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Friday, January 17, 2014

Contests, Agent Info, Internships!

Hi All! I've got a few items to pass along.

WRITING CONTESTS

1/18-1/19: Sun Vs. Snow: This one is for picture books, middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult manuscripts. The submission window is tomorrow and Sunday. Click HERE for details.

And thanks to a website I discovered called Sub It Club, I found these opportunities (and there are more listed on the website~ for both published/unpublished writers~ so check it out!):

1/23: Writing and Illustrating’s First Page Critique Contest – Enter to win a first page critique from Agent Sean McCarthy. For January only, anyone who submits a picture book will get their names placed in the hat twice. (Make sure you note that your submission is a picture book.)

1/1 – 1/31: Highlights Fiction Contest - Short stories up to 800 words. No crime, violence, or derogatory humor. Manuscripts or envelopes should be clearly marked FICTION CONTEST. Those not marked in this way will be considered as regular submissions to Highlights. (Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.)

AGENT NEWS:

Janet Reid posted her thoughts and a warning about copyright registration for your manuscript. I know most of us don't worry about that sort of thing, but it's worth reading, just to see the type of scams that are out there. Click HERE to read the post.

Agent Susan Hawk (represents picture books, chapter books, middle grade, & young adult fiction/non-fiction) answered questions for the blog I Write For Apples's Query. Sign. Submit. series. It's a great/thorough post! Read the interview HERE.

INTERNSHIPS:

The Bent Agency is looking for two interns who love to read picture books and middle grade/YA books. Check out the application post HERE.




24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links, Jess. The writing contests look like excellent opportunities.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks! Best of luck with any of the writing contests you enter!

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  3. Thanks for all the news and links. I didn't know about any of this.

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  4. Ooh, lots of great stuff here! Thanks, Jess. I'm going to tweet this. :)

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  5. Thanks for all the news, Jess! Stay warm. ;)

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    1. Thanks! We're actually going through a little warm spell here, but I'm not fooled. We get snow off and on through April (it's snowed in May the last two years in my little town).

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  6. I love the Query.Sign.Submit posts, they're always so good! And my Fri was a happy one- I got off early and now have the next four days off!

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    1. Four days off! Woo-hoo! Hope you get some fun and/or relaxation in :)

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  7. Always love your updates - thanks, Jess! When does your book come out? Can't wait to get my hands on it. Happy January!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! The book comes out in July, but I'll probably have an ARC giveaway at some point before then. Happy January to you as well!

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    2. And I just checked your blog (I'm so behind on reading posts!)~LOVE the new look!

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  8. Great links. I'm off to check them out!

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  9. I've said it before and will say it again...always great info! :-) Have a nice week!

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