Posted by: anitanolan | October 5, 2010

Reminder: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Contest for YA/Adult

Contest Closes October 6!

Another “Dear Agent Contest” from Writer’s Digest and Guide to Literary Agents blog:

The contest is for urban fantasy or paranormal in adult fiction or YA fiction.  (No dragons, “high fantasy,” elves, or other planets.)

Entries should be emailed to sixthagentcontest@gmail.com. Please paste everything. No attachments.

Submit the first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name.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, you need to do one of two things: 1) Mention and link to this contest twice through your social media—blogs, Twitter, Facebook; or2) just mention this contest once and also add Guide to Literary Agents Blog (www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog) to your blogroll. Please provide link(s) to verify eligibility. Some previous entrants could not be considered because they skipped this step!

CONTEST DETAILS

1. This contest will be live for approximately fourteen days—from Sept. 22 through the end of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, EST. Winners notified by e-mail within 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 longerentries will not be considered. Keep it within word count range please.
3. This contest is solely for completed book-length works of urban fantasy and paranormal romance (both YA and adult novels are accepted).
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 possibly added by me in the “Comments” section of this blog post. (If you have questions or concerns, write me personally at literaryagent@fwmedia.com. The Gmail account above is for submissions, not questions.)

PRIZES!!!

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

The agent who will critique the winning submissions is: Marisa A. Corvisiero, a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency in NYC.

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