Fabulous contests seem to be popping up everywhere. Ruth Lauren Steven and Michelle Krys are teaming up to bring you Christmas in July!
WHAT IT IS: A writing contest featuring 30 pitches, 10 agents, judged over 1 week.
WHO CAN ENTER: Anyone with a polished manuscript in children's books (picture books, middle grade, young adult) OR adult (all genres except erotica).
ENTRY MATERIALS: Query letter and first 500 words.
WHAT TO DO: Mark your calendars now!! Follow the blogs (not required, but highly recommended) of Ruth Lauren Steven and Michelle Krys. Read the next contest post on June 25th for more details. Polish up those query letters and first 2 pages~ use critique partners to really prepare!!
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And don't forget the first page contest with the amazing Tricia Lawrence on June 29th on Daisy Carter's blog. In fact, get over to her blog right now~ she's just posted more details about the contest!
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On a related note, the QueryTracker post today is written by Ash Krafton~ she discusses her personal experience with writing contests:
Using Writing Contests To Improve One's Game