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The Writer’s Voice Agent Round Begins!

Friday, 19 June 2015  |  Posted by Nikki Roberti

The Writer's Voice

Welcome to Team Coffeehouse for The Writer’s Voice. It’s been a few weeks of revisions with our team and we couldn’t be more proud of their hard work. Joining Brenda Drake and myself, Nikki Roberti, to coach the team was the amazing Kimberly P. Chase. Since you already know about Brenda and I, go visit Kimberly to find out more about her and buy her book! She’s amazingly kind and talented!

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What is The Writer’s Voice?

“The Writer’s Voice” is a multi-blog, multi-agent contest hosted by Brenda Drake , Mónica Bustamante Wagner , Elizabeth Briggs , and Krista Van Dolzer . We based the contest on NBC’s singing reality show The Voice, so the four of us selected projects for our teams based on their queries and first pages and coached the talented writers who wrote them as they polished their entries.

And TODAY we get to post our team members’ finished entries on our blogs!

Twelve amazing agents are going to read these queries and first pages, then vote for their favorites on Tuesday, June 23. Each vote will count as a partial or full request depending on how many votes the entry receives. If an entry receives 1 or 2 votes, those votes will count as partial requests. If an entry receives 3 or more votes, those votes will count as full requests.

Voting will stay open until noon EDT on June 24, at which point we’ll determine which coach’s team received the most votes (and let this year’s ninja agents take a crack at the entries). That coach will win bragging rights for time immemorial, and everyone who received requests will be able to submit their materials to all the agents who voted for them. These votes represent serious interest in your project, so PLEASE DON’T ACCEPT AN OFFER OF REPRESENTATION BEFORE GIVING “THE WRITER’S VOICE” AGENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A COMPETING OFFER.

Our twelve amazing agents:

Caitie Flum of Liza Dawson Associates

Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media

Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management

Lauren MacLeod of The Strothman Agency

Sara Megibow and Renee Nyen of kt literary

Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency

Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Courtney Stevenson of Pippin Properties

Caryn Wiseman of Andrea Brown Literary Agency


And here are the links to our teams entries …

Team Coffeehouse #1 – DEVIL SPRINGS (YA)

Team Coffeehouse #2 – MIDGARD (MG)

Team Coffeehouse #3 – FOSTERING HOPE (YA)


Team Coffeehouse #5 – FATAL FLAW (A)

Team Coffeehouse #6 – GHOST OF RAG AND BONE (YA)

Team Coffeehouse #7 – THE TREASURE HUNT (YA)

Team Coffeehouse #8 – AMERICAN HONEY (A)


To read the other teams’ entries, please use the following links (FYI: mine posted early because I wasn’t sure I’d be back in time to post, so the other teams’ posts will be up by Noon EDT if they’re not up now.):




Lastly, cheerleading is allowed, but only until Monday! We want to leave the comments free for the agents to vote on Tuesday. (Also, we will only allow, well, cheerleading and/or positive feedback. Please don’t critique the entries before the agents vote. On the flip side, please don’t try to convince the agents that they want to vote for one of your favorites or, you know, threaten to douse the agents in silly string if they don’t vote for your critique partner. This is a silly-string-free site.)

Happy reading!

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