December 15, 2020
+ 5x Virtual General Meetings with book agents
A Free Month in Roadmap Authors's Conference Track
Cassandra Rodgers - Agent at Five Otter Literary
Olivia Fanaro - Media Rights Department at UTA
Megan Burkhart - Agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite
Haley Haltom - Assistant to Book Agent at Verve
Andrea Cascardi - Agent at Transatlantic Agency
Elodie Saint-Louis - Assistant to Book Agent at CAA
Breaking into the publishing world can be challenging. It's about connecting with the right agents, editors and publishers, and it could be downright dizzying to find who's right for your work and how to even connect with them.
Roadmap Authors brings authors from around the world its Book Competition! Roadmap's screenwriting competitions have helped writers get signed to A-list reps, and now we're putting the same attention to authors.
Oh, and did we mention it's FREE to submit! One Grand Prize author will receive maximum exposure to agents actively looking for talent.
Submit the first 20 pages of your manuscript to be considered for the Grand Prize!
This year we've assembled an impressive roster of judges to read the finalists' pages so we can crown our winner!
Creative Artists Agency
United Talent Agency
Cyle Young Agency
Verve Talent & Literary Agency
5 Otter Editorial
Submissions will be judged by independent industry experts based on the following criteria. The below explanations of each criterion is by no means an exhaustive list, but just an example of some of the questions readers and judges consider in each category. Some criteria may not pertain to all genres/sub-genres.
Is it unique/original? Is it a new spin on a familiar story? Does it include a unique perspective from its protagonist? Do the actions and obstacles advance the story?
Are the characters well developed? Is their purpose or struggle clearly identifiable? Do they have a clear and complete arc? Are they multi-layered? Are the characters relatable or accessible to the reader?
Does the dialogue elevate the scene? Does it heighten the overall story? Does it propel the story forward?
Is the story compelling? Does it serve to drive the characters and events forward in a meaningful way? Does it emphasize a deeper theme? Does the story explore new ideas? Is the story timely? Does it touch on things that are part of the zeitgeist?
Does the story have a clear beginning, middle and end? Is it clear where the main plot turns are?
Does the writer use interesting word choice and sentence structure? Do they have a unique way to view and relay what’s happening in the story? Does the writer present/have a unique perspective?
Roadmap Writers has helped over 150 writers get signed, staffed, optioned, hired and produced. We are excited to bring that same focus on finding vetting talent to our Author division.
Navigating through the Literary World can be daunting and we're here to help. This free competition will give authors an opportunity to get their vetted work in front of an exciting judging panel. This is for any author that writes in any genre, lives anywhere in the world and from any background.
Submit 20 pages of one of your completed works via the submission link above. All entries are final and no substitutions will be allowed.