Anyone writing a Young Adult novel should check out the YA Novel Discovery Contest:
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers’ Workshop, is hosting its first Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York’s leading YA literary agents! If you’ve written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel. There’s no entry fee or purchase requirement.
Despite the fact that I’m not even finished with the first draft of my novel, I am seriously thinking about writing another one! Which is rather silly. But I’m doing it anyway. And because it’s a YA novel, I’m toying with the idea of entering this contest. It would be very amusing for me (not to mention highly unlikely) to win it because it rewards you with a full manuscript critique. Being that I have no manuscript, it would be a rather difficult prize to redeem. lol. And yet, I am tempted anyway.
Good luck to those who enter! May you have a better idea of what you’re doing than I do! 😉