Friday, August 30, 2013

Heads Up: Mystery Agent Contest Coming September 1st!

September has a Mystery Agent!!! And this is what our M.A. wants to see on Sunday (Sept. 1):

A 3-sentence pitch of your novel, maximum 75 words.

M.A. is looking for adult, young adult, and middle grade in the following genres:

  • Fantasy (all types, incl folk & fairy tale re-tellings and magical realism)
  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance (YA only)
  • Horror
(Dark comedy, original voices, and unique worlds a plus!)

If you've got a complete, polished novel that meets the above specifications, then ladies and gentlemen PREPARE YOUR PITCHES! The official contest post will be up the morning of September 1, 2013.

Since we've had some member changes recently, we've updated the blog schedule to include new members:

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As always, thank you for sharing your work and thoughts with us! We wouldn't be Operation Awesome without you.


  1. What time will the post be up on Sunday?

  2. It sounds awesome and I posted on Facebook about it for you.

  3. I'm sorry, but where do we post the pitch? Right here on the blog? Just trying to get my ducks in a row... :)

  4. That's correct, Janice--on the first, a separate post will go up and the pitches go in the comments!

  5. Sweet! Can't Wait! I love reading the pitches! Maybe I'll add my own.

  6. Can we pitch more than one book if they are different age groups? Thanks!

    1. The official rules go up with the contest post (you can see them on previous days like this one ) and they say only one entry per contest. You can always do one this month, and the other in another month.

  7. This sounds great! Is NA acceptable or just those three categories mentioned?

    1. At this time, NA does not appear on this agent's wishlist, and that's what we're going by.

      More and more agents are opening to NA though, so it might appear in future contests with different agents.


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