Thursday, 10 November 2011

Young Adult Novel Competition for Budding Writers

I was sent an email about this competition, I checked the rules and it looks like it's only open to those of you in the USA, but it's definitely worth checking it out. Great opportunity to get that story out there. 
I wish I could enter, but alas I'm in the UK. Good luck to anyone that does choose to enter, thought I would share it with you. 
Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition
No query? No pitch? No problem!
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its Third Annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York's leading YA literary agents! 

If you've written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.

The Grand Prize Winner
 will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks and receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers' Workshop, plus a collection of gourmet teas from

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at Scholastic, Disney, Harlequin Teen, Random House, Viking, Roaring Brook Press, Sourcebooks, and Kimani Tru and receive a one-year subscription to The Writermagazine.

The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.
Enter to win at   Hurry contest ends November 30, 2011
Check out from author Regina Brooks, WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS. A must have for aspiring YA authors
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