On April 12th we'll host the Editor in the Alley pitch contest with editor Patricia E. Riley from Spencer Hill Press. (Spencer Hill Press | Spencer Hill Contemporary | Spence City).


Your manuscript must be complete and polished, and it must fall into the New Adult (NA) category to be considered. She is interested in submissions of Contemporary in between 55k and 100k words!

The submissions window will open on April 12th at 1:00am PST and it'll close after one week, on April 19th at 11:59pm PST. 

Maximum of two pitches per person. To enter, you will be required to submit via comment the following:
  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Title:
  • Genre:
  • Word Count:
  • Query + 250 first words


Patricia will choose 1 winner and 2 runner-ups for this contest. The winner will receive a full-manuscript request. Runner-ups will receive partial requests. Winners will be posted within two weeks.

Spread the word!

We can't wait to see you back here on April 12th. Please tweet, blog, chat, email, etc. about this contest.


Post them in the comments!


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  1. My New adult has sex in it. Are there limits to the types of New Adult contemporary manuscripts that are pitched?

  2. Great opportunity! Polish up those pitches, folks. :)

  3. No paranormals? Bummer! Good to luck to everyone!

  4. Is this contest still happening? I thought there would be a new post today announcing it. If I'm missing the location, please let me know. Would love to submit! Thanks for a great place for all things NA!

    1. Sorry about the late post, Amy! It's been a busy week at the Alley. The pitch contest is now open. Good luck!


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