Winners Announced! The 11th "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest (Middle Grade)

The 11th (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog has now formally been judged by agent Sara Sciuto. This 11th installment took place last month and was for writers of middle grade. Click through to see the winners. Note: The 12th contest, for writers of mystery novels, is live/open until EOD, Sept. 15, 2012.
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2016 Update: Sara is no longer agenting. Do not read out to her.
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The 11th (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog has now formally been judged by agent Sara Sciuto. This 11th installment took place last month and was for writers of middle grade. See the winners below!

Note: The 12th contest, for writers of mystery novels, is live/open until EOD, Sept. 15, 2012.

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WINNERS!

The three winners, as chosen by agent judge Sara Sciuto, are, in no order:

Stefanie Wass
THE WRITE WAY HOME

Charline Profiri
WORD NERD

Kathryn Sparks
MISS REALITY NATALIE

PRIZES!!!

Top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of the first 10 double-spaced pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.

MEET YOUR (AWESOME) AGENT JUDGE!

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Sara Sciuto is a new member of Full Circle Literary. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Sara also completed literature coursework at NYU. Before joining Full Circle, she gained valuable experience working on film and foreign rights with the Taryn Fagerness Agency. Her great passions in life are travel and good food - and good books, of course, but that goes without saying! While she's always cultivating new obsessions, her latest are photography and sailing. Find her on Twitter. She specializes in books for children. Below find four children's novels that her agency, Full Circle Literary, has repped:

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