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!

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  1. Sounds great. Nice to meet you on Alex's blog yesterday.

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  3. Just stumbled across your Twitter feed, as someone recently suggested the completed MS I've been querying as women's fiction or "20-something WF" is actually NA. This contest sounds like a great opportunity.

    I'm really glad to have found your website. I've been receiving partial requests but because my MC is 27 (yet realising the responsibility she's shirked in life has stunted her progress), I think agents are expecting a different voice than they're reading. So I feel repeatedly rejected based on the voice not being YA, but not being career/marriage-focused WF either. Looking forward to understanding more! :)

    1. We're delighted to have you here, Cheyenne! If you have any questions about NA, feel free to contact us. That's what we're here for! :)

      Good luck with your MS!

    2. Thanks! Unfortunately, just clicked the link that says Vickie doesn't want any women's fiction, so while I've been told my women's fiction is actually NA, it's probably too close to this category for her to be interested anyhow. Maybe next time!

  4. This is such a great contest for NA writers, thank you!

    1. You're welcome. :) We're excited about it, too!

  5. I'm so excited to have Vickie over for a contest! :D

  6. You guys are so awesome for doing this!

    1. We're just happy that we're able to help put these opportunities out there! :)

  7. Super excited! Thanks for this opportunity! :-)

    1. No problem, D.G. We're excited, too! :)


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