Congratulations to Ripley Patton for having the first 250 words of her current YA novel selected for Miss Snark’s Secret Agent Contest. Her entry is #47 and she hopes you will stop by and give her some constructive criticism in the comments feature of the contest. All entries will be read by the public and a YA literary agent with winners selected to get more agent time and attention (and the possibility to submit more pages- Yeah!)
If you are not aware of Miss Snark’s blog (where literary agent Miss Snark vents her wrath on the hapless world of writers and crushes them to sand beneath her T. Rexual stiletto heels of snark) or the corresponding blog Miss Snark’s First Victim, then you are missing out on some serious writerly help.
Miss Snark’s Victim runs regular contests to help writers hone their query letters, first pages, and submission process in hopes of making the literary agents of the world just a little less snarky.