I adore Judith and am sure you will too...
Judith is a literary assistant at Liza Dawson Associates, handling audio rights and digital publishing. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a B.A. in English and History on a full presidential scholarship. Prior to joining Liza Dawson Associates in 2010, she interned at Random House and a number of literary agencies, including FinePrint Literary and Nancy Coffey Literary Management. She is currently building her client list and looking for all types of fiction, especially middle grade, young adult, urban fantasy, steampunk, and paranormal romance. When she's not reading, she is either training for her next martial arts test or causing mischief with her Siberian Husky, Grendel.
Here are the rules...
Your manuscript must be a complete mg, ya or fiction novel. You must email me the first 100 words...more or less, don't end in the middle of a sentence. I will take the first 50 entries and then close the contest. You may submit one piece to be critiqued. If you enter, I hope that you will take the time to critique at least 10 other people's submissions. I'll post the entries on Monday.
Email your submission to me at skmayh at q dot com in this format:
First 100 words
Good luck everyone!
CONTEST SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED...
In case you hadn't heard Hilary Wagner's wicked cool book, Nightshade City made it to the final round of the SCWBI Crystal Kite Awards. If you are a member...Please hop over and give her your vote! Nightshade City is an awesome book!
YIKES! I forgot that I had entered Brenda Drake's Show Me the Voice Contest! Here's my entry...Any input will be appreciated. :)
TITLE: BEG, BORROW, AND EARN
GENRE: CHAPTER BOOK
David jumped in front of the shopping cart.
Mom stopped abruptly.
“Can I get new sneakers?”
“You can wear the ones you have until the end of the summer. We’ll get you a new pair, right before school starts.”
David tossed a box of chocolate Pop Tarts in the cart. “But Mom, school doesn’t END until tomorrow! I hafta wait all summer to get them?” David squeaked.
Mom didn’t answer, which meant she DID expect him to wait all summer.
“Oh well at least I know what kind I want. I want a pair of black and white Ninja Heelys.”
Mom continued reading the label on a box of Cap’n Crunch. Then she looked over the top of her glasses. “I can’t see the point in spending sixty dollars on a pair of sneakers that turn into roller skates when you already have roller blades.”
“But, Mom, they’re wicked cool! I have to have them or everyone’ll think I’m a loser.”
“If you save your allowance and earn the rest of the money you can buy them yourself.”
“Awe, Mom, how can I earn sixty dollars plus tax this summer? I only get two bucks a week. Summer vacation is only ten weeks, so if I save everything I’ll…” David paused, “only have twenty bucks.”
“You’re right,” Mom said. “Ten weeks times two dollars is twenty dollars, but your birthday’s in July. Grandma Pat and Uncle Ken always send you money.”
“Oh yeah, they send me however old I am in dollars.
Have a great weekend! Don't foget to vote for the Crystal Kite Award and to send my your first 100 words of your completed manuscript by Monday...