Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Writer's Voice Twitter Pitch Party Rules

The Writer's Voice Twitter Pitch Party Rules
(Twitter hashtag: #WVTP)

Thursday, May 24 12PM - 6PM EDT

The rules...

Pitch your finished manuscript on the hashtag. You may pitch any time you see an agent online - just don't go crazy and pitch more than once during an agent visit. We will monitor the hashtag and gently inform you if you're being obnoxious. Make sure your pitch includes the hashtag #WVTP. The agents will be hopping in and out of the feed during the party hours. They'll tweet their requests for the manuscripts that pique their interests. Simple. Right? Not if more than one make a request on the same pitch, it isn't. 

Keeping in the spirit of The Writer's Voice, if two or more request the same pitch, you must choose one of them and announce it in the feed. (They promised not to hold any rejections against you.) 

ETA: You can adjust your pitch for the same ms and you can pitch more than one ms. This is a free for all, the only rules are to be nice, pitch a finished ms and use 140 characters to do it in--and email us to get submission guidelines.

If you get a request...

After you get a request, you must email us at, tell us which agent requested, we'll verify the request, and send you the agent's/agents' submission guidelines. 
So get your Twitter pitches ready, and make sure to include the hashtag. 

And follow the agents on Twitter...

Vickie Motter 

Literary Agent with Andrea Hurst Lit Agent slash book blogger. Compulsive reader of Adult ParaRom&UF and YA. Terrified of robots.

John M. Cusick 

Author of the young adult novel GIRL PARTS. Literary agent with Scott Treimel NY. Managing fiction editor at Armchair/Shotgun. Mostly harmless.

Natalie M. Lakosil 

Literary Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land.

Pam van Hylckama

Associate Agent at Larsen-Pomada Literary. Queen of Slush, mother, dog owner, wife of a Dutchman. · 

  Hannah Bowman

Literary agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Cornell alumna. Reader. Writer. Organist.


  1. During such a short window, should people even need to twitch twice? Seems the agents will read all the entries with the hashtag. Correct?

    1. If your pitch gets buried, then you can always post twice. :)

  2. Maybe it's a dumb question, but here goes.

    We're allowed to pitch multiple times, though all pitches must be fore the same manuscript.

    Are we allowed to try several different pitches for the same manuscript?

    1. Just one pitch for a manuscript and pitch the same MS. But you can pitch multiple times (not going overboard, though) so that when the agents are online they can see your pitch.

    2. Okay--SORRY! But it seems it was me who got it wrong. I just wanted to make sure, and asked the other coaches and they said you can pitch more than one MS. You can adjust the pitch for the same ms, too. This is a free for all, the only rules are to be nice, pitch a finished ms and use 140 characters to do it in, and email us to get submission guidelines.

    3. Thx so much for the clarifications. Totally digging the set-up: multiple mss, multiple pitches allowed for each one.

      That poor hashtag feed is going to be a madhouse!

    4. Haha! Yeah, maybe #wvtp will even trend on twitter with these rules! LOL

  3. I sent my email to over 3 hours ago & didn't get a reply yet, is that okay or should I send it again?


    1. If you haven't heard from us by Saturday, resend. We haven't processed all the emails yet. Thanks.