If you’re looking for a literary agent, here are two upcoming opportunities:
|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!
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.
Check out the list of final round judges!
Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary
Editor: Aubrey Poole, Sourcebooks
Editor: Elizabeth Tingue, Penguin/RH
Agent: Kathleen Rushall, Marsal Lyon Literary
Editor: Jessica MacLeish, Harper Teen
Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary
Editor: Kristin Daly Rens, Balzer & Bray
Editor: Natashya Wilson, Harlequin Teen
Agent: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency
Editor: Meredith Rich, Bloomsbury Spark
Editor: Vicki Lame, St. Martin’s Press
Agent: Cate Hart, Corvisiero Literary
Editor: Amy Stapp, Tor Forge
Editor: Angela James, Carina Press