Every year, the WLT hosts a manuscript contest for unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, children’s, and young adult book writers.
The winners of each category meet individually with an agent during the annual WLT Agents Conference (each June in Austin).
Annnnd the winners are:
Children’s Literature – Nikki Loftin (Austin, TX) for Raymond Mahaney, Soccer Failure
Historical Fiction – Elizabeth Haltom (Austin, TX) for Gwendolyn’s Sword
Mystery – Janice Hamrick (Austin, TX) for Death on Tour
Mainstream Fiction – Holly Wonder (Austin, TX) for Janet Carmody: Stuck in Foreplay
Narrative Nonfiction – Sunny Haralson (Austin, TX) for Beauty Tips for the Bereaved
Romance – Donna J. Cummings (East Hampton, NY) for Lord Midnight
Science Fiction/Fantasy – Mary Ann Loesch (Leander, TX) for Nephilim
Thriller Action – Adventure – Cecilia Jones (Austin, TX) for Traveler
Young Adult – Danielle Jimenez (Laredo, TX) for Virgin in Running Shoes
The guidelines for the 2010 contest will be posted in the Fall on the WLT website (writersleague.org) and winners will be announced at next year’s Writers’ League Agents Conference in June.