Submit a 3,000 word (maximum) excerpt of a young adult novel (first pages please) plus a 150 word (or less) synopsis at the end of the excerpt. 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 twelve years up to the age of eighteen and features a teen or young adult protagonist. Judging is blind. 12pt. Times New Roman, 1.5 to 2x Spaced.