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Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.


The Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition & NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program

So you're all set for NaNoWriMo, but have you thought about what you're going to do with your novel-in-a-month? Well, here's an idea for your YA novel (you are writing YA, right?) It's the Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition!
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its first Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York's leading YA literary agents!

If you've written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel using the form below. There's no entry fee or purchase requirement.
Sounds pretty cool, huh? Well, it gets better!

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at HarperCollins, Penguin, Harlequin, Random House, and Sourcebooks and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.
The contest is open to writers 13 years of age and older and is being held in conjunction with NaNoWriMo so you can submit your entry anytime between November 1 and 11:59PM (ET) on November 30. So don't just sit there...write! And to connect with like-minded young writers, sign up for NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program here.

(And if you need some YA inspiration, maybe check out the great titles in our Climbing Rose store!)

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