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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Book Wish Foundation: Contest for Aspiring YA Writers!


Book Wish Foundation is having a contest especially for you and can you guess what the prize is?

Manuscript critiques from literary agents who work with today's most famous authors!

Here is the list of agents and authors who's critiques will be up for grabs:

Laura Langlie, literary agent for Meg Cabot

Nancy Gallt, literary agent for Jeanne DuPrau

Brenda Bowen, literary agent/editor of Karen Hesse's Newberry Medal winner, Out of the Dust

Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newberry Honor for A Corner of the Universe

Fransisco X. Stork, winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

Cynthia Voigt, winner of the Newberry Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newberry Honor for A Solitary Blue

Pretty good deal, huh?

How to Enter:

Essays must be emailed to no later than February 1, 2012, either pasted into the body of the email or attached as a Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or PDF file. Essays must include the name and email address of the entrant. Book Wish Foundation staff will judge the initial round of the contest and recommend finalists to the agents or authors, who will select the winners. Winners will be notified by email and announced on on or about March 1, 2012. Winners' manuscripts must be received by September 1, 2012. Manuscript critiques will be sent to winners within six months of receipt.

Essays may be published on By submitting an essay, you grant to Book Wish Foundation the right to edit, publish, copy, display, and otherwise use your essay, and to further use your name, likeness, and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. The preceding applies to the contest essays, not winners' manuscripts. Winners retain all rights to the manuscripts they submit for critique.
In order to enter the contest, you must write an essay about a story in this anthology compiled with stories by marvelous authors!

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur  What You Wish For: A Book For Darfur
Publication Date: September 15, 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Buy the book: Amazon
Summary from Goodreads:
A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees
With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love.
From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

 For more information on this contest as well as other awesome things that the Book Wish Foundation does, please visit

Happy Writing!

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At August 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Redspect said...

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