Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest!!
byon October 20th, 2010 at 10:31 PM (1800 Views)
From C. Hope Clark's blog...
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its second Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition. If you've written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—submit an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.
The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks and receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers' Workshop.
The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at Candlewick, Scholastic, Harlequin, MacMillan, Viking, Roaring Brook Press, and Sourcebooks and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.
The First 100 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. (Shipped only to addresses in US and Canada.)
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01am (ET) November 1 until 11:59pm (ET), November 30, 2010.
This is a great opportunity, so check it out!