This month's timely IWSG post hits right during the middle of Pitch Wars agent requesting. Talk about insecurity--and I'm not even pitching! But I've mentored a writer for the past two months, having gotten to choose a writer from the Pitch Wars contest "slush" to help out for this very agent round. Whew!
And so far, no agent requests based on the pitch and first page.
Which doesn't mean that the story isn't good, or that the writer isn't there yet. She's a phenomenal writer who I ended up choosing because her voice is excellent. When I read her stuff, I thought, she can write ANYTHING.
Maybe this story didn't get bites from these agents with this contest, but this is only the beginning.
Still, it's tough to see others get page requests when this one did not. We've still got another day.