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Monday, May 9, 2011

Agent-Judged YA Contest Is Now Open for Submissions!

Our agent-judged Young Adult fiction contest began today, Monday, May 9th at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. Agent Roseanne Wells from the Marianne Strong Literary Agency is judging the contest.

The contest entry window is 24 hours and will end at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 10th.

You may only enter one project. Please 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 YA fiction only, so no MG or Adult projects in this contest, please.

Ms. Wells wants to see the first page of your manuscript (+ or – half a sentence. Don’t just end mid-sentence).

Details for this contest were posted in the Publishing Pulse last Friday, and have been in the contest widget in the sidebar for over a week.

The response time and announcement of the winners (who will receive critiques of their material from Ms. Wells) 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. Wells hopes to have the results within two weeks. I'll give updates as to her progress and the winners will also be notified directly via email.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in comments!

Best of luck to everyone and special thanks to Ms. Wells for judging!

* Please note: Sometimes the email notifications from this blog do not go out right when the post is published. Therefore, if you are an email subscriber, this email might arrive after the contest has begun. This is due to a Google Blogger issue we cannot control.


Stina said...

Good luck to everyone who enters. :D

Mart Ramirez said...
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Mart Ramirez said...

Awesome contest. Thank you Ms. Wells for taking the time out and thank you Query Tracker for having her!

Can't wait to hear results.