We've missed a few months for the Mystery Agent Contests over at Operation Awesome, but now that the summer is winding down we'll be back on track with agents committed for August, September, and October. So keep an eye on Operation Awesome for details on a wishlist for the August 1 Mystery Agent Contest!
Plus, Adventures in YA & Children's Publishing is running another Pitch+250 Contest, and I've been invited to be one of the judges for Round 1! Here's how to enter (be sure to follow their blog for updates, including the agent judges reveal!):
Submissions will be accepted starting on Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00pm EST time. The submission window will close on August 3rd at 11:00pm EST
time, or when we receive 50 submissions, whichever comes first. The
entries will consist of a pitch of no more than 100 words plus the first
250 words of your completed manuscript. For your pitch, think logline,
Pitch+250 is open to YA, NA, and MG submissions only. It will consist of
3 rounds of judging. We will accept a maximum of 50 submissions.
Round 1: A great set of bloggers will judge the submissions. The 25
submissions with the highest scores will move on to the next round.
Round 2: YA authors will judge the top 25 submissions. The 10 highest scores will move on to the next round.
Round 3: Agent and Editor judges will score the top 10 submissions.
The top 10 submissions will receive a critique from one of our judges.
All 50 entrants will receive scorecards from each round of judging they
Starting at 6:00 pm Eastern
time on Wednesday, July 31st, please send your pitch of no more than
100 words plus the first 250 words of your completed manuscript in the
body of an email to 4kidlit (at) gmail (dot) com. We will accept a maximum of 50 submissions. You must include Pitch+250 in the subject line. Please use the following format in the body of your email: