November 11, 2011

Get Discovered!

It's time once again for the YA Novel Discovery Competition! From Serendipity:

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition
Get in Front of Top YA Editors and Agents with
ONLY the First 250 Words of Your YA Novel!

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. Go here:

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 Writer Magazine.

The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.

Enter to win - right here. Here's the kicker: the contest ends November 30, 2011, so if you're doing it, DO IT NOW.

Even though sometimes we find that author contests are somehow deceptive - either with hidden costs inside or hidden scams or something else, this one seems to be the real deal. Regina Brooks is an actual agent and this is a way for her agency to find new authors and enjoy tea and the attention of editors at the same time. In fact, we at Wonderland can honestly endorse this contest because we know someone who placed in the Top 5 last year, and she's really enjoyed having an agent and having her work read and critiqued in preparation for publication. We know that someday soon her very nuanced, detailed, and exciting fantasy will burst onto the scene and find itself many more fans.

Go, Writers!


LinWash said...

Wow! This contest sounds awesome! Um, I assume that the novel has to be finished, right? I'm still in the middle of the writing mine.

tanita✿davis said...

Do you have 250 words done? If so, you're golden. You don't have to be done; the person I know who did this only had most of a first draft done...

LinWash said...

Great! Thanks! I'll try it!