Vickie Motter

The Writer’s Voice Twitter Pitch Slam is Tomorrow! Check out my competition:

It all starts tomorrow at noon, EST. If two agents request the same manuscript, it’s up to you, the writer, to decide which of us gets to read (full rules on Brenda Drake’s fabulous blog). Talk about cutthroat. And my competition is mighty indeed:


Vickie Motter
Code Name: Black Widow 
Literary Agent with Andrea Hurst Lit Agent slash book blogger. Compulsive reader of Adult ParaRom&UF and YA. Terrified of robots.
Natalie M. Lakosil 
Code Name: The Oncoming Storm
Literary Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land.
Pam van Hylckama
Code Name: The Bullet Dodger
Associate Agent at Larsen-Pomada Literary. Queen of Slush, mother, dog owner, wife of a Dutchman. · 
Hannah Bowman
Code Name: Black Mamba
Literary agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Cornell alumna. Reader. Writer. Organist.
Seriously folks, it’s an honor to participate in this great event with such rad agents. Let the pitching begin!

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.