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Winners Announced: "Dear Lucky Agent" - Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction

A huge thank you to all 150 or so people who entered in my first "Dear Lucky Agent" contest. Agent Katharine Sands of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency looked through all submissions this past week and chose her top winner and two runners-up, each of which will receive a critique and free writing books.

The Winners


Grand-prize winner:

Bocas Time, by Forrest Walker

Runners-up:

Zen Under Fire: Learning to Sit Still in Afghanistan, by Marianne Elliott

Kitten Heels in Kathmandu: The Adventures of a Solo Female Vagabond, by Mary Bartnikowski

A LITTLE ABOUT THE CONTEST JUDGE:

Katharine Sands is an agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She is the agent provocateur for Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye. Books she's repped include:

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SAT Word Slam, by Jodi Fodor

Hands Off My Belly: The Pregnant Woman's Survival Guide to Myths, Mothers and Moods, by Shawn Tassone and Kathryn Landherr

Taxpertise: The Complete Book of Dirty Little Secrets and Tax Deductions for Small Businesses the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know, by Bonnie Lee

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