Smells Like Teen Angst

5 Jan

In honor of his client’s soon-to-be-released novel The Secret Year (author: Jennifer Hubbard), blogger- and agent-extraordinaire Nathan Bransford is holding another contest.

A veritable deluge of teen angst has been submitted¹ in response to Nathan’s prompt: Write the most compelling (fictional) teen diary entry.  It may be a diary entry or an unsent letter, but it should be in a teen’s voice.

It must be 500 words or less, and the deadline is tomorrow — Wednesday, 6 January 2010, at 4:00pm Pacific Time.  There are fabulous prizes.  Among them?  A signed copy of The Secret Year, as well as the winner’s choice of a “query critique, partial critique, or 10 minute phone conversation/consultation/dish session.”  Oh yeah, and pride.

So!  If you’re interested, add your angst to the flood.  

For a longer list of specifics, and to submit your entry, click here to get to Nathan’s post about the contest.  Be sure to let me know if you enter, it’s fun to read all the entries!  (Warning: if you read them all, prepare to be transported back to the days of high school drama.  Just saying.)

¹300+ entries as I write this.  Mine is somewhere around #308, FYI.

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3 Responses to “Smells Like Teen Angst”

  1. J.C Tuesday / 5 January 10 at 4:38 pm #

    Very cool, good luck with your entry!

  2. Kathleen Wall Thursday / 7 January 10 at 1:59 pm #

    Oops, missed the deadline, but it sounds fun. I hope you win!

  3. owlandsparrow Sunday / 10 January 10 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks for cheering me on, guys! I didn’t win, but that’s okay – there were a lot of entries, and only a few finalists. I was pleased enough with what I entered and managed not to get my hopes up, so it was a positive experience all around! :)

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