Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Dear Lucky Agent" Contest Details

E-mail entries to Please paste everything. No attachments. 
The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of young adult fiction. You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Also, submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.
Please note: To be eligible to submit, I ask that you do one of two things: 1) Mention and link to this contest twice through your social media—blogs, Twitter, Facebook; or 2) just mention this contest once and also add Guide to Literary Agents Blog ( your blogroll. Please provide link(s) so the judge and I can verify eligibility. Some previous entrants could not be considered because they skipped this step!
      1. This contest will be live for approximately fourteen days—from Oct. 21 through the end of Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, EST. Winners notified by e-mail within three weeks of end of contest. Winners announced on the blog thereafter.
To enter, submit the first 150-200 words of your book. Shorter or longer entries will not be considered. Keep it within word count range please.
This contest is solely for completed book-length works of young adult fiction.
You can submit as many times as you wish. You can submit even if you submitted to other contests in the past, but please note that past winners cannot win again.
The contest is open to everyone of all ages, save those employees, officers and directors of GLA's publisher, F+W Media.
6. By e-mailing your entry, you are submitting an entry for consideration in this contest and thereby agreeing to the terms written here as well as any terms possibly added by me in the "Comments" section of this blog post. (If you have questions or concerns, write me personally at The Gmail account above is for submissions, not questions.)
Top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of the first 10 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to

Tamar Rydzinski is a literary agent
at the Laura Dail Literary Agency in NYC.


Aubrie said...

Thanks for mentioning this, Nicole! I'm going to enter!

Btw, did you get your copy of Mertales? I got mine and it's beautiful. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Glad you're going to enter, Aubrie. I just did. :)

And yes! I was so happy to receive my copy. It's such a beautiful cover.

Julie Musil said...

I heard about this contest! It's such an awesome opportunity. I have a YA that isn't ready yet, but I wish you lots and lots of luck!

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Nicole!

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jen Daiker said...

This is seriously awesome Nicole!!! If I was more confident with my work (nothings revised) I would have totally entered! This just makes me want to work harder at getting things mastered!

Theresa Milstein said...

Great contest. I've submitted tow pieces. To everyone who submits, good luck!