Open for Fiction!
THE 7th ANNUAL
YA DISCOVERY CONTEST
No query? No pitch? No problem!
Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents
with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!
Serendipity Literary Agency in conjunction with Sourcebooks Inc. is hosting their seventh annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition.
Have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day? Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent? No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win exposure to editors and a reading of your manuscript by one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.
Regina Brooks is the CEO of Serendipity Literary Agency and the author of the award winning book Writing Great Books For Young Adults now available in a second edition.
The contest boasts a number of Great Prizes for the Top Entrants. For complete details visit our contest page.
Here's How It Works
Entering the contest is easy and the rules are simple. Entires are to be submitted via the contest website at serendipitylit.com/contest. Valid entries shall include the title and ONLY the first 250 words of your manuscript.
One entry per person; anyone age 14+ can apply. There is a $15 entry fee. Open to the U.S. and Canada (void where prohibited). Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01 am (ET) November 1st, 2016 until 11:59 pm November 30th, 2016 (ET).
YA literary agent Regina Brooks and her team will read all of the entries and determine the top 20 submissions. These submissions will then be read by editors from many of the major publishing houses. Past judges include editors from Scholastic, HarperCollins, Little, Brown, Macmillan, Skyhorse, Chronicle, Sourcebooks, Simon and Schuster, Abrams Books, Penguin Random House, Disney, and JIMMY Patterson Books. Judges will whittle the top 20 down to five winners, including a Grand Prize Winner.
—NOVEMBER IS NaNoWriMo—
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) - an international event where aspiring novelists are encouraged to write an entire novel in 30 days - this contest is meant to encourage the aspiring YA author to get started on that novel by offering an incentive for completing the first 250 words.
STAY TUNED FOR THE TOP 20 ANNOUNCEMENT!