My fabulous agent, Regina Brooks, is once again accepting entries for The Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition. Here’s some information from the contest webpage:
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers’ Workshop, is hosting its third 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 Possibiliteas.co.
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, Harlequin Teen, Random House, Viking, Disney, Roaring Brook Press, Sourcebooks, and Kimani Tru and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.
The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. (Shipped only to addresses in US and Canada.)
YA literary agent Regina Brooks and a select group of readers will read all of the entries and determine the top 20 submissions. These submissions will then be read by Rachel Griffiths, Editor at Scholastic; Nancy Mercado, Executive Editor at Roaring Brook Press; Leah Hultenschmidt, Executive Editor at Sourcebooks; Viola Krista, Editor at Dial (Random House); Evette Porter, Editor at Kimani Tru; Natashya Wilson, Senior Editor at Harlequin Teen; Abby Ranger, Editor at Disney (Hyperion); and Kendra Levin, Editor at Viking (Penguin). These judges will whittle the top 20 down to five, and each of the five winners will be provided commentary on their submissions.
Head over to the contest webpage to enter. While you’re there, you can read my blurb about why it’s such a great opportunity.