Thursday, June 23, 2016

24 Red Light/Green Light Contest OPENS TODAY

Red Light/Green Light officially opens TODAY as of Noon EST/9am Pacific Time. The first 25 entries received during this window will be admitted into the contest. Our second submission window begins at 3pm EST/Noon Pacific Time, during which we will also accept the first 25 entries received, for a total of 50 first round competitors.

Don't forget, our grand prize is a FULL REQUEST WITH NOTES from our judging agent, Kelly Peterson of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Entries time stamped before the first window's opening time will not qualify. Regrettably, neither will those sent after the contest spaces fill up. You ARE permitted to enter during both submission windows, but please only submit once per window. Entries submitted twice within a submission window will be disqualified.

Red Light/Green Light is open to completed YA, NA, and MG manuscripts.

For a full contest schedule/guidelines, please proceed here.

During the entry windows, submissions should be emailed to ayaplit(at)gmail(dot)com. Please format as follows.

ENTRY FORMATTING


Please type AYAP CONTEST ENTRY in the email subject line for your entry.

Name: Use your real name, and add a pen name in brackets if applicable.

Genre: Please include age category as well as genre. Example: YA Contemporary, NA Romance, MG Suspense.

Title: Your title.

Query Letter/3 Paragraph Pitch: Please include your query letter/3 paragraph pitch, minus any personalization. You do not need to include any biographical information--just the bones of your story, please.

First Page/First 250 Words: Please include your first page (up to 250 words--if a sentence cuts off at the 250 word mark, you may go a few words over to finish it).

Good luck! Can't wait to see your openings, and Happy Writing!

24 comments:

  1. Thank you! I just sent mine in! I'm excited to read first lines.

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  2. Will there be a confirmation email?

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    1. There won't be individual confirmation emails sent, Deebza, but I can confirm that yours is sitting in the contest inbox, safe and sound!

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  3. Was mine received as well? I sent it at noon on the dot. lol My entry is The Pendragon’s Son. Thanks! :)
    Kelly

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  4. I also submitted at noon. :D I was wondering if mine made it in? My name is Shannon A. Thompson.
    ~SAT

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  5. I also entered at noon. Shannon Schuren. Did mine make it?

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  6. Hi! I just sent mine 5 minutes ago, was it received?
    My name is Aubrie. :)

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    1. Yes, I received it, Aubrie! The first submission window has filled, but I've put your name on the first window alternates list. If you want a chance to get into the first 25 entries from the second submission window, you can email again at 3pm EST/Noon Pacific Time. Dual submissions are allowable! I'd send yours in right away at 3, though--the first window filled up quite quickly.

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  7. Was Shrouded Goddess received or should I try again at 3pm? Thanks!

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  8. Alright, I sent it in again at 3, did I get in this time? :) (Aubrie)

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    1. I received your entry, but can't let anyone know yet if they have a place in the contest...the announcement post will go up this coming Thursday! Keep an eye open for it!

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    1. I received your entry both times, Rachel! To find out if you've made it into the contest, check back here this coming Thursday, when the Top 50 first lines will be announced!

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    2. I saw the reply you gave someone else so I will just check back on Thursday. :)

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