Friday, September 30, 2011

Details for the Upcoming Oct. 1st Mystery Agent Contest

First, I'd like to draw your attention to the tabs along the top of the screen. I spent some time updating them so we now have all our guest posts and interviews in one convenient place in the GUESTS tab. More epically, we've added THE MYSTERY AGENTS tab, where you can see every contest entry post, reveal post (with agent interviews), and success story - in order as they happened. We hope this will aid you in your agent research and, in the case of the success stories, inspire you.

September's M.A. contest results are coming 
VERY SOON, either Sunday or Monday.


This Saturday, October 1st, the new Mystery Agent contest will launch, so if you're writing in any of the following genres, get ready! Our agent will choose one winner out of maximum 50 entries, and that person will get a 50-page partial request. THIS IS NOT A ONE-LINE PITCH CONTEST! Sorry for yelling. Just wanted to be sure I had your attention. Pitches can be 2-4 sentences long. Please make sure your manuscript is complete and ready to send before entering our contests. Thank you!

Single Title Romance
- all subgenres in the 100,000 word range
- no inspirational

Young Adult and Middle Grade
- all subgenres

Fantasy and Science Fiction
- all subgenres
- for Adult or Young Adult readers

Commercial Fiction
- including women's fiction, chick lit, historical fiction and high concept mainstream commercial fiction


Charity Bradford said...

Ok, just to clarify, for the sci fi/fantasy, does that include adult? I follow so many blogs I mix up which ones are just YA.


Katrina L. Lantz said...

"Fantasy and Science Fiction
- all subgenres
- for Adult or Young Adult readers"

Katrina L. Lantz said...

We're excited to have an M.A. who accepts YA and adult this time around! It varies each month. Thanks for asking.

Charity Bradford said...

Yay! Thanks, just wanted to make sure. ;)

Janet Johnson said...

I love the tabs! Even the contests I haven't entered, I'v learned about great agents and their tastes. So helpful!

Thanks for all you guys do. :)