- Adult submissions will be open on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.
- During the appropriate submission window, send your LOGLINE and the first 250 words of your COMPLETED AND POLISHED MANUSCRIPT.
- The word count is set at 310. This allows for a maximum of 60 words for your logline. (Most loglines are shorter than this.)
- To submit, GO HERE and follow the directions. Be sure to check your word count and preview your entry before hitting "submit."
- YES, you may submit your entry if you were in any Secret Agent contests this year.
- NO, you MAY NOT submit if you were one of last year's 60 Baker's Dozen entrants...UNLESS it is a DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPT.
- NO, you MAY NOT submit more than one manuscript in the same category. You may, however, submit one entry in each category (1 adult and 1 MG/YA).
- All entrants must pay an $10 entry fee. You will be asked to pay before your entry is completed. You do not need a Paypal account to pay the fee (you should be given the option to use a credit card), though it's certainly easier when you do have an account.
- Please do not enter if you are already agented.
- Please notify me if you receive an offer of representation prior to the announcement of winners. Also, please understand that the entry fee is non-refundable.
- By entering this contest, you are giving implicit permission to have your work posted and publicly critiqued.
- All non-winning entries will be given the option for public critique at a later date. Details to be announced.
There has been some interest among potential entrants in submitting 1 YA and 1 MG in next week's submission window. As of now, I have the contest set to accept ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. I am loath to change that, since I really want to limit entries in each category to one per person. If you are personally interested in submitting one MG and one YA, please let me know in the comment box below. I'll see if I can come up with something.
There is a huge storm coming! (Oh, you knew about this? ;P) If there is widespread submission chaos in the Northeast due to power outages, I WILL PROVIDE A THIRD, STORM-FREE WINDOW. So please don't panic. I'll be keeping my eye on this.