THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
If you're late to the party, here are posts one, two and three on #XmasinJuly.
The submission window is open 6am to 3pm EST and you'll receive an auto response to let you know we received your entry. If you don't get one, leave a comment and I'll fish it out of the spam : )
The email address is lottiehumphries14(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Format it as if you're sending to an agent: Query and then first 500 words in the body of the email. Put your name, the name of the ms, and the genre in the subject line please. It should look like this:
Ruth Lauren Steven: THE CRACKS IN EVERYTHING (YA contemporary)
You can address your query 'Dear Agents' - as long as you promise to NEVER, EVER do this in an actual query to an agent!
You won't be ignored/disqualified/paraded through the streets in shame if you were at work or something and didn't see this post. If you get the auto response, we have your entry and we promise to read it.
Another thing you need to know is that if you're one of our 30 and Judith Engracia makes a request for your work PLEASE SEND IT STRAIGHT AWAY! (I know, that's going to be tough, right?) She's coming over to London on the 20th and wants her Kindle loaded up with the material beforehand. (On a related note HOW COOL IS THAT?!)
Good luck all. See you on the other side of the slushpile!