7th ''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Young Adult

This contest is now closed. The three lucky winners
were notified via email on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.
Thanks to all who entered! New contests soon!


Welcome to the seventh (free!) “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 young adult novel, this seventh contest is for you!


E-mail entries to seventhagentcontest@gmail.com. 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The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of young adult fiction.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 (www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blogto 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


      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.
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.

contest is solely for completed book-length works of young adult fiction.
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 possibly added by me in the “Comments”
section of this blog post. (If you have questions or concerns, write me
personally at literaryagent@fwmedia.com. 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 WritersMarket.com


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


Books represented by agents of the LD Literary Agency include:



Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates
by Inara Scott



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10 thoughts on “7th ''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Young Adult

  1. ali

    This is very cool, Chuck! Thanks for this!

    Unfortunately, I’m heavy in revisions so I don’t think I’m free to enter but … it’s a great opportunity for those that ARE ready!

    Good luck to all who enter!

  2. Jen Zeman

    I’m a Twitter newbie and was wondering the same thing as Kirstin about Twitter. I shared the link, but I’m wondering how I provide you a link to my Twitter post (sorry, "Tweet"!). Any guidance is appreciated!

    Thanks Chuck.

    Jen Zeman

  3. Kirstin

    I’m trying to figure out how to send you a link to my posts on facebook and/or twitter. I did the same thing that Kimmy, above did (copied and pasted the url), but someone who tested it for me(and is my friend on facebook) tells me it takes her to a different post and I tried to view Kimmy’s post to FB (from comment 1) but because I’m not her friend, it won’t let me view it. Any advice on how to give you the proof that the link’s been posted twice?

  4. MarcyKate

    These contests are fabulous! I do have a quick question: under the "What to Submit" section it says the category is Young adult, but under the Contest Details section #3 says the contest is solely for urban fantasy and paranormal romance and that both YA and adult novels are accepted. Could you clarify what we can submit – only Urban fantasy/paranormal romance YA or any YA?

    Thank you and thanks for running these contests!


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