Monday, November 2, 2009

Submissions Are Now Open

Our November Secret Agent Contest is officially open!

* Submissions will be open for 24 hours or until 50 eligible entries have been received, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
* Submissions are for COMPLETED MANUSCRIPTS ONLY. If you wouldn't want an agent to read the entire thing, DON'T SEND IT. If an "entire thing" doesn't exist, you shouldn't even be reading these rules.
* Manuscripts THAT HAVE BEEN IN A SECRET AGENT CONTEST DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS (May-October) will not be accepted.
* You may submit A DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPT if you've participated in any of the 2009 Secret Agent contests.
* Only ONE ENTRY per person per contest. If you send more than one, your subsequent entry(ies) will be deleted.
* If you are PAST WINNER, please DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST. (Unless it's a different manuscript.)
* Submissions are for THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript. Please do not stop in the middle of a

Your submission for this contest should be formatted as follows:


(Followed by the excerpt here.)

* No "chapter one," chapter titles, etc.
* You will receive a confirmation email with your post number. I don't always get through quickly. Don't resend.
* Submissions go to facelesswords(at) They DO NOT GO to my authoressmail address. Those of you who are subscribed to this blog via email will note the latter address as the "from." If you use this address for the contest, I WILL NOT SEE YOUR SUBMISSION.

This month's contest will include the following genres:

* Women's fiction (including romance)
* Mysteries and thrillers/suspense
* Fantasy
* Young Adult


  1. Entered! Now back to NaNoWriMo...

  2. Been reading your blog for a loooong time and never comment. This is a great contest you're running here! Looking forward to reading the entries again this time around :) I'm with Feywriter, back to NaNo...

  3. Wonder how many NaNo'ers will be entering the SA contest next month. ;-)

    Off to work on my research and outline. No NaNo'ing for me.

  4. Just entered:) Sounds like a great contest. Happy to say I am a follower of your blog.

  5. Just entered:) Sounds like a great contest. Happy to say I am a follower of your blog.