Today is the last day to enter Dorothy Dreyer's 3-2-1 Pitch Contest! Agent Lindsay Ribar of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates will be choosing a winner. The contest is open to completed and polished (unagented) Middle Grade and Young Adult manuscripts. Click the link below to head over to Dorothy's blog for details.
3-2-1 Pitch Contest Entry Post
Check out this upcoming contest for Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult manuscripts, hosted by Adventures in YA Publishing (submission window opens July 31st and closes August 3rd):
AUGUST PITCH + 250 CONTEST
Read the First Five Frenzy with Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management at Amy Trueblood's blog, Chasing the Crazies. Molly discusses what she likes to see and what doesn't work in those all-important first five manuscript pages:
First Five Frenzy with Molly Jaffa
I'm sure that many of you have seen the hashtag #MSWL on Twitter, referring to Manuscript Wish Lists for agents/editors. GalleyCat did a post on the topic back at the end of June (you can read that post HERE). Here are three new #MSWL tweets from the last week:
I could totally go for an unapologetic horror manuscript with lots of death and bizarre elements!
I'm looking for a nontraditional heroine. Not that I don't love the ladies of the ton, but want something new.
Looking for fresh settings, unusual heroines, crisp, snappy dialogue. Would love a good Early Georgian or Paris during the terror...
And here's a link to a lovely list that a lovely somebody (would love to give credit, but I'm not sure who's responsible for it!) put together as a #MSWL round-up:
AGENT/EDITOR WISH LIST
According to agent Jessica Sinsheimer (the brains behind this great idea) there will be another official #MSWL event with new tweets coming in September!
*I'll be with family next week, but will be back the following Friday. An interview with the amazing Tina Wexler is coming soon!