Pitch Madness and YARWA Contest

If you’re looking for a literary agent, here are two upcoming opportunities:

Pitch Madness

Brenda Drak’e’s Pitch Madness

Contest Queen-extraordinaire Brenda Drake has her Pitch Madness blog contest open for entries Friday February 20. Entries are open to submit through 2/23 with no limit on entries! There is no entry fee.

The entry includes a max 35-word pitch and the first 250 words of a completed novel-length manuscript.

Brenda’s pre-selected readers will sort through entries in three rounds, and then will post the finalists to the blog for the agent round. Agents will “bid” on page requests up to Full manuscript.

Yours Truly will be one of the many readers to determine the agent round as part of Summer Heacock’s aka fizzygrrl’s team!

For FULL CONTEST DETAILS click here.

#PitMad

A separate #PitMad twitter pitch party March 11, 2015. This is where you pitch your book, all genres and age groups, in a twitter-length blurb, and agents (and everybody) scans the tag on twitter. It’s kind of a free-for-all, but writers DO get requests. I’m one of them! MORE DETAILS HERE.

YARWA’s Rosemary Contest

YA and New Adult writers: The Rosemary contest opens for entries March 1. This is a contest where you submit a partial of your completed manuscript to be peer-judged. Final round entries go to a fantastic panel of judges: 1 lit agent and 2 editors per category.

Entries do not need to have romance as a main theme. There is an entry fee.

For full details and to enter (beginning March 1) click here: YARWA/contest.
Questions, contact: http://yarwa.com/contest-coordinator/

Check out the list of final round judges!

YA Contemporary:
Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary
Editor: Aubrey Poole, Sourcebooks
Editor: Elizabeth Tingue, Penguin/RH

YA Historical:
Agent: Kathleen Rushall, Marsal Lyon Literary
Editor: Jessica MacLeish, Harper Teen
Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing

YA Paranormal:
Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary
Editor: Kristin Daly Rens, Balzer & Bray
Editor: Natashya Wilson, Harlequin Teen

YA Speculative:
Agent: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency
Editor: Meredith Rich, Bloomsbury Spark
Editor: Vicki Lame, St. Martin’s Press

New Adult:
Agent: Cate Hart, Corvisiero Literary
Editor: Amy Stapp, Tor Forge
Editor: Angela James, Carina Press

Paranormal has been split into two categories this year: speculative includes sci-fi, fantasy, and stories that encompass other-worldly elements that may not fit into Paranormal. For questions on genre, see the full details on the site, or contact the contest coordinator. 
Have you found contests useful? Any others upcoming you want to add to the list?
(Let me know if you have any Q’s on these two contests and I’ll either answer or direct you!)
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