12th “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest (Mysteries) Winners Announced!

Agent judge Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown has finished judging all the entries for the 12th free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest. The contest was for writers of adult and YA mysteries. Here are her three winners (in no order):

A Boat Against the Current by Amy Makechnie

Fingers Crossed by Marie Langager

Warwick Hall by Kristina Pérez

Congrats to all three! All three winners receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com as well as 10-page critique from the agent judge. To learn more about agent judge Sarah LaPolla, read below. Thanks to all who entered.




Sarah LaPolla is an associate agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. She studied creative writing at Ithaca College and has an MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School. She started working in the foreign rights department at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2008 and became an associate agent in 2010. Sarah represents both adult and YA fiction. For adult books, she is looking for literary fiction, urban fantasy, magical realism, dark/psychological mystery, and literary horror. On the YA side, she welcomes all genres and is drawn to unique voices and strong, complex characters.

See below for several awesome books that Sarah and her co-agents have repped!


Cracked (Simon Pulse, Jan. 2012), by K.M. Walton

Empty, by K.M. Walton

Trainwreck (find it as of now on Goodreads), by Christa Desir

The Philadelphian, by Richard Powell.


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