Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dear Lucky Agent Contest

We interrupt this spring break for some important news.

For those of you who read my personal blog, this is a rerun, plus I usually post on Thursdays here, but for those of you who are writing and trying to get their names out there, I wanted to share this contest with you ...before it was too late. =)

How do you get your work out there? How does anyone find out who you are?

You need to take a few risks. Have people look at your work, see how people feel about the writing. A great way to do this is through agent contests. Here is one I feel is worth sharing (plus I'm considering entering):

The "Dear Lucky Agent Contest" for middle grade and YA writers (with Regina Brooks).

The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of middle grade or young adult fiction. You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Also, submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.
(paragraph copied from Guide to Literary Agents)

Top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of 10 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to (paragraph copied from Guide to Literary Agents) *squeal!* Why not try!

If you write for middle grade or YA, I suggest jumping on over and taking a look! The contest ends April 14th, so time is running out! Yikes, I'd better get my stuff on over! Good luck guys!


beth said...

I've not entered this contest, but I did enter a couple at Miss Snark's First Victim--they really helped me to focus my writing.

lotusgirl said...

I'm taking my book to the cleaners. It's in need of some scrubbing, but thanks for the heads up anyway. I appreciate when people share contests they find.