Attention Contest Junkies: The Guide to Literary Agents Blog is sponsoring a contest for Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance called the “Dear Lucky Agent” contest. Details can be found at www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog
HOW TO SUBMIT: E-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. They want everything pasted within the body of the e-mail; no attachments.
WHAT TO SUBMIT: The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of urban fantasy or paranormal romance (adult or YA - both accepted).
The judging agent is Joanna Stampfel-Volpe with Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation.
Joanna says: "Please keep it to these two subgenres specifically. While you can incorporate a variety of fantasy elements, they still have to fall under these two categories. For those of you who are unsure, keep in mind that both urban fantasy and paranormal romance have a strong base in a real world setting (like Jim Butcher's Dresden Files or J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood or Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy). So no stories that take place solely on another planet or world!"
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 your entry.
1. The contest will be open from Feb. 27, 2010 through the end of Sunday, March. 14, 2010 EST. Winners are to be notified by e-mail within seven days of end of contest.
First place a critique of 20 pages of your work by the agent judge and a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.
Runners-up – second and third place receive a critique of 10 pages of their word and a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.