Pretty sure I was posting this query on this site about a year ago, and I can finally say that I've signed with an agent! I sent out about 31-ish queries and entered both #PitMad and #DVpit (which was the one that ultimately got me my agent). Got about 4 partial requests, 5 fulls, and two offers of representation. The query:
Signe Barrowserf is property. The orphaned child of indentured serfs, she’s spent sixteen years chained to the town’s landlord, paying back her dead parents’ debt. With rebellion raging across the country of Neworld and a loyalist militia camped in town—their headquarters under the landlord’s own roof—Signe keeps her head down and her mouth shut. Soon, her sister and her brother-in-law will scrape together enough money to pay back Signe’s debt and she’ll be free of the loyalists' swaggering arrogance, free of the landlord’s son and his clammy, grabbing hands. All she needs to do is submit. Until she finds the rebel boy out in the woods.
Nathaniel Greenstone is not the young, wayward rebel he appears to be. He’s a wight—a shape-shifting spirit sent to spy on the militia for his rebel masters. But someone whispers to the militia that one of the townspeople is hiding him and a search gone wrong ends with Signe's brother-in-law murdered and her debt money stolen. The militia officers refuse to put their own men on trial. So Signe makes Greenstone an offer: she’ll risk the noose to be his eyes and ears within the landlord’s house, among the militia she despises, if he’ll give her vengeance.
The loyalists think they’re safe. They’re wrong.
THE GIRL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING is an 87,000 YA fantasy where women hold positions of power and no one has issues with it. This book stems from an obsession with the American Revolutionary War, a love for stories about kick-ass girls helping other kick-ass girls, and my asexual self shoving asexual protagonists into the spotlight.
I am now signed on with the Red Sofa Literary Agency. Thanks you everyone who chipped in to help me get this damn thing into shape!