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Kids Contest Winners Announced!

Judging is complete and here are the winners for the second "Dear Lucky Agent" contest, which focused on kids writing. Congratulations to all winners. We had about 400 entries, which was amazing. The current contest (goes till March 14) is for writers of YA and adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

GRAND-PRIZE WINNER: The Not-So-Ordinary Summer of Emily Bartels, by Jeni Bell: Twelve-year-old Emily Bartels joins the swim team in an effort to get closer to her sportswriter father, but gets more than she bargained for when she ends up on the Pee Wee team, swimming with the kindergartners and first-graders.

TWO RUNNERS-UP: Life and Beth, by Lisa Amowitz: When 17-year-old guitarist Beth Collins is scouted by a mysterious arts academy, she soon finds it's not her killer chops they're after, but her other killer talent—the one for controlling death.
The Suspicions of Cairo Jones, by Mary Danielson: In 1920s New York, Cairo Jones, teen reporter, is on the hunt for that big story that will launch her into a real newspaper job, but when a front-page crime hits too close to home, it will take all of her investigative skills to save both Cairo's dreams and her family.

YOUR AGENT JUDGE: Jennifer Laughran is an agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Books she's repped include:

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The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., by Kate Messner
Flash Burnout, by LK Madigan
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It, by Adam Selzer

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