Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Lucky Agent Contest

Hey writers of YA! Here's another great contest. I'm going to enter my young adult sci fi novel: Colonization.

E-mail entries to Please paste everything. No attachments.
The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of young adult fiction.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.
Please note: To be eligible to submit, I ask that you do one of two things: 1) Mention and link to this contest twice through your social media—blogs, Twitter, Facebook; or 2) just mention this contest once and also add Guide to Literary Agents Blog ( to your blogroll. Please provide link(s) so the judge and I can verify eligibility. Some previous entrants could not be considered because they skipped this step!
1. This contest will be live for approximately fourteen days—from Oct. 21 through the end of Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, EST. Winners notified by e-mail within three weeks of end of contest. Winners announced on the blog thereafter.
2. To enter, submit the first 150-200 words of your book. Shorter or longer entries will not be considered. Keep it within word count range please.
3. This contest is solely for completed book-length works of young adult fiction.
4. You can submit as many times as you wish. You can submit even if you submitted to other contests in the past, but please note that past winners cannot win again.
5. The contest is open to everyone of all ages, save those employees, officers and directors of GLA's publisher, F+W Media.
6. By e-mailing your entry, you are submitting an entry for consideration in this contest and thereby agreeing to the terms written here as well as any terms possibly added by me in the "Comments" section of this blog post. (If you have questions or concerns, write me personally at The Gmail account above is for submissions, not questions.)
Top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of the first 10 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to

Tamar Rydzinski is a literary agent
at the Laura Dail Literary Agency in NYC.

Who's going to enter???


Unknown said...

Would love to enter, but my novels are for 10 to 13 yr. olds and I live in the UK... :-(

Belle Wong said...

Sounds like a great contest - good luck!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Good luck, Aubrie! I entered too. :)

Julie Musil said...

Good luck to you! Mine isn't ready yet, so I can't enter this time around. But what a great opportunity!

Tiana Smith said...

Sounds really interesting. I'm thinking about it ... Thanks for letting us know.

Sheila Deeth said...

Ah, I wish I could but I just sent a query to a publisher so I'll have to wait. Nice reminder that I should have more stuff written and ready to send. Wishing you luck!

Theresa Milstein said...

Chuck Sambuchino's Lucky Agent contests are great. I entered Aura and The Mist Chasers.

Good luck, Aubrie!

Unknown said...

I just heard about this over at Nicole's place! I'm in awe of this contest... and though my work isn't ready to submit I dream at the opportunity to one day have the opportunity again!

Patti said...

I'm so in. Thanks for posting this.

Carol Kilgore said...

Wish I wrote YA :(

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Susan Fields said...

Sounds like a great opportunity - good luck!

Tracy Loewer said...

I'm focussing on MG right now, but good luck!

Patti said...

I'm so there. Thanks for the info.