Days Away – YA and Sci-Fi Writing Contest

This post is for all my YA and Sci-Fi writer peeps. I realize this is late notice, but my little Monkey is well enough today to sit on the sofa so that I can drag the laptop out and type. I see fewer bed changes and bowl wash outs in store for me today, thankfully.


If you’re a young adult or science fiction writer with a finished manuscript ready for submission you may want to check out the Writer’s Digest contest, The Lucky Agent. Every year it changes genre and it just so happens to fit what I write this time around. I’ll be submitting. The fabulous Victoria Marini is judging the event and the top three winners will receive a critique of the first 10 double-spaced pages of their work. Plus, a free one-year subscription to ($50 value)! How cool is that? You have till January 31, 2013 to get those submissions in. Check out the details on Chuck’s Sambuchino’s blog.

Last year the judging agent actually signed one of the three winners and sold two of her books! Hey, wouldn’t you like to take a chance at something like that? You never know if you don’t try. Did I mention the contest is free? How can you pass that up?

If you aren’t already following Chuck  Sambuchino’s blog I suggest you check it out. It’s a wonderful resource for writers looking to improve their craft and get published.


Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate your support. Until next time, au revoir.

About Debra Kristi

Debra Kristi is a mother, an author, a Pinterest addict, and sometimes DIY home decorator. Hang with her to escape the everyday stress. Be sure to leave your mind open to the fantastical.
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17 Responses to Days Away – YA and Sci-Fi Writing Contest

  1. I’m SOOO close to finishing the first draft of Shattered Secrets, but it’s far from ready for submission. BOOO! Sounds like a fun contest though. Hope monkey is doing better. We’ve all been sick with the stomach bug…except my hubby. He seems to have escaped the plague–err, norovirus. LOL.

    • Debra Kristi says:

      I echo your booo! Sorry to hear you’ve all been sharing the flu. That’s no fun. 😦 Monkey’s problem is her asthma. When it gets this bad it might as well be the flu. There’s fever and all that other good stuff. We haven’t had to deal with her asthma for a while. We were kind of hoping she was growing out of it.

  2. susielindau says:

    Sounds fabulous! I shared it on Twitter!

  3. Oh cool! Good luck, Debra! This makes me wish I were more efficient and had one of my YA novels finished. Heck, I wish I had one started! But I’m getting closer. Of course next year they’ll be doing romance while I’m doing YA. 🙂

  4. Diana Beebe says:

    This sounds like a great opportunity. Too bad my ms is more fantasy than SF. Good luck with your submission! 🙂

    • Debra Kristi says:

      Any type of YA is welcome. Give it a go. 🙂 You have one whole day! My girl took a turn for the worse last night. Thankfully I pulled most of it together beforehand.

  5. Emma says:

    Hope she’ll be much better tomorrow.

  6. Kim Griffin says:

    I’m not finished mine yet ~ but it sounds like a great opportunity! Good luck, Debra!

  7. I love the concept of “Dear lucky agent.” It’s so important that talented, hardworking writers (LIKE YOU) realize the gift they are to reps they land. Good luck! Not that you need it, but it can’t hurt. 😉

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