Monday, October 10, 2011

Fantasy Novel Hook For Your Book Contest


            Do you write fantasies?  Is your novel all polished and ready to go?  Are you ready to query for an agent?  If so, I have just the thing for you. 
My BFF, the lovely and talented writer Lisa Regan, is hosting another Hook For Your Book contest, this time just for fantasy novelists.  It will be judged by her literary agent, Jeanie Pantelakis of the Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency.
            The contest will run until October 17th. That means you have until midnight Eastern Time on 10/17/11 to enter your pitch on Lisa’s blog.

To Enter: 

You must be a follower of Lisa’s blog and provide a link to either a tweet or a blog post spreading the word about this contest.

You must have a completed novel. That means your novel MUST be finished to enter this contest.

Write a 50 word paragraph that is the hook for your book. Basically pitch your book in fifty words.

Post your 50 word pitch in the comments section of Lisa’s Hook For Your Book post with a TITLE and your contact info before the closing date of the contest.

The example Lisa used for the previous mystery/thriller contest was as follows:

Finding Claire Fletcher

Detective Connor Parks, newly divorced, with his career in jeopardy, spends the night with a woman he meets at a bar. The next morning Claire Fletcher is gone; leaving behind a hint of a decade-old mystery. Abducted when she was 15 years old, no one has heard from her…until now. Will he find Claire Fletcher?

Lisa L. Regan
Email: duchessmalfi@hotmail.com

Ms. Pantelakis will choose three finalists. The finalists will send her a synopsis of their book as well as their full manuscript. From those three finalists, she will choose one manuscript and that manuscript will get a full read and a possible contract with Sullivan Maxx.

The best of luck to you all!

14 comments:

Lisa L. Regan said...

Thanks for linking to this! Hopefully we'll get a few entries!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a great opportunity for fantasy writers!

Kittie Howard said...

What a fantastic opportunity for fantasy writers to bring home some gold.

Alleged Author said...

Now if only I wrote fantasy.:P This sounds like a great contest though!

McKenzie McCann said...

Too bad I don't write fantasy. Well, there are other contests apparently.

R. Jacob said...

I continue to get an idea or two for my writing.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Super cool! I'd love to write fantasy... maybe someday. :)

The Desert Rocks said...

Good luck to you Nancy. My book is done and it's not completely fantasy--just my main character's imagination is--well anyway, I'm still trying to rewrite it for the third time. I'll be ready soon. Thanks for the contest information!

Nancy Thompson said...

I don't write fantasy myself. Just thrillers. I'm trying to help Lisa with her contest.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for fantasy writers. Best of luck to everyone involved! Julie

Laila Knight said...

I hope there are plenty of successes and Lisa gets bombarded. I wish mine were finished but still smoothing out the rough edges. Hey, I saw you followed me on Twitter. I might have to check it out this weekend. I haven't gone on Twitter since the day I started blogging. I don't think I even remember the password. :)

Al Penwasser said...

If my fantasy is to be a short little man with gray hair who sits on a toilet in the middle of the street yet has severe anxiety issues when using public restrooms even though nobody is really looking anyway except in bathhouses but that's okay because I never frequent those establishments anyway but it's not as if there's anything wrong with that in the first place besides I have about as much muscle definition as a used Gumby doll which is probably better than looking like Chaz Bono even though he/she/it is making wayyyyy more money than I am even though I really try to sell things which I write but can't-not even the backs of cereal boxes, then I'm golden.
Maybe I should write a book, huh?

M Pax said...

Very exciting. Wish I had a fantasy novel. :)

Juliana said...

This sounds awesome. It's making me wish I was more than half way through my WIP! Lol.

The Warm Fuzzies Blogfest is coming up. I hop you'll be there!
http://aspiretobejuliana.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-have-secret.html