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Saturday, January 28, 2012

January Contest Reminder

Agent Natalie Fischer Lakosil from the Bradford Literary Agency will be judging our next contest, which opens at 9 am EST on Monday, January 30th.

This contest is open to the following genres:
Commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book to teen), romance (contemporary, paranormal and historical), and upmarket women’s fiction. Specific likes within those genres include historical, multi-cultural, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, and middle grade with heart.

Ms. Lakosil wants to see the first 100 words (plus or minus 1/2 sentence--don't just cut it off mid sentence) of COMPLETED novels and a one sentence logline. There is a limit to only ONE entry.

At 9am on January 30th, we will make a submission form for the contest available on the QueryTracker.net website. (A free QueryTracker.net membership will be necessary to use the form.) A link will be posted on this site at the start of the contest. Only entries received through the online form will be accepted. Entries emailed directly to the agent or agency will be disqualified. Any entries with logline longer than a single sentence or with an opening longer than 100 words (it can be less than that, but no more than a few extra words over) will be disqualified.

* Please note: Sometimes the email notifications from this blog do not go out right when the post is published (a Google Blogger issue we cannot control). If you are an email subscriber, please realize this email might arrive after the contest has begun. Therefore, you should visit the QueryTracker Blog whether or not you receive an email about the contest on January 30th to get the link to the submission form.


ramblinbess said...

What's a log line? :) Just a one-sentence pitch? Thanks!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yes, ramblinbess, it is a single-sentence pitch.

There are some links under Latest Contest (in the side bar) to help you write one.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Thanks, Stina! I'm so excited that picture books can be entered.

Can chapter books be entered? Can you enter more than one piece?

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great contest...I've been sharing it with my friends. :)

ramblinbess said...

Just wanted to let you know that I got a screen after submitting that said you must be a member and to log in if you are a member. Not being sure if I had submitted it correctly, I signed in again and resubmitted, but then I got the same screen. I hope I did get to submit my entry/I hope I won't annoy anyone by submitting twice. Just thought I should let you all know. Thx!