Hey, just learned about a wonderful contest but hurry, it ends tonight!
The winning entry receives the chance to send a 40-page partial submission to agent Suzie Townsend, who will also critique those pages.
Suzie is a junior agent with Peter Rubie’s agency Fine Print Literary Management. The title “junior agent” means Suzie is actively building her client list!! And for my fellow fantasy writers, she is interested in repping fantasy!
To enter the contest, go here. To see more about Fine Print Literary Management, go here.
Oh yeah, and there’s also some books being given away and stuff. But we’re entering because of Suzie, right? 🙂
Looks like I am the contest girl lately. I’m entering Flynn into all sorts of things, and my latest venture is something that you guys might want to check out too.
Remember Guide to Literary Agents blog? The blog which I consider my MVP as far as agent-snagging resources go? They are hosting a contest in which you can submit the first 150-200 pages of your manuscript. First, second and third place winners receive a critique of their first few pages by Jennifer Laughran, an agent with Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Andrea Brown is one of the agencies for quality YA fiction right now.
The contest only runs through Feb. 21, so hurry!
In other news, I’m still working my way through the second in the Gemma Doyle trilogy. Parts of the mystery seem a bit thin to me, but it’s a good yarn. I’m interested to see what happens, and how this will lead into a third book.
The winner of the Happy Endings Writing Contest is:
Fishy, for her beat-the-odds, did-lots-of-things-someone-in-my-economic-and-life-bracket-shouldn’t-be-able-to-do happy ending.
Congratulations Fishy! You can expect to see your new YA book soon.
I recently got in a discussion at Science Fiction and Fantasy Novelists about happy endings–are they cheesy? Unrealistic? Do you like them or find them trite?
I won’t delve into that argument here. Maybe I’ll save it for a later post. But it did give me an idea for Up and Writing’s very first ever contest.Ooooh.
I want to hear your very best real-life happy ending. When did you fight the proverbial dragon and win? When did you find true love? When did everything look dark, only to end in a “eucatastrophe” (a term coined by Tolkien, meaning the opposite of catastrophe)?
The winner will receive a free YA fantasy/sci fi book. You can leave your stories as comments here, or e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you leave them as comments, please leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you win.
This contest runs for exactly one week–until Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the end of the day. On Wednesday morning, I’ll reveal the answers and e-mail the winner.
Can’t wait to hear your stories!