Friday, September 30, 2011

Pitch Contest at YAtopia

I hope you've got your 2 line pitch ready for Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary over at YAtopia blog.  Competition closes at midnight on Monday October 5th (USA time - no idea which timezone! Sorry).  Best of luck lovelies.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pitch Contest with Mandy Hubbard D4EO

Sharpen those pencils...uhem prepare those nimble fingers to whip up your 140 character pitch for Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary over at We Do Write Blog before midnight on Friday August 19th (USA time - no idea which timezone! Sorry).  Best of luck lovelies.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Micro Synopsis Competition at YA Topia

Hey Peeps, head on over to YAtopia's Micro Synopsis competition being judged by agent John Cusick from Scott Treimel NY (one of the bigwigs of literary agencies).  The trick is to condense your synopsis into 3 lines - yes 3 lines, and include the set up, story and ending (but don't give away too much, leave a little hanging to spark Mr. Cusick's interest).  Competition closes midnight 11th August (sorry I don't know if it's EST, EDT as it doesn't specify).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2 Line Pitch Contest with Agent Victoria Marini from Gelfman Schneider

Yo Peeps! It's contest time again, so put your thinking caps on and whip up a 2 line pitch for literary agent, Victoria Marini of Gelman Schneirder Literary Agency.  Check out Chanelle's blog Beyond Words here:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Elevator pitch contest with Bree Ogden of Martin Literary

Enter YAtopia's elevator pitch contest with Bree Ogden of Martin Literary by midnight on July 13th! See the website for all the genres (YA and MG included).  Good luck peoples!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Blowout First Page Contest Entry

Want the opportunity to show the first page (250 words) of your completed manuscript to Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency? Check out Shelly Watters’ site Is It Hot In Here or Is It This Book?

I look forward to reading your entry and repaying the favor. Thank you for reviewing my entry below.
Title: The Silver Strand
Genre: MG Fantasy Adventure
Word count: 55,000
First 250 words:

“Let me pluck your silver hair.” 

Bianca’s stumpy fingers crept up Isabelle’s arm and she swiped them away.  “Shhhh!”  Her skin crawled as if everyone on the crowded school bus heard her loud-mouthed friend and now stared at the girl with the freaky, silver strand.  Isabelle glanced backward at the rows of black vinyl seats.  A seventh grade boy gave a kid across the aisle a dead arm and his mates whooped.  Four rows behind her, a group of girls competed in blowing gum bubbles. 

“Pleeaasssse.”  Bianca’s almost invisible eyebrows drew together and she made a sad, puppy dog face. 

Sinking in her seat, Isabelle hunted through her honey-brown hair for the silver strand.  Thick like a skewer, it resembled polished silver, and sent tingles rippling through her fingertips.  A little voice inside her head begged her to leave it alone.  But it had caused nothing but trouble since sprouting.  Like the time in science class when magnets attracted it as if it was made of metal.  Boy that spooked her lab partner.  And news of her freaky hair spread like wildfire.  Twirling the strand around her finger, Isabelle looked at her friend, suddenly feeling torn about getting rid of it. 

Bianca sighed and slumped in her seat.  “Fine,” she said, using her navy school blazer to wipe a year’s worth of smudges from her glasses.  “Don’t whine to me next time someone calls you, grandma.”  She mimicked the high pitched old lady’s voice that had haunted Isabelle for two months.