And also enter to win...
The manuscript should be fiction (no nonfiction or picture books). Though she specializes in fantasy, science fiction, and mystery, other genres such as realism are welcome.
Her response will include a fifteen-minute phone call with the author and short, written notes about the submitted work.
The winner will have three weeks to submit an excerpt for critique, and the critique and phone call will occur within two weeks after that.
Submissions should be writing targeted to young readers, ages 8 and up.
The phone call may also touch on any questions the author has about the audience or market for the book, the publishing and submitting process, etc.
For more details visit Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog, Cynsations.