Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trick or Treat Submission Window is TODAY!

This hopefully gives everyone plenty of time to enter!

To enter, your manuscript MUST be completed and ready for submission. Accepting MG, YA, NA, and Adult--all fiction genres. (NO Erotica, Memoir, or Picture Books)

How to Enter:

Step 1: Compose an Email. Address the email to trickortreatwithanagent@gmail.com

Step 2: In the subject line put your- Category, Genre, Title, Word Count 

              Example: NA, SciFi, The Apollo Academy, 96,000

Step 3: In the body of the email, include your 3 sentence pitch, Answer to question 1, Answer to question 2, and the first 250 words. Please leave your contact email at the bottom.

Remember to answer question 1 and 2 in 2 sentences or less.
If the 250th word ends in the middle of a sentence, please finish the sentence.
An automatic delivery receipt will be sent to everyone who enters the contest. (Though last year we had some problems with this....SO I will do my best!)

Those who send their entry between 9AM EST and 9PM EST on October 22nd and follow guidelines WILL make it into the contest. WooHoo!

The top 39 pitches will post at midnight on October 28th and will remain online until midnight October 31st. 13 pitches per blog.

Here are your  hosts..

Kimberly P. Chase
Contest Coordinator
Brenda Drake
Dannie Morin

Meet our Slush Zombies:
Melissa Hurst
L. L. McKinney


  1. These submission guidelines conflict with the guidelines I saw when I was composing my email: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2013/09/exciting-new-contest-details/
    Note that on Brenda's blog, it says to put "Genre, Sub-genre, Title, Wordcount" in the subject line. NA, YA, and Adult are not genres.

    1. Hey Robert-- Thanks for the info. Brenda, Dannie, and I are doing our best to coordinate with one another in order to facilitate the contest. Sometimes things don't always go as smoothly as we'd like. I wouldn't worry about your submission pitch--it loos like Brenda had all the important details posted on the site you linked. So as long as you have included all of the details that we need, then you're in the contest! I try to keep things as easy going as possible. If you feel you need to re-send, please do so before 9 PM EST today.

  2. Where do i find the questions please.

    1. Hi Kelly. I'm so sorry, but you've already missed the contest submission window. It was yesterday from 9 AM-9 PM EST. All of the contest information has been posted on my blog over the past 6 weeks (above where it says 'Answer to Question 1 and 2,' you'll find a hyperlink the the original blog post. Or if you wanted, you could also scroll back through my blog for the details. Maybe next year?!

    2. doh.. timeline differences ;) i shall keep up with your blog ;) thank you

  3. I sent my submission yesterday before I saw this (I was gone all day and prepared the email the night before based off the original TOTWAA post). I didn't include my contact email and my answers to the questions 1 and 2 were a sentence too long. Is this going to be a break or make deal? I'm really hoping not.


    1. We are not holding the question answer length against anyone. If you make it to the final round and your answer is too long, we will contact you (from the email you used) about shortening it. So don't stress!