What better way to say "I'm back!" than to announce the details of our brand-new, super exciting contest!
ON THE BLOCK is an auction styled after our beloved and retired BAKER'S DOZEN. Here are all the details:
1. ON THE BLOCK will showcase 24 first pages. All genres in all age levels (MG, YA, NA, adult) except erotica/erotic romance will be included.
2. SUBMISSIONS will be held on Thursday, September 10 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm EDT. I will be reading the slush pile and will choose the 24 winners.
3. There will be a $20 entry fee for this contest. You may enter no more than 2 manuscripts. A maximum of 250 entries will be accepted.
4. The 24 winning entries will post on the blog on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6.
5. Our PARTICIPATING AGENTS will then begin to read the entries and decide which ones they want to bid on.
6. On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, the bidding will begin! Each entry will be ON THE BLOCK for EXACTLY 10 MINUTES. At the end of each 10-minute segment, bidding will close, and bidding on the next entry will commence. THIS WILL BE FUN AND EASY, because everyone will only have to watch the bidding on ONE ITEM AT A TIME!
7. Entries will go to the highest bidder (a full request).
Precise submission instructions will post closer to the submission date. The basics are: You will need A LOGLINE and YOUR FIRST 250 WORDS.
This is a NEW CONTEST, so EVERYONE may enter, regardless of which contests you've been in before! You must be unagented, and your entry must be FINISHED and POLISHED. (In other words, if you know you wouldn't let an agent read it right now, then please don't enter.)
We already have over a dozen agents who have said YES! So the buzz has begun.
Questions? Ask them below! I'll do my best to work out all the kinks as quickly as possible.