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Lucky Agent'' Contest: Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction
Lucky Agent" Contest:
and Narrative Nonfiction
Welcome to the first "Dear
Lucky Agent" Contest on the GLA blog. This will be a
recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes.
Here's the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the
same, but the niche itself changes - meaning each contest is
focused around a specific category or two. So if you're writing
book-length memoir or narrative nonfiction, this first contest is for
HOW TO SUBMIT
You can leave your entry in the
Comments section of this post, or just e-mail it. Send e-mailed
entries to [email protected].
(If using e-mail, paste everything. No attachments.)
WHAT TO SUBMIT
The first 200 words of your
unpublished, book-length work of memoir, femoir or narrative
nonfiction (also called creative nonfiction). You must include a
contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Though
not mandatory, feel free to submit the title of the work and a logline
(one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.
To be eligible to submit, I ask that you do one of two things: 1)
Mention and link to this contest twice through any social media -
blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, message boards, comments on other
blog sites; or 2) just mention this contest once and also add Guide to
Literary Agents Blog (www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog) to
your blogroll. Please provide link(s) so I can verify eligibility.
This contest will be live for approximately twelve days - from Jan. 19
through the end of Sunday, Jan. 31, EST. Winners notified by e-mail
within seven days of end of contest. Winners announced on the
enter, submit the first 150-200 words of your book. Shorter or longer
entries will not be considered. Keep it within word count range
contest is solely for completed book-length works of memoir (life
stories), femoir, narrative nonfiction or creative nonfiction.
Stories, naturally, must be true - not simply fiction based on truth.
can submit as many times as you wish.
contest is open to everyone of all ages, save those employees,
officers and directors of GLA's publisher, F+W Media.
There are more rules (most of them dealing with legal stuff) that you
can find in the comments section of this post.
By commenting on this post or e-mailing your story, you are submitting
an entry for consideration in this contest and thereby agreeing to the
terms written here as well as the terms added by me at the beginning
of the "Comments" section of this blog post.
First place: 1) A critique of 25
pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) Two free books from
Writer's Digest Books (I will give you several choices and you pick
the books your want).
Runner-ups - second and third
place: 1) A critique of 10 pages of your work, by your agent
judge. 2) One free book from Writer's Digest Books (I will give you
several choices and you pick the book your want).