Monday, October 25, 2010

Contests Motivate Me

Contests have a way of motivating me to clean up my one-line pitch, query, and first page of my novel. Here is a contest from the Guide to Literary Agent blog:

The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of young adult fiction. You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Also, submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.

One of my writing partners just signed with an agent due to this kind of contest. Read an interview with a very talented, very deserving, Nancy Herman

Good Luck on the GLA contest!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Nancy is a good friend of mine. We used to be in a writing group together, and I know that book. It's wonderful, and I am so excited for her. Your post also tempts me to try some contests. I don't know why, but I shy away from them.