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We’re thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great
writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young
adult, and adult. Kate is looking only at young adult and middle grade fiction and selective nonfiction for those ages.Sara seeks authors in middle grade, young adult, and adult romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy.Renee is currently closed to queries.Hannah is interested in speculative fiction in young adult, middle grade, and adult.Hilary is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction.
To query us, please select one of the agents at kt literary at a time.
If we pass, you can feel free to submit to another. Please email your
query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of
the email to either Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sara at email@example.com, Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Hilary at email@example.com.
The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along
Competition Judge Lynne Walsh
For more information please visit the editor's blog here
RULES AND CONDITIONSThe competition is open to anyone over 16.Closing date 31 October 2020. Winners will be notified in January 2021.Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.The judges’ decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press
reserves the right to publish winning entries in an anthology or online
during 2021.Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.
When you enter a competition, you send us your contact details. Name and email address are essential – you may
also wish to include alternative contact details, such as a postal ad…
The Perito Prize is an international, annual, short fiction competition run by Perito Ltd
2019 celebrated the first year of the Perito Prize with a wide
selection of high quality stories from writers of all ages, based all
over the world. The Prize was created to get people thinking in
different ways about inclusive environments, inclusion, diversity,
accessibility and inclusive design!
For some people this conjures up thoughts of wheelchairs,
hearing aids, and guide dogs, but we see the simple concept that all
people should be able to contribute, participate, engage and have access
to the world we all live in. Issues with access to spaces, social
exclusion, lack of opportunity and different experiences can happen to
anyone at any time - whether social, environmental, technological,
physical, mobility impairment or injury, mental health, or less visible
We think there are so many great stories out there to celebr…