Monday, February 1, 2010

Miss Snark's February Secret Agent Contest Is A Go!

I apologize for posting twice today, but I just ran across this and it's VERY time sensitive.

Good Luck!

*permission granted to forward*
It's that time again! Submissions for our next Secret Agent contest will post on Monday, February 8, at noon EST.


* Submissions will be open for 24 hours or until 50 eligible entries have been received, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

* Submissions received before the contest opens will be disqualified.

* Submissions are for COMPLETED MANUSCRIPTS ONLY. If you wouldn't want an agent to read the entire thing, DON'T SEND IT. If an "entire thing" doesn't exist, you shouldn't even be reading these rules.

* Manuscripts THAT HAVE BEEN IN A SECRET AGENT CONTEST DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS (August-January) will not be accepted.

* You may submit A DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPT if you've participated in any of the 2009 Secret Agent contests.

* Only ONE ENTRY per person per contest. If you send more than one, your subsequent entry(ies) will be deleted.

* If you are PAST WINNER, please DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST. (Unless it's a different manuscript.)

* Submissions are for THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript. Please do not stop in the middle of a

Your submission for this contest should be formatted as follows:


(Followed by the excerpt here.)

* No "chapter one," chapter titles, etc.

* You will receive a confirmation email with your post number. I don't always get through quickly. Don't resend.

* Submissions go to facelesswords(at) They DO NOT GO to my authoressmail address. Those of you who are subscribed to this blog via email will note the latter address as the "from." If you use this address for the contest, I WILL NOT SEE YOUR SUBMISSION.

This month's contest will include the following genres:
  • literary fiction
  • young adult fiction
  • science fiction
  • mystery and suspense
  • historical fiction
 (Please note: No middle grade this time.)

 As always, post your questions in the comment box.

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