Thursday, October 20, 2016

0 Red Light/Green Light Opens TODAY!

Red Light/Green Light officially opens TODAY as of Noon EST/9am Pacific Time. A maximum of 25 entries received during this window and accepted on a first come first served basis will be admitted into the contest. Our second submission window begins at 3pm EST/Noon Pacific Time, during which we will also accept up to the first 25 entries received, for a maximum of 50 first round competitors.

Don't forget, our prize is a PARTIAL REQUEST from our judging agent, Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency, which makes Red Light/Green Light a great way to stand out from the slush!

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.

If you have previously entered a manuscript in Red Light/Green Light, but did not place first in the contest, you are more than welcome to enter again.

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.


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!

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