Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Contest for Aspiring YA Writers
Win a literary agent or acclaimed author's feedback on your unpublished
manuscript for young adult or middle grade readers. This rare opportunity is
being offered to the six winners of an essay contest recently announced by
the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation. See http://bookwish.org/contest
for full details.
You could win a manuscript critique from:
Laura Langlie, literary agent for Meg Cabot
Nancy Gallt, literary agent for Jeanne DuPrau
Brenda Bowen, literary agent and editor of Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal
winner Out of the Dust
Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe
Francisco X. Stork, winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for The
Last Summer of the Death Warriors
Cynthia Voigt, winner of the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery
Honor for A Solitary Blue
All that separates you from this prize is a 500-word essay about a short
story in Book Wish Foundation's new anthology, What You Wish For. Essays are
due Feb. 1, 2012 and winners will be announced around Mar. 1, 2012. If you
win, you will have six months to submit the first 50 pages of your
manuscript for critique (which means you can enter the contest even if you
haven't finished, or started, your manuscript). You can even enter multiple
times, with essays about more than one of the contest stories, for a chance
to win up to six critiques.
If you dream of being a published author, this is an opportunity you should
not miss. To enter, follow the instructions at http://bookwish.org/contest.
Good luck and best wishes,
President, Book Wish Foundation
What You Wish For (ISBN 9780399254543, Putnam Juvenile, Sep. 15, 2011) is a
collection of short stories and poems about wishes from 18 all-star writers:
Meg Cabot, Jeanne DuPrau, Cornelia Funke, Nikki Giovanni, John Green, Karen
Hesse, Ann M. Martin, Alexander McCall Smith, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab
Nye, Joyce Carol Oates, Nate Powell, Sofia Quintero, Gary Soto, R.L. Stine,
Francisco X. Stork, Cynthia Voigt, Jane Yolen. With a Foreword by Mia
Farrow. Book Wish Foundation is donating 100% of its proceeds from the book
to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to fund the development of libraries in
Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad.
Contest for Aspiring YA Writers
Albert Robbins III
Aspiring Writers|Book Wish Foundation|YA Contest|
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