secret from those who would use her power, but when her twin brother disappears into a casino that trades in memories, she must risk her secret--and her freedom--to save him.
THE BOUNDSTONE GIRL - Laura Magno - @LauraMBell1
YA Science Fiction/Speculative
Editor: Miranda Darrow
Sixteen-year-old Amber attempts to bend time and space to prevent her parents’ murder – but what if it means sacrificing her only friends and first love?
JUST PRETEND YOU'LL BE MY JAAN - Naina Kumar - @nkumarwrites
Editor: Natasha Hanova
To survive being the “best man” at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, an aspiring playwright enters a fake engagement with the hot, no-nonsense grump her parents want her to marry.
THE HALF-MAD HORTICULTURIST - Tamkeen Jabari - @nosrepmodnar
Adult Fantasy Comedy
Editor: Carly Hayward
When homicidal minions kidnap a princess/child bride, a young horticulturist inserts herself into an Epic QuestTM to rescue her before the minions #CancelHappilyEverAfter.
ANY WAY I CAN GET YOU - Anya Simha - @Anyasimha
Editor: Bethany Hensel
An emotionally-repressed, headstrong young woman seeks her smothering, judgemental family’s approval of her boyfriend but concocts a scheme based on her favorite Bollywood movie rather than confront her trauma.
NASH HOUSE - Joanna Volavka - @joannavolavka
Adult Southern Gothic
Editor: Felice Laverne
When creeping shadows in the family farmhouse take solid form, Roberta Jo calls a local demonologist for help. It turns out he's a fake, but the family demons are all too real.
THE RIVER TOWN - H Blanchard - @arosyks
Editor: Megan Manzano
Upon moving to a small town, Callan decides to help his grieving housemate Hugo solve a string of drowning mysteries, all while hiding his real connection to the water.
THE COLORS OF CHAOS - Tania K. Joly - @TKJoly
Editor: Kyra Nelson
Seventeen-year-old witch Velicia has a plan: finish her hex-cleaning internship, become a special agent and avoid atomizing anyone with her uncontainable magic. Easy. If only a zealot wasn’t making her the symbol of his revolution by turning her into a bomb.
PRETTY AS FIRE AND JUST AS DANGEROUS - Crystal Smalls-Wright - @CSmallsWright
Editor: Leah Pierre
Devil’s Up began as a game but led to arson. Fires baffle the town & truth or dare becomes truth or scare, as a group of teens get tangled in a web of lies & revenge to defeat their nemesis. Some will prevail. Some will die.
FANTASY LEAGUE - Maggie North - @MNorthAuthor
Editor: Megan Records
A frustrated introvert and a closed-off extrovert try to save their marriage with a bonkers self-help manual based on romcoms and improv comedy, discovering that intimacy is less about the "for better" parts of themselves than the "for worse."
FOR HIRE - Amanda Ciancarelli - @a_ciancarelli
Editor: Heidi Shoham
When Reagan realizes she's going to have to be the maid of honor at her sister and ex's wedding, she gets drunk and hires a stranger off the internet to be her boyfriend for the wedding events and just may end up with her very own happily ever after.
THE DOUBLE WALKER - Jessie Moore - @jesjul7
Editor: Maria Tureaud
Manifesting her own doppelganger so her ill mother has 24/7 care, Noa doesn't realize her mirror image expects Noa's life as payment...until it's too late.
BENEATH THE WAVES, DEATH SPEAKS - Em Dietrich - @EmDietrichWrite
Editor: Rowan Zeoli
A grumpy lesbian oracle drags her crush on a date to piano auditions and haunted cornfields, all while striking deals with a cinnamon roll demon to prevent reality's collapse and accept her past’s unforgivable mistakes.
Hannah VanVels Ausbury's pick:
KALINA AND THE FERN FLOWER by Cecile Ferro - @KinBeauty
Elizabeth Buege's pick:
RAINDROPS FALLING UPWARD by Jodi Herlick - @JodiHerlick
YA Contemporary Fantasy
Jeni Chappelle's pick:
ZOMBIE IN THE BRAIN by Bianca Malcolm - @BiWitchDr_
Miranda Darrow's pick:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by Tanisha Mathis - @xoxotanishaxoxo
Adult Women's Fiction
Natasha Hanova's pick:
MONSTER MADE by Lindsey Martin - @ByLindseyMartin
YA Spec Thriller
Carly Hayward's pick
THE CHOKER AND THE CINCHER by Kavga Bjelodana - @bjelodana
Adult Fantasy Romance
Bethany Hensel's pick:
THE CLOCK'S TICKING by Devyani Rana / Dev R. - @devyani_rana
Felice Laverne's pick:
ALMOST PERFECT by Lindsey Danis - @lindseydanis
Adult Contemporary Women's Fiction
Megan Manzano's pick:
THE SPACES BETWEEN by Monica Chin - @mcsquared96
Kyra Nelson's pick:
SPOOK CUTE by Dana Nuenighoff - @dananuens
Leah Pierre's pick:
MURDER IS TEMPORARY by N.C. McKay - @NC_Kay_author
Megan Records's pick:
TEA, LYCANTHROPY, AND OTHER VIRTUES by Jessie Heninger - @HeningerJessie
Heidi Shoham's pick:
SECOND CHANCE HEXES by Sonia Ayoub - @TheSoniaAyoub
Maria Tureaud's pick:
MOURNING HOUSE by Dyan Fox - @dyanfoxwrites
Rowan Zeoli's pick:
OF SEA SALT AND CINDERS by Ceilidh Newbury - @ceilidh_newbury
The #RevPit Editors want to give a big round of applause for our First Readers who helped us sort our submissions this year now that we've eliminated our submission caps for Editors. They are an amazing group of writers and we appreciate all of their help:
Aimee Lauren, Alex Gotay, Alice Chao, Ann B. Laguerre, Ann Zhao, Anna Kopp, Aoife Doyle, Ari Augustine, Ashley McAnelly, Beck Erixson, Brianna Kienitz, Brooke Blair, Caitlin Highland, Carey Blankenship-Kramer, Caron McKinlay, Clarissa Harwood, Dana Draper, Dani Frank, Debbie Schrack, Esme Symes-Smith, Evalyn Broderick, Haley Hwang, Ismael Manzano, Jared Wynn, Jax McQueen, Jennifer Ruddock, Jessica Calla, Josie Smith, Justine Manzano, K. J. Harrowick, Keely Parrack, Kelsey Simon, Kiley Orchard, Kristina Mahr, Lauren Voeltz, Lexi Nolletti, Liv Macy, Loretta Chefchaouni, Madelyn Knecht, Maggie Derrick, Maria Alcantara, Megan Van Dyke, Natasha Khan, Nisha Tuli, Paulette Kennedy, Priscilla Alaya, Rachel Berros, R. Miotto E., Ren Hutchings, Risa Edwards, Rose Regeant, S. Kaeth, S.M. Roffey, Sarah Simon, Sarah T. Dubb, Selma Soren, Sophia Mortensen, T. James Belich, Thuy Nguyen, and Victoria Wlosok