UPDATE: That's it! We're full! This is the fastest one of these rounds has ever filled up. I've responded to every e-mail sent before 10:40 a.m. EDT (or 7:40 a.m. PDT). Look for those entries to go up on Wednesday!
I'm now accepting entries for August's round of "An Agent's Inbox"! Here's a quick refresher:
1. To enter, your manuscript
must meet two conditions: First, it must be COMPLETE, POLISHED, AND READY TO
QUERY, and second, it must be in one of the genres The Agent represents (which
are listed at the bottom of this post).
2. IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN APRIL’S
ROUND OF “AN AGENT’S INBOX,” please DO NOT participate in this one UNLESS YOU
HAVE A NEW MANUSCRIPT that meets the criteria listed above. I have a pretty good
memory, and I will disqualify previous entries. If the entry slots don’t fill up
by Tuesday, August 14, I may allow previous participants to enter, but I’m not
going to make that decision right now.
3. All entries must include A
QUERY and THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript. You must paste these items IN
THE BODY OF YOUR E-MAIL; otherwise, I'll disqualify it.
4. THE ENTRY
WINDOW OPENS AT 10:00 A.M. EDT (OR 7:00 A.M. PDT). Once the entry window opens,
I'll accept the first 20 entries. I won't accept any entries sent before the
entry window opens or after the first 20 slots fill up.
5. If your entry
makes it in, I'll send you a confirmation e-mail with a post number. If your
entry doesn't make it in, I'll still send you an e-mail, but it won't have a
6. If your entry makes it in, YOU MUST COMMENT ON AT LEAST 3
The Prizes The Agent will select both the winners and the
prizes. The Agent might pick 20 winners, or he or she might only pick one. The
Agent might offer full requests, or he or she might only ask to see another
page. It all depends on how good the entries are.
Please keep in mind
that THIS CONTEST ISN'T FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. I've encouraged The Agent to
treat the entries exactly as he or she would a normal batch of queries.
Essentially, The Agent will be answering the question, "How much of the entry
did you read, and if you didn't read it all, why did you stop?" I think this
process will be instructive for all of us, but if you enter, you need to be
prepared to hear exactly what The Agent thinks of your query and first
YA Fiction (all
Adult Commercial Fiction
Adult Cozy Mysteries
To enter, please send an e-mail with YOUR
QUERY and THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript to kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com.
And please, please, please remember to PASTE THESE ITEMS IN THE BODY OF THE