Attention YA writers with a completed manuscript: there are some upcoming contests that you might want to take advantage of for both the great exposure and the great prizes. Deadlines are approaching soon, so get to work!
19th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Young Adult Fiction hosted by Chuck Sambuchino
Judge: Eric Smith, a literary agent with P.S. Literary.
What to submit: the first 150 – 250 words of your YA novel.
Deadline for entry: October 29, 2015 (please read entry rules)
Entry fee: Free!
Prize: The top 3 winners will receive: 1) A critique of the first 10 double-spaced pages by the agent judge, 2) A free one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com, and 3) Their choice of any of Chuck’s 3 new books.
Fish Publishing Young Adult Novel Contest
Based in Ireland, this small publisher offers some exciting international contests.
Judge: Louise O’Neill, award winning author of young-adult novel Only Ever Yours.
What to submit: the first chapter or 5,000 words of your YA novel. (Shortlisted authors will be requested to submit their entire novel for final selection.)
Deadline for entry: October 30, 2015
Entry fee: Online entries €20. Postal entries: €22.
Prize: winner will have their novel published by Fish Publishing in July 2016.