Agent Natalie Fischer Lakosil from the Bradford Literary Agency will be judging the contest, which opens at 9 am EST on Monday, January 30th.
The contest entry window is 24 hours and will end at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 31st.
This contest is open to the following genres:
Commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book to teen), romance (contemporary, paranormal and historical), and upmarket women’s fiction. Specific likes within those genres include historical, multi-cultural, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, and middle grade with heart.
Ms. Lakosil wants to see the first 100 words (plus or minus 1/2 sentence–don’t just cut it off mid sentence) of COMPLETED novels and a one sentence logline. There is a limit to only ONE entry.
Submissions must be made via our online submission form. (A free QueryTracker.net membership is necessary to use the form and can be accessed from the form page.) Only entries received through the online form will be accepted. Entries emailed directly to the agent or agency will be disqualified. Any entries with logline longer than a single sentence or with an opening longer than 100 words (it can be less than that, but no more than a few extra words over) will be disqualified.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in comments!
Best of luck to everyone and special thanks to Ms. Lakosil for judging!