Three teen editors on three blogs with three prizes. Win!
Have you ever wondered if your manuscript would hook a teen reader? We all have. So what better way to find out than a contest with the talented teens of TEEN EYES EDITORIAL.
Here’s a bit about the teen editors . . .
Kate Coursey has completed nine 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 received the prestigious Sterling Scholar Grant in 2011 based on an extensive creative writing sample. Later that year, Kate underwent a comprehensive evaluation of her editorial skills (both technical and content-related), beating out dozens of post-grad students for an editorial internship at a mid-sized publisher, where she worked during the fall. She is 19 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.
Taryn Albright is a nineteen-year-old author whose choice to write instead of do homework led to a Creative Writing major. When she isn’t being a college student, swimmer, or writer, she is an intern with Movable Type Literary Management. She is also the personal assistant to the amazing Genn Albin (CREWEL, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2012). Her YA fiction is represented by Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management.
Taryn is particularly interested in contemporaries, mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi, and dystopians, but she also loves fantasy and historical fiction. She’s probably not right for your paranormal, but pleasant surprises happen. She loves strong heroines, myth and fairy-tale retellings, and stories about sports. Some of her favorite authors include Suzanne Collins, Stephanie Perkins, Rae Carson, Kirsten Hubbard, Kendare Blake, Veronica Roth, Ilsa Bick, and Ransom Riggs.
To learn more about Taryn, visit her blog or follow her on Twitter.
Brent Taylor lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s an ex-gymnast turned blogger, and has been a children’s and YA specialist intern at a New York-based literary agency for a little over a year. His articles have appeared in School Library Journal and VOYA, and he is a contributing writer at Lambda Literary.
Brent was raised in middle grade fantasy, hung out with YA contemporary for years, and is now enjoying every stolen moment on his porch swing with nice literary and not-so-literary fiction. He loves narrators that take him on wild rides to worlds and situations he’s never experienced before and fresh plotlines.
Each editor will read different type of entries for new adult, young adult, and middle grade manuscripts (please see info. below each editor’s picture for their genre tastes) on these three blogs . . .
Authoress will host editor, Taryn Albright who will judge query letters. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to use toward any of Taryn’s editorial services.
Brenda Drake will host editor Brent Taylor who will judge one-line pitches (35-words max.). The winner will receive a
20K in-depth manuscript critique.
Krista Van Dolzer will host editor Kate Coursey who will judge the 1st pages (250-word max.). The winner will receive a 20K in-depth manuscript critique.
The submission posts on all three blogs will go live on July 31 at 8AM EST. Here’s the great part, you can enter on one, two, or all three of the blogs for a chance to win the prize on that blog (one prize per person).
You don’t have to follow us on our blogs or on twitter or spread the word to win, but we’d love it if you did. All you have to do is come back and enter on the submission post.