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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer 2012 Flash Fiction Contest DEADLINE: August 31, 2012

Summer 2012 Flash Fiction Contest

DEADLINE: August 31, 2012 Midnight, Pacific Time.

GUEST JUDGE: Marie Lamba, Literary Agent at the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

About Marie: Marie Lamba (www.marielamba.com) is author of the young adult novels What I Meant... (Random House), Over My Head and Drawn. Her work appears in the short story anthology Liar Liar (Mendacity Press), the anthology Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing), and her articles are in more than 100 publications including national magazines such as Writer's Digest, Garden Design and RWR. She has worked as an editor, an award-winning public relations writer, and a book publicist, has taught classes on novel writing and on author promotion, and belongs to the Romance Writers of America, and The Liars Club.

As an agent, Marie is currently looking for young adult and middle grade fiction, along with general and women's fiction and some memoir. Books that are moving and/or hilarious are especially welcome. She is NOT interested in picture books, science fiction or high fantasy (though she is open to paranormal elements), category romance (though romantic elements are welcomed), non-fiction, or in books that feature graphic violence.

Some recently favorite titles on her reading shelf include Searching for Caleb by Anne Tyler, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, Paper Towns by John Green, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger, Twenties Girl by Sophia Kinsella, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Shug by Jenny Han, and Doing It by Melvin Burgess. She also admits to watching many many chick flicks.

Please email a query to marie.jdlit@gmail.com. Put "Query" in the subject line of your email, and please send the first twenty pages in the body of your email, along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis.

To learn more about The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, please visit www.jdlit.com.

To find out more about Marie, please visit her author website www.marielamba.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, like her on Facebook, and connect with her on LinkedIn.

PROMPT: Open Prompt

WORD COUNT: 750 Max; 250 Min

LIMIT: 300 Entries

Don't wait until the last minute! Enter Today. Visit the Contest Page and download our terms & conditions e-book. Good luck!

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