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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Agent-judged Contest - Twitter Style!

Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary Management has graciously agreed to judge an adult fiction contest. (For completed manuscripts only.)

What to enter: A Twitter-style pitch (140 characters or less, including spaces)

Entries WILL NOT  be capped. (Yay!)

Entry period will be 24 hours: From noon Tuesday, July 6 - noon Wednesday, July 7.

These are the genres Ms. Townsend will be judging:

  • Adult Science Fiction
  • Adult Fantasy
  • Adult Urban Fantasy
  • All subgenres of Adult Romance
  • Adult Thrillers

To enter this contest:

  1. You must have a free QueryTracker membership
  2. You must be a follower of the QueryTracker blog (Followers Widget at right)
  3. Your submission will be accepted on the submission form (won't be available until the contest opens) 
  4. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION DIRECTLY TO THE AGENT. You will be disqualified if you do.

    Helpful links on pitching at Elana Johnson's blog.
    Literary agent Laura Rennert helps you build your pitch. 

    Literary agent Rachelle Gardner reveals the secrets of a great pitch.
    Chris Richman has a word about pitches and what makes them work.

    Suzette Saxton writes books for tots, teens, and in-betweens. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary.


    Stephanie McGee said...

    Completed manuscripts, I assume? Just making sure so I don't get all eager and enter. Good luck to everyone who does try for it.

    Suzette Saxton said...

    Excellent point, Steph! I'll add that in right now. =)

    Deb Salisbury said...

    Too cool! Thanks to you and Suzie for running this contest.

    Remilda Graystone said...

    Oh my gosh, she's one of my dream agents! But I haven't written an adult book yet, so...

    Angie said...

    Yes! I can enter this one. Better start working on that pitch!

    Piedmont Writer said...

    Thanks Suzette for the head's up.

    Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

    What's the prize?