Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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

The Writer's Voice Twitter Pitch Party Rules
Thursday, May 24th 12pm EDT-6pm EDT
(Twitter hashtag: #WVTP)

 Here's 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.) 

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. Sounds like fun!

    Just to clarify -- when pitching, do we need to specify which agent we're directing the pitch towards or can we simply tweet a pitch (with the hashtag) at 12 pm EDT? If we should include the agent's handle in our tweet, will it be veering into obnoxious territory if we tweet the same pitch to several agents?

  2. Procedural question: Assuming all five agents adore my pitch (hehe)do we email you each time we get a request or just wait until the end and email you about the agent we have selected?

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  4. So wait, is this pitch party just for the people who got into the Writer's Voice Competition earlier? Or can anyone enter?

  5. Aloha and new follower here.

    Thanks for hosting such a great "Pitch Party."

    Twitter went nuts earlier and I was like what's up with this #WVTP thingy :)

    Glad I found out :)