We'll host the second Agent in the Alley on September 5th and agent Vickie Motter (blog | twitter) of Andrea Hurst Literary Management has agreed to be our judge! 


You must be unagented, your manuscript must be complete and polished, and it must fall into the New Adult (NA) category to be considered. Any genre, though Vickie has some dislikes and you can check them on this link. No novellas.

The submissions window will open September 5 at 8 am EST (5 am PST) and will remain open until we reach 25 entries. One pitch per person. To enter, you will be required to submit via comment the following:

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Title:
  • Genre:
  • Word Count:
  • Twitter style pitch (140 characters):
  • First 200 Words:

Please note that the twitter style pitch is 140 characters, not 140 words. 
You do not need to follow our blog to participate -- but if you want to stay up-to-date on further details about this pitch contest, and be informed about future contests, you really should.


The winners will be chosen by Vickie and we will post the results on the blog within two weeks. Vickie may request partials or fulls from the pitch winners.

Critique Session:

We'll host a critique session on September 3rd here on the blog. Come, post your entries on the comments and we'll critique them!

Spread the word!

We can't wait to see you back here on September 5th. Please tweet, blog, chat, email, etc. about this contest.


Post them in the comments!