*****THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!*****
If you would like to enter, please follow this link.
Today we're excited to announce that we're having our very first agent participant contest! Woohoo!
This Friday, May 6th at 10 AM EST, we will open up for entries in our first ever twitter pitch contest!
Meet the awesome agent who's agreed to be our first judge!
Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency!
Sara is the Associate Literary Agent at Nelson Literary Agency. She's actively and enthusiastically acquiring new clients!
Nelson Literary Agency specializes in representing young adult and middle grade, science fiction and fantasy, romance (all genres except category or inspirational), commercial fiction, women's fiction (including chick lit) and high concept literary fiction.
Sara is particularly interested in "contemporary YA and MG novels - stories set in the real world, preferably with a multicultural or historical aspect." And would also "love to work on more science fiction and fantasy books." She loves "fantastical stories - especially when they are unique and beautifully written," and says "My favorite young adult reads in 2010 were ASH by Malinda Lo and THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger."
For those of you that don't write YA, Sara also likes romance books that are "super sexy and intelligent" and commercial fiction that has "a unique story and superior writing."
Some of Sara's clients and their upcoming books include:
Miranda Kenneally - SCORE (Sourcebooks, December 2011)
Allison Rushby - SHOOTING STARS
Jennifer Shaw Wolf - BREAKING BEAUTIFUL
And now for the best part, THE PRIZE. Sara has offered to review the first 30 pages of the manuscript whose pitch she liked the most!
How it works:
This contest is for COMPLETED POLISHED MANUSCRIPTS ONLY. If you wouldn't want an agent to read it yet, don't enter.
You have 140 characters to pitch your novel. NO ABBREVIATIONS. So be crafty, you have four days to come up with the perfect pitch for your book.
We will only accept entries in the genres that Sara Megibow represents. (See her bio above.)
The full rules will post when the contest officially opens. Entries will open at 10am ET Friday and close at 11:59pm ET Saturday May 7th.
In other contest news:
Maggie Stiefvater is having a GIANT FOREVER TRAILER CONTEST in which you can win awesome things like an early copy of FOREVER and an ARC of THE SCORPIO RACES (aka Secret Novel). And tons of other goodies! So go check it right now!
As always, if you have a contest you'd like to share, post the link in our Mr. Linky!