Xmas in July contest from Michelle Krys and Ruth Lauren Steven!

30 pitches, 10 agents, 1 week…It’s Xmas in July!

Michelle Krys and  Ruth Lauren Steven will be hosting a blog competition for querying writers. Each will post 15 entries to their blog. The posts will be up for a week and ten agents (myself included…) will be stopping by to make requests.

They are accepting MG and YA (all genres), and adult submissions of all genres except erotica.

To enter: You’ll need a query letter and the first 500 words of a completed manuscript.

July 9th: Submit between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST. Submissions should be sent to lottiehumphries14(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk.

13th July: The 30 writers chosen will be posted on the blogs.

18th July: The chosen entries go live on our blogs for the entire week, and requests will be made by the agents.

They’re using the hashtag #XmasinJuly to talk about it. So submit and join in!

Agents include: Adriann Ranta, Julia Churchill, Stephen Barr, Vickie Motter, Judith Engracia, Becky Vinter, Melissa Sarver, Molly Jaffa, Lucy Carson and myself!

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

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