Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Agent Pitch Contest: Details.

SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION. The submission window is MONDAY JULY 9TH. My bad. N~


It's that time again! Time for another fabulous agent contest. Well, almost--it actually opens next Tuesday Monday, July 9th. But here are the lovely details before then. 

Claire Anderson-Wheeler is a new agent with Anderson Literary Management. Here's a bit more about her in her own words:
  • I read across the gamut, commercial to literary, adult to YA (but no children's/middle grade). 
  • There are no hard and fast rules, but I'm excited by 1. well-written literary fiction 2. anything with a well-constructed plot 
  • I have a strong interest in "multi-cultural" or "world fiction", but also stories set closer to home, often focusing on the domestic sphere. 
  • I enjoy historical and crime fiction 
  • In non-fiction, my taste runs mainly toward narrative non-fiction and biography

Claire is pretty awesome, right? So now that you know WHO, here's the what.

This contest is open to 
Literary Fiction 
Crime 
Commercial Fiction 
Fantasy 
Women's Fiction 
Young Adult 
Multi-Cultural 

and in non-fiction:
Narrative 
Cultural/Social Issues

You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter. 

To submit, please send your entry to writerlyrejects@gmail.com and formatted as follows:

Title:
Your name:
Genre:

3-5 Sentence Pitch. 

(When I say sentence, don't write a paragraph without punctuation.Write a nice logical sentence. Write four or five of them. Make them make sense and send it off.)

We open to submissions at 9AM TUESDAY Monday JULY 9TH. We will close the submission window at midnight. 

The Writerly Rejects will select the top twenty pitches and forward them on to Claire. Her winner will receive a FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE! 

So polish your pitches and get ready for next week! Oh, and spread the word!! Any questions, ask in the comments. 


24 comments:

  1. Oohhh, I'm excited! Time to touch-up my pitch :) Thanks a ton!

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  2. I'm spreading the word! Thanks

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  3. This is so exciting! Is it 9 am EST?

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    1. Yes! Thanks for asking, the submission window is from 9am-12midnight EST.

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  4. Great contest! Since the prize is a critique, does the manuscript need to be complete/submission ready? Thanks.

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  5. It does need to be complete. It doesn't need to be perfectly polished, but it should be finished.

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  6. So this contest isn't considering historical fiction, though it's one of her interests? Would young adult historical be considered?

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    1. she's open to young adult, so I'd say yes. :)

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  7. Very exciting. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. Hi, really looking forward to entering this. Just one thing though, had a look at calendar and the 9th is a Tuesday. Could you just confirm what day the competition is on? Thank you!

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  9. M.E. Walsh, yes the date of Tuesday the 9th is correct.

    Auzy

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    1. Hi Auzy, sorry meant to say that the 9th is a Monday. Can you confirm if the competition is on Monday or Tuesday next week? Many thanks!

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    2. Sorry M.E. Walsh. Looks like we had a typo there. The contest starts on the 9th, which is in fact Monday.

      thanks for catching that,
      Auzy

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  11. I might be blind, but I'm not seeing HOW to submit an entry. It sounds like we're supposed to email it in, but I don't see an address (again - I might be blind, apologies if that's the case!). Are we supposed to email it or is it a separate post that will go up on Monday where we post the entries in the comments?

    Thanks so much - this sounds like a great contest! :D

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  12. Hi MarcyKate. The email for submissions is writelyrejects@gmail.com

    Auzy

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    1. Sorry, that's writerlyrejects@gmail.com . Damn auto correct strikes again!

      Auzy

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  13. She has a strong interest in multi-cultural. That's perfect for me... rather will be in a few months.

    Good luck to everyone.

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  14. I don't have anything to submit right now, but it looks like a great contest. Good luck everyone!

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    1. That's okay sarahcpilon. Keep coming back. We'll have another contest soon enough. ;)

      Auzy

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  15. I couldn't any info on when the 20 picks will be announced...do you have a date?

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    1. Hi Cindy44. We'll try to have the top pick list posted by Friday

      Auzy

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