Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Writer's Voice, Part the Second: #WVTP

Today is the Writer's Voice Twitter Pitch contest. You can follow along on the Tweety-box under the hashtag #WVTP.

Brought to you by the lovely people behind the original Writer's Voice contest, Cupid of Cupid’s Literary Connection, Brenda Drake of Brenda Drake Writes, Krista Van Dolzer of Mother. Write. (Repeat.) and Mónica B.W. of Love YA.

The #WVTP runs TODAY ONLY from 12-6, Eastern time. Get those 140-character pitches ready!
 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. 
As for my pitch, here it is:
Thalia has info that could stop a killer on the hunt for shapeshifters, but confessing it would mark her as the dragon he wants dead #WVTP

And yes, I just changed that pitch on the fly. Which I've been doing compulsively for days now.

Thanks much to everyone who helped make my 140 the best possible! And good luck! :)

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