Halloween Spooktacular Contest with Natalie Lakosil

In honor of Halloween, I am hosting a spooktacular writing contest, with an awesome judge - Natalie Lakosil, an agent at the Bradford Literary Agency!

To enter, submit your spookiest, creepiest, most thrilling and bone-chilling 500 words. They can be made up just for the contest as a short story, or can be an excerpt from a longer piece (cliffhangers are okay!). Heck, Natalie says you can even do a  super spooky query letter!

Natalie will choose a winner to receive a critique of a query and first 10 pages. Leave your entries below in the comments. Contest ends on Monday, October 31. Good luck!


Check out Natalie's bio below:

Natalie M. Lakosil* is an Assistant Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. She started as an intern at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency in 2007, after which time she left to write author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune. Finding that journalism was just not for her, she returned to work full-time at the Dijkstra Agency in April 2009, and started building her own client list in September of that same year. She made her move to the Bradford Agency in February of 2011.

Natalie's interests include talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialty is commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book-YA/Teen), romance (contemporary and historical), historical fiction, multi-cultural fiction, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy in YA or romance only, fairy-tale/legend spin-offs, and “beautiful dark” novels. She will also consider select nonfiction (has to have a fantastic hook and an even more fantastic author platform) and that amazing project she never even knew she was looking for! She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, good grammar, and fantastical, engaging and sexy plots.

The Bradford Literary Agency is a boutique agency located in sunny San Diego, California. Founded in 2001, it is an editorial-focused agency that prefers to work closely with its authors in helping to build strong, sustainable careers.

Natalie blogs at adventuresinagentland.blogspot.com, and follow Natalie on Twitter @Natalie_Lakosil!

*Formerly Natalie Fischer