Sunday, July 27, 2014

16th "Dear Lucky Agent"

16th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest Submission deadline is July 30th, 2014. Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents has announced the 16th free “Dear Lucky Agent” contest. Fellow authors, do you have a completed middle grade novel? If you do, this contest is for you and it's free to enter. You could win a critique of the first ten pages of your manuscript.

Check the details on Guide to Literary Agents

Middle grade fiction. The agent judge did not choose to exclude any subgenre, so everything is fair game.
  1. This contest will be live through the end of July 30, 2014, PST. Winners notified by e-mail within approximately three weeks 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. 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. All that said, you are urged to only submit your best work.
  4. The contest is open to everyone of all ages, save those employees, officers and directors of GLA’s publisher, F+W Media, Inc.
  5. 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 chuck.sambuchino (at) The Gmail account above is for submissions, not questions.)
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 ($50 value)!

About the judge:
Peter Knapp joined the Park Literary Group in July 2011, where he represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction. His recent sales include a contemporary YA to Scholastic, a contemporary MG to Penguin, and a YA fantasy series to Entangled. He does not represent picture books or nonfiction. Prior to joining Park Literary, he was the story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, where he consulted on book-to-film adaptations for Los Angeles-based film and TV entities. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in art history.

Victoria Roder is the author of middle grade mystery The Curse of King Ramesses II, and action adventure Sled Dog Tales, Picture books An Important Job to Do: A Noah's Ark Tale and What if a Zebra Had Triangles. Teen puzzle book and devotional Directions For Life and three adult mystery novels.

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