Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Secret Agent Early Info

Please note: This is NOT the call for submissions! The contest will open next Monday, May 14.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (please read carefully):

*To enter, please use THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE. (Please note: email submissions are no longer accepted.)
*Submissions will open at NOON EDT on MONDAY, MAY 14 and close at 6:00 PM EDT.
*The first 50 qualifying entries will be accepted. THIS IS NOT A LOTTERY.
* PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for figuring out your own time zone. "Time Zone differences" are NOT a reason for not getting your entry in.
* 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.
* Only ONE ENTRY per person per contest. If you send more than one, your subsequent entry(ies) will be rejected.
* Submissions are for THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript. Please do not stop in the middle of a

GO HERE to submit via our web form.

As always, there is no fee to enter the Secret Agent contest.

This month's contest will include the following genres:

*Middle Grade (all genres)
*YA (all genres except high fantasy and hard SF)
*adult (all genres except women's fiction)

12 comments:

  1. You said Monday, May 13th. Monday is the 14th unless I'm in the wrong year:)

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    1. Ack! Thank you! Apparently I'm the one in the wrong year. :)

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    2. That's not too bad. I thought today was Saturday. Imagine my shock when I found out it was Tuesday. Timewarp...

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    3. LOL! I'm glad it's your bad. Too many times, I forget what year it is!!

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    4. LOL I'm to the point where I say whatever day it currently is outloud, several times. Like, "Wednesday. Wednesday. Wednesday." It's THAT hard to keep track anymore!

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  2. Thanks so much for putting these on for us querying authors! Excited to see all the entries!

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  3. Thank you for hosting this <3

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  4. Have you let "The Chosen Ones" know that they made it yet?

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    1. It wasn't a lottery--unless an entry didn't qualify, it's in!

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  5. What about doing this in two parts? 50 this week and then another 50 the following, since you got a ton of entries? Perhaps agents won't be in it for the second week, then again, maybe they will, but the feedback from fellow writers would still be beneficial.

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    1. These contests are planned months in advance, so the agents can get them on their schedules. I will host another one later this year!

      Also, I host in-house critiques (no agents) from time to time, so make sure you're subscribed to the blog so you don't miss the announcements for those.

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