It's time to announce a HUGE agent-judged competition that's so big it's going to need two blogs to contain all the awesome. No prizes for guessing that my co-host is Ruth Lauren Steven. So if you don't follow her already, then you'll be wanting to (also, what is wrong with you?)
As you can see, we're calling it Christmas in July. Why, you ask? Because we love our followers so much that we want to give you ALL THE GIFTS, but Christmas is too far away.
Here's the tagline:
30 pitches, 10 agents, 1 week.
Yep, we'll be choosing 15 entries each to post on our blogs. The entries will be up for a whole week, and there will be ten, yes 10 agents dropping by to make requests!
This is where it gets even more exciting.
Because there are 10 agents (did I mention that?) there's a wide scope for genre here. Which means that we'll be accepting MG and YA (all genres), and Adult submissions of ALL GENRES (except erotica)!!
You'll need a query letter and the first 500 words of a completed manuscript to enter.
More details on the submission window and what we'd like to do with the entries before they go live to follow in the next post, which will be on the 25th of June. In the meantime, we're using the hashtag #XmasinJuly to talk about it, hook up on Twitter and TELL EVERYONE : D