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''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Middle Grade and Young Adult (with agent Regina Brooks)

Categories: Children's Writing, Contests.

Note from Chuck. It’s April 28 and it’s been
two weeks. Regina has asked for until Monday
to pick her top winners. Winners will be
announced as soon as we know. Thanks!

Note from Chuck: It’s April 15, 2010, which means this contest
is now closed. Thank you for entering. Winners
should be announced within 14 days or so.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on the blog
for our next contest – coming shortly! 


Welcome to the fourth “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog. This will be
a recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the same, but the niche itself changes—meaning each contest is focused around a specific category or two. So if you’re writing a book-length kids novel, this second contest is for you!


E-mail entries to fourthagentcontest@gmail.com. Please paste everything. No attachments. 


The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of middle grade or young adult fiction.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.

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 (www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blogto your blogroll. Please provide link(s) so I can verify eligibility!


      1. This contest will be live for approximately fourteen days—from March 31 through the end of Wednesday, April 14, EST. Winners notified by e-mail within 14 days of end of contest. Winners announced on the blog thereafter.
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.
This contest is solely for completed book-length works of middle grade and young adult fiction (kids novels).
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.
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 added by me in the “Comments” section of this blog post. (If you have questions or concerns, write me personally at literaryagent@fwmedia.com.)


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 WritersMarket.com



Regina Brooks is the founder of Serendipity
Literary in Brooklyn. She has edited,
written and agented books. She is the
author of Writing Great Books for Young Adults.

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16 Responses to ''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Middle Grade and Young Adult (with agent Regina Brooks)

  1. Thank you for the opportunity! I love contests.

    This contest is linked to my twitter: http://twitter.com/katrinalantznov
    and my writing blog: http://katrinalantznovelist.blogspot.com/
    and my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/katrina.lantz?ref=mf

    Good luck, everyone!

  2. Thanks for hosting this contest. I linked Guide to Literary Agents Blog with my blog: Writers Mirror, Writers Interviews and Book Reviews at http:/www.writersmirror.blogspot.com. I also recommended your blog and listed a link on my Facebook profile page for Cindy R. Williams.

  3. I have submitted and entry for this contest as well and posted about it @EInspirations.

  4. Lydia Kang says:

    Thanks for the contest! I’ll be emailing soon.
    I blogged about it today and you’re already on my blogroll.

  5. Christina Widener says:

    I posted the contest on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/christina.widener?ref=profile

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Kimmy says:

    Posted the contest on Query Tracker:


    and on my Facebook page! Thanks for another great contest!

  7. Valerie Kemp says:

    Forgot to add in my entry that GTLA is on my blogroll at http://valeriekwrites.blogspot.com and that I posted about the contest on facebook.

  8. Very cool contest. Thanks for offering it. I just sent my email, and have blogged about the contest here: Flash Update: First Page Contest This blog is already on my blog roll in the agent / publisher section. On my way to tweet @nicholegiles.

    Good luck to everyone who enters.

  9. Dear Chuck, thanks for hosting another wonderful contest.
    Dear Ms. Brooks, thank you for accepting this additional work.

  10. Tweeted here. Will also include link in email. Exciting stuff!

  11. I’m excited that there’s another contest. Thanks for another opportunity.

  12. Aimee says:

    My email has been sent! Good luck to all.

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