Our agent-judged one-line pitch contest began today, Wednesday, October 27th at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.
Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency is judging the contest.
The contest entry window is 24 hours and will end at 9:00 am Eastern Standard time on Thursday, October 28th.
You may pitch more than one project, but be certain all projects are complete, edited and polished enough to present to an agent.
Submissions must be made via our online submission form. (A free QueryTracker.net membership is necessary to use the form and can be accessed from the form page.) Only entries received through the online form will be accepted. Entries emailed directly to the agent or agency will be disqualified.
This contest is for completed children’s projects only. The genres include children’s literature from picture books and chapter books through middle grade and young adult novels of all sub-genres. NO ADULT NOVELS OR PROJECTS as this agency only represents children’s fiction including YA.
Ms. Paquette wants to receive one-line pitches and the first 100 words of your manuscript (+ or – half a sentence. Don’t just end mid-sentence).
The response time and announcement of the winners (who will receive full and partial requests from Ms. Paquette) will depend on the number of entries. The more entires, the longer it will take--one of the pitfalls of not having an entry cut-off. Ms. Paquette hopes to have the results within two weeks. I'll give updates as to her progress and the winners will be notified directly via email as well.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in comments or email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to everyone and special thanks to Ms. Paquette for judging.