November 15, 2011

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Serendipity Literacy Agency and Sourcebooks have both passed this information along to me. I thought I would share it with you guys, because it seems like a pretty cool contest for aspiring authors.

Here's the information, direct from their emails:

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its Third Annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York's leading YA literary agents!

If you've written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.

The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks and receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers' Workshop, plus a collection of gourmet teas from

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at Scholastic, Disney, Harlequin Teen, Random House, Viking, Roaring Brook Press, Sourcebooks, and Kimani Tru and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.

Enter to win at

Hurry, contest ends November 30, 2011


  1. Thanks for passing on the info! Looks like it could be a great opportunity, so we'll check it out. :)

  2. This is so cool! If I had any creative writing ability at all, I would be all over this. Such a great opportunity:)


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