Monday, February 1, 2010

Novel Matters Opens Second Annual Audience with an Agent Contest!

It's HERE! We are excited to announce the second annual Audience with an Agent Contest on Novel Matters! Our last contest yielded fantastic results with two authors seeing their manuscripts requested by Wendy Lawton.
This time around literary agent Janet Grant will be reading the top submissions.

Here are the official rules:

Our new Audience with an Agent Contest begins February 1, 2010. Submissions must be received at Novel Matters by April 15.
Finalists will be announced on May 15, and Janet Grant of
Books & Such Literary Agency will announce a winner from the finalists on June 15.

You won't want to miss this remarkable opportunity. We look forward to your submissions. Please follow carefully the Guidelines below.


  • Open to US and Canadian fiction writers
  • 1 submission per person, fiction only
  • 1 chapter, up to 20 pages, plus 1-2 page synopsis
  • 1" margins, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 (synopsis may be single spaced)
  • Pages should be numbered and your last name and title should appear in the top left hand corner of every page.
  • Books & Such Guidelines apply
  • e-mail your submission to In the subject line, type: Audience with an Agent Submission
  • Attach your submission as a single file as Word document (one file containing BOTH your synopsis and first chapter)
  • Six submissions will be selected and sent to Janet Grant. Being selected does not guarantee offer of a contract for representation


Nikole Hahn said...

Does this happen every year? I'm hoping my manuscript will be done by June, but April is too soon for this year. Maybe next year?

Bonnie said...

Yes Nikole, We hold this once a year.
Happy writing! Hope you meet your goals~

April W Gardner said...

Love the look of your blog. Excellent. And great contest! I'm going for it. Expect to hear from me be before April 15th!

Bonnie Grove said...

Looking forward to reading your entry, April!