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Delacorte Press: 1st YA novel contest: closed 12/31/10


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#1 Cat Woods

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

Random House opens its yearly contest for writers of juvenile lit.

Who: Unpubbed YA writers
What: contest for contemporary novel for kids 12-18
When: submissions postmarked between October 1 and December 31
How: details found here.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:23 AM

Rats. My YA is fantasy.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

Oh, man. I'd like to submit mine to this, but honestly, it's not appropriate for 12-year-olds... I hadn't realized that was the standard definition for YA! I was thinking high-school-aged.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:23 AM

Technically that isn't the standard definition, because there is a tremendous difference in maturity between 12 and 18. Light years. I don't honestly know many books that span the full age range, but would assume if your writing style and your verbiage is clean, it would count.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for posting this Cat.

Hey, here's a question. If you enter a contest like this one and (let's assume) you don't win, and afterwards you land an agent. Does this count as being "previously submitted" to this pubber? Is it something you should tell your agent?

Just a thought.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

Not sure. I do know that Delacorte doesn't accept subs except fot this annual contest. Not sure if this is from agents as well. Good question.

Edited on a real computer instead of a phone to take away all the awkward typos. :blush:

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#7 Cat Woods

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:34 AM

As a side note, Delacorte does not accept resubs from year to year. I guess that makes it a no.

However, I doubt it would preclude an agent from subbing to Random House or any of its imprints. But I've been know to guess wrong before!

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