Welcome! Please sit down, make yourself comfortable, and have a brownie or three...

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Writing Contest Round-Up (and a snow update)

Once again, I'm going to direct you to the capable hands of the SubItClub blog for contest information. Here are a few of the items they have listed for the rest of the month. Go to THIS POST for a full list:

5/12: May Secret Agent Contest - Open to MG and YA. Qualifying entries are critiqued online.

5/15: Remixing the World’s Problems Challenge - Using the poems from Solving the World’s Problems by Robert Lee Brewer as inspiration, write your own remix poem. Winning remix will receive $500 from the author.

5/22: Query Kombat – Submissions will start on the 22nd with the first rounds beginning June 1st. Agents will be participating including Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg, Cate Hart, and Sandy Lu. More details will be posted on Michelle Hauck’s blog soon.

5/31: Write Club 2014 - Submit a 500 word sample to be considered for one of 32 participants that compete in weekly bouts. There are agent and editor judges participating.
~~~~
In other news, we got more snow yesterday and it's still snowing as I type this post. My girls are set up at the kitchen table with spoons and bowls of snow in front of them. The 16-month old has plain snow, but I let my 5-year-old decorate hers with colored sugar sprinkles. I figure if you can't beat it, eat it.


This morning: Bike & Shovel

This morning: Porch chair (aka, snow lump)

34 comments:

  1. Heavens! Do you live in Alaska??? I like your sprinkles and snow idea...On the writing font, thanks for the links. I'm off to check them out. I've had a great experience with the secret agent contests and have gotten great feedback. Stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, no, not Alaska~ Colorado :) I've had a good experience with the Secret Agent contests as well~ it's always great to get feedback!

      Delete
  2. Glad your kids are still enjoying the snow. I would be so sick of it. Thanks for all the contest alerts too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. No--no more snow! Where do you live? I'm so glad it's spring here--even though we're still getting a few unseasonably cool days here in CT.
    Thanks for the contest info!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm in Colorado, about an hour south of Denver, but up against some foothills where the weather gets funny.

      Delete
  4. Oh my stars? More snow, in May? Crazy. I was just out mowing the grass and sweating up a storm. I'm thinking of doing Write Club, it seems like fun, w/out a lot of pressure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never tried Write Club, but I've voted on the rounds~ it's been fun!

      Delete
  5. Ugh, so sorry about the snow. That's just wrong!

    ReplyDelete
  6. If you can't beat it, eat it. That's brilliant.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've got a couple of grandkids about the ages of your girls--I'll tuck the sugar-sprinkles-on snow idea away for next year. And I mean next year--since I sure hope we're done with snow for the year here! Can't believe how much you've gotten :-) And thanks for the links. Always enjoy checking them out...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We call it snow ice cream in our house~ we've done maple syrup as well, but the leftover holiday cookie sprinkles are much more colorful and fun :)

      Delete
  8. My condolences on the snow...I will no longer complain about Chicago's everlasting winter! And, thanks for the tips on the contests. I entered into the Secret Agent and was selected from the lottery; fingers crossed that something great comes of it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice! I'm going to email you to find out what your entry is!

      Delete
  9. I think you all have earned sun and warm weather for the rest of the year Jess. Even us Northeasterners have been enjoying mild temps.

    Thanks for the contest details...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope we've at least earned warm weather until September--which is when we typically get our first snow of autumn.

      Delete
  10. Holy moly - I can't believe you got snow again and this late! That is so crazy! Thank you the contest info, I might go check one or two of these out. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank goodness it's mostly gone now. Come ooooooon, sun!

      Delete
  11. Thanks for the contest linkage! And boy howdy your springs are like our springs. I like the if ya can't beat it, eat it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well I hope your spring has started to get warmer~ our snow has melted and I'm hesitantly thinking that was the final snow of the season...

      Delete
  12. If you can't beat it, eat it is a great slogan. Have to remember that one, although I'm not sure it works for most things:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! You're right, it's probably not a great slogan for most things :)

      Delete
  13. Thank you for including me in your contest list! You know you've arrived when you make one of Jess's list. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, you're the man! And Write Club is awesome~ I've loved watching it grow!

      Delete
  14. I love that your kids are eating snow - but I hope that it's the last time this year. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's warmed up since I wrote the post, thank goodness! :)

      Delete
  15. Gusto mo ba ng online work?
    Earn while you enjoy time with your Family & Lovedones!
    Email me: tirada_uno_23@yahoo.com / tiradauno@gmail.com / n.helphelphelp@gmail.com
    Contact Number: 09465046302
    For more details, kindly visit http://www.unemployedpinoys.com/

    ReplyDelete