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Can you hook a teen? Blogfest Contest…prizes by Teen Eyes Editorial Services

Wednesday, 7 September 2011  |  Posted by Brenda

It’s time for another blogfest contest! The summer is nearing its end, kids are back to school, and agents are starting to accept queries again. So how about we kick off the querying process and have a contest to see if you can hook a teen reader? There was such a great response to my book girls’ contest that I thought I’d do one with some talented teen editors at Teen Eyes Editorial Services who critique and edit as a business. 

If you follow Miss Snark’s First Victim blog (which if you aren’t, you should be), she gave the girls a shout out and recommendation here

Teen Eyes Website

Teen Eyes is the editorial service for your YA manuscript. We bring a dual perspective that your critique partners and beta readers may not have: we are the age demographic of your future target audience–teens–as well as experienced writers ourselves.  Both are avid readers of every genre, and we pride ourselves on our quick turnaround on submitted manuscripts.

Here’s a bit about our judges . . . 

About Kate: Kate has completed eight novels to date. Her fifth novel, tentatively titled LIKE CLOCKWORK, won the 2010 PUSH Novel Contest. It is currently undergoing revisions with Jody Corbett at Scholastic Press. She is represented by Edward Necarsulmer IV of McIntosh & Otis. In addition to having extensive experience as a freelance editor, Kate worked as an intern at Scholastic Press where she read many (agented and unagented) submissions. She now works as an intern at Deseret Books. She is 18 years old and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kate loves all things fantasy, contemporary, and middle grade. To learn more about her, visit her website or follow her on Twitter.

About Taryn: As of July 2011, Taryn has completed eleven novels. They range from YA contemporary to fantasy to YA thrillers to everything in between. She is a kidlit intern with a nationally renown literary agency where she reads lots and lots of manuscripts. Also 18, Taryn lives in Seattle but attends college in Kentucky where she is triple-majoring in English, Creative Writing, and Latin.

If you have a dystopian, mystery, or thriller novel, Taryn would love to check it out. Other elements she enjoys in books include sports, female-empowerment, and re-done myths.


Visit her website or follow her on Twitter to learn more.


Here’s the rules . . .

On September 21st and 22nd post the first 250 words of your young adult or middle grade manuscript on your blog (you may skip this part, if you wish), and then hop around to each others’ blogs and give critiques. By midnight on September 23rd post your entry in the comments of the official contest post, which I will have up on September 21st so you can post anytime from then until midnight on September 23rd. It’s going to be midnight my time (Mountain Standard Time). I’ll have how you should enter your entry on the official post.

Here’s the prizes . . .

The winner will receive a $50 editing gift certificate and two runners up will receive a $25 editing gift certificate each from Teen Eyes Editorial Services. Check out all the cool services you can purchase here.

As always, you don’t have to follow me here or on twitter or spread the word to win, but I’d love it if you did. All you have to do is enter your first 250 words and sign up on the linky below. That’s it. Easy peasy. 

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now! 

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