Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 16, 2015

THE 6TH ANNUAL YA DISCOVERY CONTEST

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Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!

Serendipity Literary Agency in conjunction with Sourcebooks Inc. is hosting their sixth annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition.

Have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day? Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent? No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win exposure to editors and a reading of your manuscript by one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.

Regina Brooks is the CEO of Serendipity Literary Agency and the author of the award winning book Writing Great Books for Young Adults now available in a second edition.

Great Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks AND receive 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 from editors at Scholastic, Random House/Penguin, Little Brown, Candlewick, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, and Abrams Books.

Here’s How It Works: The rules of the contest are simple, and entering is easy. Submit entries of ONLY the first 250 words of your manuscript and the title via the contest website at: serendipitylit.com/contest.

One entry per person; anyone age 14+ can apply.

ENTRY FEE: $15. Open to the U.S. and Canada (void where prohibited).

DEADLINE: Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted until 11:59 pm November 30th, 2015 (ET).

YA literary agent Regina Brooks and her team will read all of the entries and determine the top 20 submissions. These submissions will then be read by editors at Scholastic, Random House/Penguin, Little, Brown, Candlewick, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, and Abram Books. Judges will whittle the top 20 down to five, and each of the five winners will be provided commentary on their submissions.

—NOVEMBER IS NaNoWriMo—
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) – an international event where aspiring novelists are encouraged to write an entire novel in 30 days – this contest is meant to encourage the aspiring YA author to get started on that novel by offering an incentive for completing the first 250 words.

So… ENTER HERE!

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Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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