The Guide to Literary Agents (GLA), which runs contests giving unpublished writers a chance to connect with agents or publishers, is hosting a Young Adult "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. The contest closes April 9, 2014, so is not suitable for those of you just starting out. Getting noticed by an agent or publisher is difficult at the best of times, but if you're confident your manuscript will stand serious expert scrutiny, go to and get the skinny straight from the editor's mouth. And good luck!