Submit a 3,000 word (maximum) excerpt of a young adult novel (first pages please) plus a 100 word (or less) synopsis. The synopsis should state the genre (horror, historical, romance, etc.) so the judges have an idea what the writer wants to achieve. The typical Y/A novel is written for ages ranging from fifteen years up to the age of twenty-four and features a teen or young adult protagonist. Judging is blind. 12Pt. Times New Roman, 1.5 to 2x Spaced.