Friday, October 18, 2013

November Mystery Agent - Details!


 
Heads up, OA denizens! We've got a brand new Mystery Agent coming your way Friday, November 1st, and if you have a complete manuscript and a Tweet-length pitch at the ready, our MA would love to hear from you!

Specifically, here is what our MA is looking for:


- YA, NA, and Adult
-science fiction
-fantasy
-steampunk
-contemporary
-action/adventure 
-romance (YA and NA only)

Our MA is particularly interested in projects that are high-concept and those that explore self-identity and character growth.

This contest is open to newbies and veterans alike. Whether you've won a Mystery Agent contest or have never entered one before, our MA would love to hear from you.


So polish up those Tweet-length pitches - which, for the uninitiated, is 140-characters - and be ready! We will open the post at 10AM EST on November 1st, and close whenever we reach 50 entries.

We can't wait to see your pitches!

7 comments:

  1. Since we usually get questions, here's a link to the official contest rules from a previous contest (they usually go up with the actual contest post)
    http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-2013-mystery-agent-contest.html
    Just make a note that the pitch length was different for that contest--November's agent is looking for Twitter-length pitches

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  2. I have seen the phrase "high concept" around a few times now and am not sure what agents mean when they say they're looking for that, does anyone have any insight into that? Thanks very much.

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    1. Hi Jen - I'll do my best to sum it up ;)

      High-concept basically means a story idea that can be pitched in one succinct, catchy premise. A (bad) example would be something like, "Alice in Wonderland in space." By contrast, a 'quiet' story that is hard to summarize because of all the character details and plot nuances is not high-concept.

      Does that makes sense?

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    2. Yes, thank you. That does make sense. Ha, Alice in Wonderland IN SPACE might not be as bad as you think.

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  3. I know our pitches have to be 'tweet length' but we still submit them on here right?

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    1. Yeah we're supposed to put them in the comments box once the post goes live. = )

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