Greetings, fellow writers. Here's some news about periodic contests sponsored by the Guide to Literary Agents (Writer's Digest). This month's (April 2014) is geared toward young adult (YA) fiction.
1) E-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please paste everything. No attachments. The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, completed book-length work of young adult fiction. You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Also, submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with each entry.
2) To be eligible to submit, you must mention this contest twice through any any social-media. Please provide a social-media link or Twitter handle or screenshot or blog post URL, etc., with your official e-mailed entry so the judge and I can verify eligibility. Some previous entrants could not be considered because they skipped this step! Simply spread the word twice through any means and give us a way to verify you did; a tiny URL for this link/contest for you to easily use is at the end of your mention(s) if using Twitter. And if you are going to solely use Twitter as your 2 times, please wait 1 day between mentions to spread out the notices, rather than simply tweeting twice back to back. Thanks. (Please note that simply tweeting me does not count. You have to have the contest URL with your mention; that’s the point.). An easy way to notify me of your sharing is to include my Twitter handle
I told my writers group in Knoxville about it a few weeks ago, too.