Representation

March Madness Agent Pitch Match is Nigh

These Handsome Faces Are A Metaphor for the Brilliance and Poignancy of Your Writing

On March 12th-14th, a handful of amazing, brilliant, and physically appealing agents (including me) will be reading your young adult and middle grade pitches at the March Madness Agent Pitch Match, hosted by Brenda Drake, Shelley Watters, and Cassandra Marshall.

You may remember that these things can get nuts.

Now: Initial slots go to the lucky few who participated in Brenda and company’s February Pitch Workshop.

But: For those who weren’t in the pitch workshop, we will have two submission times on March 2.

1ST SUBMISSION TIME: 12:00 pm EST for the first 50.
2ND SUBMISSION TIME: 6:00 pm EST for the next 50. 
 
Only the best of the best will make it to the final round.
 
Make sure to check their sites on March 1 for instructions on how to format your entries.There’s a big embarrassing hole on my client list where *your* name should be, so mark your calendars, and get in there!

 
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Why Vickie Motter Might Break My Heart; Love Triangle Query Contest

Andrea Hurst agent Vickie Motter and I are squaring off next week in Cupid’s Literary Connection Love Triangle Query Contest. Here’s the tick: the *manuscripts* aren’t about love triangles, but Vickie and I will compete over manuscripts like jealous Lotharios.

What author wouldn’t want to be in a love triangle with two agents?

Hearts gonna break. Tears gonna flow. And someone might snare a representation agreement.

Entries accepted until January 20th. Check out Cupid’s site for details on how to enter.

Here’s the timeline:
Day 1 (Tuesday the 24th): Selected Entries are posted to blog for agents to review and public to comment on.
Day 2 (Wednesday the 25th): Agents come in and select ONE for a full request, then can make unlimited amount of partial requests and comments. *Once an agent has put a FULL on an entry it’s out of the race. The OTHER agent can notify me if they’d like that requested full after TWO weeks have passed. 
Day 3 (Thursday the 26th): Agents can use their SECOND full request, even if it overthrows the other agent’s partial request. More partial requests can be made at this point too.
Day 3 (4pm EST): Contest closes and agents are given ONE last full request to use. And who knows maybe they’ll surprise you with no additional request or even an extra. 
WINNERS will officially be announced on the blog and arrangements will be made for the requests.