Friday, June 13, 2014

The July Mystery Agent Lottery - CLOSED



And we're back! Did you miss us? Because we missed you!

We have a fabulous July Mystery Agent all lined up for you - but with our new revamped contest, the fun is going to start a little early. Our Mystery Agent will accept 15 pitches, with your log line and the entire first page of your manuscript, and starting now, you can enter the Mystery Agent Lottery for one of those 15 slots.

Our Mystery Agent is actively seeking the following:

- Young Adult horror/thrillers
- Contemporary YA with a hook


- Speculative fiction
- All kinds of adult romance
- Picture books


If you have a completed manuscript in one of these genres, please enter your name and contact information into the Rafflecopter below. Please enter only once, and only if your manuscript is finished and query-ready. 

The lottery will close on June 20th, and winners will be contacted with instructions for submitting their work. And not only will our agent be able to read the entries, but so will all of you! All 15 entries will be posted here on the blog on our Mystery Agent day, July 1st, for your cheerleading and constructive feedback. And last but certainly not least, the reveal, along with the fabulous to-be-announced prizes, will be posted here sometime in the month of July.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
If I left anything out or you have any other questions, please do leave a comment so one of us can point you in the right direction. Best of luck to everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting this! I always enjoy the suspense in these raffles, wondering if I'll get in or not. =)

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    1. Thank you for entering! :) Good luck!

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  2. I hit enter without typing in my email address. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.

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    1. Hi booksbyhc - shoot us an e-mail at operationawesome6(at)gmail(dot)com and be sure to mention the name you entered under. If you're selected, we'll get in touch with you at that address. Thank you for entering!

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  3. Hi is this open to everyone as i live in the Uk. Thanks

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    1. Hi Jean - this contest is for everyone with a finished manuscript in the above genres, including international participants. Good luck!

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  4. YA and picture books, but no middle grade, correct? Thanks! :)

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    1. Our MA didn't specify any MG this time, Rachel, but we'll be holding more contests in the coming months!

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  5. Any suggestions for pitch length? Are you planning a 140 character Twitter version or 3 sentences? And thanks for getting this started again!

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    1. Hi Martha! A 1-2 sentence pitch would be great.

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  6. I'm not sure if my entry worked. Is there a way to verify? Thanks.

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    1. Camille, it looks like your entry went through just fine, but if you'd like to send me your full name just to verify, you can e-mail me at operationawesome6(at)gmail(dot)com. Good luck!

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  7. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! First time doing something like this! Thanks!

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    1. You are very welcome! :) Best of luck!

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  8. Thank you for hosting this! So exciting!
    I accidentally submitted an entry w/out contact info, so resubmitted with my other email. Please delete one so I am only entered twice.
    (Feeling dumb.)

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    1. Thank you for the heads-up, Dionna - I deleted your extra entry.

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  9. For PB's about how many words would be considered the first page? Thanks! I am super excited to be one of the 15 winners!

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    1. Sharon, I think the best way would probably be to copy and paste your full MS into a Word doc and give us the first page's worth of text. Good luck!

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  11. I have a question about the word length for the first page. Is it only 250 words or can it be longer? Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Hi Kathleen! Wherever the first page of your manuscript document cuts off would be great. (But if it cuts off mid-sentence you can complete the sentence.) Good luck!

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  12. One last comment, thanks for being awesome!

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  13. Yay! Thank you so much for this opportunity! Are there any rules on how many entries we can/should comment on?

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