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

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!

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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!

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HOW TO SUBMIT

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

WHAT TO SUBMIT

The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of middle grade or young adult fiction.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/blog) to your blogroll. Please provide link(s) so I can verify eligibility!

CONTEST DETAILS

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.
2.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.
3.This contest is solely for completed book-length works of middle grade and young adult fiction (kids novels).
4.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.
5.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.)

PRIZES!!!

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.

MEET YOUR (AWESOME) JUDGE!

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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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