Age Category:Young Adult
Word Count:62,000
Pitch:‘Heathers’ meets the Stanford Prison Experiment when a homeschooled gay teen returns to high school, befriends the cleverest of girls, and turns a dog shelter into a prison for creeps to ensure his shiny future.
First 250 Word of Manuscript:Lurking in the precise spot where the hallway poured into a living room filled with rejected furniture and relics from the 80’s and 90’s, Gabe Gordon shifted. His arms cradled pieces of technology that were going to help ensnare his perfect future and one of those pieces was digging into his arm uncomfortably. He refused to wait another second.

“Mom. Dad…” He shook his head. “I mean, Leah. Remy. I want to go to high school.” Gabe had been practicing that sentence, right down to the flub where he ‘accidentally’ referred to his parents by their socially accepted titles, for weeks.

Leah looked up from her desk where she was trying to fix a frame from the latest issue of her graphic novel, *Geek Grrrl*. “What’s wrong with your current school?” She asked, just as Gabe anticipated she would.

“You mean this old thing?” Gabe carefully put his laptop and a jumble of other Apple products onto the coffee table so his hands were free to wave around.

“You don’t like your teachers?” She persisted.

“You mean, you two?” Gabe pointed at the very two people he was talking to.

“What, so you love fascism now?” Remy cut in, looking up from his new turntable.

“Yes, Remy. The only thing we ‘mos love more than BeyoncĂ© is fascism.”
Shaking his head in disgust, Remy turned towards the receiver and adjusted the volume so that Joey Ramone could declare even louder that Sheena is, in fact, a punk rocker.


  1. I’m intrigued… I’d like to throw a Star.

    Christa Heschke, McIntosh & Otis

  2. I’ll use the Mega Mushroom!

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