The New Year apparently brings out a blogger’s inner need to have contests. I won’t be hosting one here today, but I wanted to point my fellow writers in the direction of a few good ones, if you haven’t already heard. Also: later this month, I may have some giveaways of my own.
First and awesome, Kitlit.com is hosting a fab contest. Just submit the first 500 words of your completed YA or MG novel, and the winner(s) will recieve a critique from Mary Kole, associate agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Deadline: Jan 31 – time to get that WIP finished and gleaming, right? Did I mention it has to be completed? As in, dude, they’re going to want the whole thing if you’re that awesome, so be ready. I’m just thanking my stars she’s giving us until the end of the month.
Second and HURRY, Agent Extraordinaire Nathan Brandford is hosting a contest for the best teen diary entry. Go check out the entries – the teen angst is deep folks! There’s more trauma in the comments section of this contest than you’ll find in an ER ward. But hurry up, because deadline is, like, totally NOW dude (aka 4pm Pacific Wednesday).
Third and snarky, Miss Snark’s First Victim is hosting another Secret Agent contest for MG and YA fiction. This is a participatory event, so all must play (and critique!). But lurking amongst your fellow critiquers is a Secret Agent, who will critique every entry. Dude! (I really like that word today) I’m totally in! Contest starts Jan 11, 12:00 EST, first 50 entries only. Ready … aim … write!
Let the games begin!