For the fifth year, Serendipity Literary Agency and Sourcebooks Inc. are hosting their YA Novel Discovery Contest.
The idea being that querying and pitching are different skills than writing, and this is a chance to have the first 250 words of your YA novel speak for themselves.
They're running the contest all of November, as a get-your-butt-in-that-chair incentive given that it's NaNoWriMo. (But you'll want to make sure that what you submit to the contest isn't your first draft!)
Last year’s winner, Lori Goldstein, received a two book deal. Her first book BECOMING JINN will be published by Feiwel and Friends.
Check out the contest details (including the prizes and the editors who read the top 20 submissions) here.
Good luck, and Write On!
I am a big believer in contests. Not only do they introduce you to fellow writers, "losing" is key to helping you evaluate your work and make it better. As last year's winner, I urge writers on the fence about entering to do it. You never know what good things may come from it! BECOMING JINN (whose first page that won me this contest can be read at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com) was my winning entry last year and it will be published in Spring 2015 by Macmillan's Feiwel and Friends! Still pinching self!
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