Serendipity Literary Agency Discovery Contests

Welcome to Serendipity Literary Agency's Discovery Contests! Serendipity Literary Agency is host to two writing contests: the Memoir Discovery Contest in August and the YA Discovery Contest in November.

 

The entire staff at Serendipity Literary Agency and She Writes Press would like to congratulate Angela Lam, author of Red Eggs and Good Luck, as the winner of our 2014 Memoir Discovery Contest! 

                All Memoir Discovery Contest Critiques will be sent out by November 10th


A huge congratulations and thank you to all of this years enormously talented participants on behalf of Serendipity Literary Agency and She Writes Press. We are already looking forward to next year's competition! 



                        *** The Fifth Annual YA DISCOVERY CONTEST Has Begun! ***
                                                     Submit Your Entries Now!

YA Discovery Contest:

No query? No pitch? No problem! 
Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!

Have a young adult 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! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win both exposure to editors, and a reading of your manuscript from one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.
 
Regina Brooks is the CEO of Serendipity Literary Agency and the author of the award winning book Writing Great Books for Young Adults now available in a second edition.
 
The top 20 submissions will all be read by a panel of five judges comprised of top YA editors at Random House, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Penguin, Scholastic, Feiwel and Friends, Kensington, Candlewick, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin.   The top 20 authors will receive a free copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. Of the 20, they will pick the top five submissions and provide each author with commentary. These five winners will also receive a free ONE YEAR subscription to The Writer magazine. ONE Grand Prize Winner will win a full manuscript reading and feedback from Regina Brooks.

Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01am (ET) November 1 until 11:59pm (ET) November 30.

 

For any troubleshooting regarding submissions, please contact: support@tellitslant.com

 

Memoir Discovery Contest: (CLOSED)

In collaboration with She Writes Press, Serendipity Literary Agency created the Memoir Discovery Content in order to award a female memoir writer with a publishing deal with She Writes Press that includes the full services of the She Writes Press Publishing Package. All entries will be reviewed by professional editors and receive a written assessment. The top five entrants will be rewarded with a 15-minute, one-on-one consultation session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents.

 

Regina Brooks
rbrooks@serendipitylit.com
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Submission Guidelines

YA Discovery Contest: 

No query? No pitch? No problem! Submit the title and the first 250 words of your manuscript ONLY. One entry per person; anyone age 14+ can apply. Open to the U.S. & Canada (void where prohibited). Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01am (ET) November 1 until 11:59pm (ET) November 30.

 

For any troubleshooting regarding submissions, please contact: support@tellitslant.com

 

Memoir Discovery Contest: (CLOSED)

The winner will be selected on the basis of the merit of her entry, which consists of a query letter and at least two full chapters of the memoir. You can alternatively submit a query letter and a full-length nonfiction book proposal. The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. & Canada (void where prohibited) over the age of eighteen, agented or unagented, who is woman-identified—whatever that means to you. One entry per person.