Tuesday, March 17, 2015

April Mystery Agent Contest!


Welcome to the lottery for our April Mystery Agent contest! Are your manuscripts polished and your pitches ready to go?

What are we looking for?
A 50-word blurb!
What is our Mystery Agent seeking?
Genre: Fantasy and Sci-fi (for YA / Adult) 
When can you enter?
Right now! The lottery will close Tuesday, March 31st, at 11:59pm, CST.


How to enter:
•  Enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter below.
•  Make sure you complete the last step in the Rafflecopter and email your entry to operationawesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com. Email the following in this format:

Name:
Email address:
Pen Name: (if applicable--this will be the name posted in the forum)
Genre:
Word Count:
50-word Blurb:
Do you want to be included in the forum for feedback? (yes or no)

Important: Once you have completed this last step, type “Done” in step 3 of the Rafflecopter and click "Enter!" to complete your entry. That's it!

Please enter only once and only if your manuscript is finished and query-ready.
The lottery will close Monday, March 30th, at 11:59 pm CST. Lottery winners for our Mystery Agent's consideration will be posted here on the blog on April 1st (no joke!).

TWENTY lucky entrants will be selected and not only will the Mystery Agent take a look at them for a chance to win fabulous prizes, but we'll be posting all 20 entries (who opted to be included) here on the blog on April 1st for cheerleading and constructive feedback. And last but certainly not least, the reveal, along with the winner and to-be-announced prize, will be posted here sometime in the month of April.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.

Good luck and...
       HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!


13 comments:

  1. The post doesn't mention the first 250, but the Rafflecopter does. I sent mine just in case.

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  2. Thanks Patchi! I just fixed it. :-) This fab agent is looking for 50 word blurb. (your entry will be fine though.. since the rafflecopter was in error at the time of your entry.) Thanks for the heads up!

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  3. Uh oh! After I wrote my manuscript's name, I hit "enter" to go down to the next line... but I think Rafflecopter thought I was finished, and submitted my entry unfinished! Is there a way to fix this?

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    1. No worries Lauren! If it submitted, you have an entry in the drawing. Just make sure you email all the text info:
      Name:
      Email address:
      Pen Name: (if applicable--this will be the name posted in the forum)
      Genre:
      Word Count:
      50-word Blurb:
      Do you want to be included in the forum for feedback? (yes or no)

      to the OA email address at operationawesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com

      Good luck!

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  4. Oh no, it looks like I have 3 entries, but I haven't actually made it past my name. Sorry, this is my first time using Rafflecopter. May I email you my entry? Thanks!

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    1. yeah-- not sure about the ins and outs on Rafflecopter-- so if you have entries, you're good! But you DO need to email your entry for sure :-)
      Good luck!

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  5. Does "Name" refer to our name or our novel's name? I assumed ours, until I read a comment down here and realized there's nowhere else looking for the title, which is unusual.

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    1. The title isn't as important as the blurb for this agent. :-) "Name" would refer to your name. :-)

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  6. Is it ok to submit for April if we've won (or been a runner up) in a past contest?

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    1. Sure!! You are welcome to enter even if you've won (or been a runner up) for previous contests. :-) Good luck!

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  7. I don't see anywhere to list the title of the manuscript. I filled everything out on Rafflecopter and sent the email though. I typed "done" in the section asking for the email to be sent. Was this wrong?

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    1. No need for the title :-) Sounds like you did fine :-) Good luck!

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