Top Editors and Agents Say, “We’ll Accept 250 Words!” Hurry and Submit!

Posted by Rita Lorraine

Hi Everybody!

Got a YA novel or a YA novel idea tucked away for a rainy day? Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent?

No problem!

Be brave! Submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win both exposure to editors, and a one-on-one chat with one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.

That’s right, I said 250 WORDS!

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!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at HarperCollins, Penguin, Harlequin, Random House, and Sourcebooks.

The Top 20 Entrants will receive autographed copies of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out!

All entries must be submitted via the contest website:

One entry per person
Ages 13+ can apply.


Best wishes and happy writing,

Rita Lorraine

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  • Thanks for this information!

    • Rita Lorraine Hubbard

      Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad this helped you. Go for it, girl! You never know how it’ll turn out.
      Rita Lorraine

  • Thanks Rita for this heads up. I didn’t even know about this contest. Do you plan on entering?

    • Rita Lorraine Hubbard

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you could use the info. Yes, I plan on entering. Let’s keep each other posted.

      Rita L.

  • thanks for putting that out there!

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