Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hey Writers! YA Contest

THE 7th ANNUAL
YA DISCOVERY CONTEST

BEGINS NOVEMBER 1st!
No query? No pitch? No problem!


Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents
with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!


Serendipity Literary Agency in conjunction with Sourcebooks Inc. is hosting their seventh annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition.

Do you have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day? Have you been putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent? No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win exposure to editors and a reading of your manuscript by one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.

Regina Brooks is the CEO of Serendipity Literary Agency and the author of  the award winning book Writing Great Books For Young Adults, now available in its second edition.


so… ENTER TO WIN NOVEMBER 1st!  www. serendipity.com/contest


Great Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks, plus a collection of gourmet teas from Possibiliteas.co!


The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize Winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York's premier literary agents for young adult books.  They will also receive commentary on their submissions from editors at Scholastic, HarperCollins, Little, Brown, Macmillan, Skyhorse, Chronicle, Sourcebooks, Simon and Schuster, Abrams Books, Penguin Random House, Disney, and James Patterson’s new imprint, JIMMY Patterson.  In addition, they will receive a year's subscription to The Writer magazine!


Here's How It Works
Entering the contest is easy and the rules are simple. Entries are to be submitted via the contest website at serendipitylit.com/contest. Valid entries shall include the title and ONLY the first 250 words of your manuscript.

One entry per person; anyone age 14+ can apply. There is a $15 entry fee.  Open to the U.S. and Canada (void where prohibited).  Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01 am (ET) November 1st, 2016 until 11:59 pm November 30th, 2016 (ET).

YA literary agent Regina Brooks and her team will read all of the entries and determine the top 20 submissions.  These submissions will then be read by the following editors:


Michael Strother (Harlequin Teen)
Adrienne Szpyrka (Running Press Kids)
Hannah Allaman (Disney)
Taylor Norman (Chronicle)
Jenna Lettice (Random House Books for YR)
Jessica MacLeish (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Annie Berger (Sourcebooks)
Tiffany Lao (Razorbill)
Alex Ulyett (Viking Children's)
Sasha Henriques (Little Brown, JIMMY Patterson Books)
Elizabeth Lynch (HarperCollins Children's/ Harper Teen)
Courtney Code (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
and more...


These judges will whittle the top 20 down to five winners, including a Grand Prize Winner.


so… ENTER TO WIN NOVEMBER 1st!  www. serendipity.com/contest

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