This will be our FIFTH BAKER'S DOZEN AGENT AUCTION (and probably our last)! Here's everything you need to know for now:
October 28 and 30 -- Adult fiction (all genres except erotica and erotic romance)
November 4 and 6 -- Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction (all genres)
THE ACTUAL AUCTION DATE: December 2
Now, there will be lots of other dates nestled in there as well, such as our logline critique rounds (3 of them), winner notification dates, and so on. But the above dates are THE BIG ONES. So mark your calendars!
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BAKER'S DOZEN AGENT AUCTION IS:
The Baker's Dozen Agent Auction is MSFV's biggest event of the year. 60 250-word entries, hand-picked by Jodi Meadows and Authoress, will be placed on the auction block for agents to bid on (with requests for pages, up to a full manuscript request). It bears the name "Baker's Dozen" because the original auction in 2010 included 13 agents--a baker's dozen.
There is a $15 entry fee. (Note: this is an increase from the last couple of years.) Please understand that this is the only MSFV event with an entry fee--because it is, hands down, the most time-intensive to plan, set up, and run.
Amazingly, we've got 19 AGENTS SIGNED UP for this year's auction! This is an all-time record, and assures us of a high level of professional competitiveness and behind-the-scenes trash talking (my favorite part). Hooray for excited agents!
Spread the word! Take a moment to share this link on your blog. Or swipe the info and include a link back here. The bidding is always fast and furious (I seriously have to clear my calendar that morning); too much fun to risk missing.
If you're new to the Baker's Dozen, you can learn more by perusing past contests. Just click on the "Baker's Dozen" tag in the archives (on the side bar).
Oh, and now's your chance to ask questions and get generally chatty in the comment box. No question is too stupid (well, unless 5 people have already asked the same thing, in which case it's a matter of YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION), so ask away.
Oh, and if you're asking about NA? So far, at least one of our participating agents is accepting it, so all NA authors are invited to submit to the ADULT ROUND, with NA included in your genre designation.