Dear writers,

You could be writing your future agent critic this week.
The chance is yours if you enter the “Dear Lucky Agent” contest from the “Guide to Literary Agents” Editors Blog – by the end of Sunday, February 21 (EST).
Get all the details to enter your story!

Entries should include the first 150-200 words of your YA or middle-grade manuscript and its logline (in the message body; no attachments) and emailed to You can enter as many times as you want.

You’ll get a chance at:

  • First place: 1) A critique of 25 pages of your work, by your agent judge, Jennifer Laughran from Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (She’s repped books like I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It, by Adam Selzer and Flash Burnout, by LK Madigan.) 2) A query critique from Ms. Laughran. 3) Two free books from Writer’s Digest Books.
  • Runner-ups – second and third place: 1) A critique of 10 pages of your work, by Ms. Laughran. 2) One free book from Writer’s Digest Books.

Please note: Additional eligibility requirements involve social-media mentions. [You may have seen my tweet and Facebook link already…]

Get all the details to enter your story! Check the comments section for the contest’s legal info.

Best of luck, all!