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Sixth ''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy

Categories: Contests.
As of Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 
this contest is now closed.
Winners notified within three
weeks. Thanks to all participants.


Welcome to the sixth (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 book-length novel that’s paranormal romance or urban fantasy, this sixth contest is for you!


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


The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of urban fantasy or paranormal (adult fiction and/or YA fiction are both accepted; no “high fantasy” with dragons, elves or other planets please). 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 step!


      1. This contest will be live for approximately fourteen days—from Sept. 22 through the end of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 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 urban fantasy and paranormal romance (both YA and adult novels are accepted)
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


Marisa A. Corvisiero is a literary agent
at the L. Perkins Agency in NYC.


Books represented by agents of the L. Perkins Agency include:

Women of the Bite, a collection of lesbian vampire erotica, edited by Cecilia Tan.

The Vamps series, by Nancy A. Collins.    

He is Legend, an anthology celebrating Richard Matheson (author of I Am Legend)

An Officer and His Gentleman, by Ryan Field


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16 Responses to Sixth ''Dear Lucky Agent'' Contest: Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy

  1. Kimmy says:

    Hi Chuck – any updates on the contest results?

  2. Well, shoot. Looks like my post didn’t work. I did link twice to this contest when it was still active…



  3. Courtney M. says:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=555487918

    Twitted: http://twitter.com/#!/courtneymalfait

    I’m very excited about this contest. I can’t wait to see the winners.

  4. BethC says:

    Excited to read about the contest. Great prize. Definitely will enter. I’ve blogged about the contest at http://bethcosseywriting.blogspot.com and have you on my blogroll.

    Thanks for all the great help on GLA!!!

  5. Marie Silver says:

    Thanks for holding the contest and giving us a shot.

    I’ve blogged about the contest here: http://marie-silver.livejournal.com/18679.html

    And tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/missmariesilver

  6. Hi-I blogged about your contest here: http://sistersinscribe.blogspot.com/2010/09/contest-monday-and-speak.html and you’ve been on our blogroll for months. Thanks!

  7. Amanda says:

    Not sure if I should post my tweet link here or in the email, so I’ll do both.

    And GTLA has been on my google reader blogroll for ages! Thanks for this fun opportunity!

  8. Susan Spann says:

    I don’t write in this area but I’ve tweeted anyway, just to get the word out. Here’s hoping you have some great entries!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I understand completely when entering a drawing a blogger will give you extra chances for spreading the word through your blog, tweets, etc. But, it’s disappointing when a contest or drawing is closed to a writer when they don’t have a blog, facebook page, or tweet, (and reasons for a writer being in such a state would be varied).

  10. Anonymous Writer says:

    I have a question, can I tweet this link twice, like on two different days? I don’t have a blog, and I have some pretty conservative family members on my Facebook. There aren’t any writers there that would be interested, anyway.

  11. Ms. Corvisiero is very nice and a good critic. This will be a great prize. Good luck everyone!

  12. Buffy Andrews says:

    Thanks Chuck. I’ll get word out via my blog and Inkwell.ning.com. Thanks so much kiddo!

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