Sourcebooks (in conjunction with NaNoWriMo, the Gotham Writer’s Workshop, and some guest judges from a variety of publishing houses) is hosting a 250-word YA Novel contest to encourage would-be YA authors.
If you have a YA novel--or a YA novel idea--you can submit the FIRST 250 words for a chance to have the idea seen by editors at Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin, Harlequin and Sourcebooks, and even get feedback on a full manuscript from New York literary agent Regina Brooks, founder of Serendipity Literary Agency.
The winning submission will also get a FREE 10 week writing course, courtesy of the Gotham Writer’s Workshop. Four 2nd Place winners will also get feedback from editors, as well as a one year subscription to The Writer magazine. You can get all the details here.