Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Contest or Two

Hi all!
Thought I'd kick off this blog with some contest news. I got an email this evening from saying that they will be holding their first ever Agent Judged Contest on Monday, April 13th.

Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary will be judging the contest next week on the QueryTracker blog. To enter, you just have to submit a one sentence hook for your book. More details will be provided on the QueryTracker blog on Monday, April 13th.

Grand prize: full submission of manuscript
1st Place: 50 page submission
2nd Place: 30 page submission
3rd Place: 10 page submission

According to Agent Query & her Publisher's Marketplace profile, Ms. Volpe accepts both middle grade and YA. And guess what, there's no cap on the number of submissions she receives, meaning she could get 100 or 1000 entries. The entries however are limited to 2 per person. They also say do not pitch an unfinished manuscript.


The Knight Agency is holding a contest called BOOK IN A NUTSHELL. You have to submit 3 compelling sentences (150 words maximum) about your completed, unpublished manuscript to The deadline is April 20, 2009. Winners will be notified by May 1, 2009.

While they primarily represent adult titles, they also do YA by such authors as Monica McKayhan, L. Divine (Drama High series), Rachel Caine, and Diana Peterfrend.

Good luck to all who decide to enter!

1 comment:

Tee Brown said...

Yaaay, Crystal! Glad to see you've taken the plunge. And what an informative blog you have so far.


Tee (aka, Tameka)