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Friday, August 31, 2012

Off to Austin, TX (and 2 more contests!)

I'm leaving the hubby and kiddies behind this weekend to visit family near Austin, TX. I will be not be bringing my computer (I know, I know, I'm trying not to panic), so I'll catch up with ya'll next week.

In addition to my last post, 2 more opportunities to get your work in front of an agent/editor are:

Miss Snark's First Victim Secret Agent Contest- Monday, September 3rd. Entry window, 12-5 PM, EST. Genres include:
  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Middle Grade Fiction (all genres)
  • Young Adult Fiction (all genres) 
Click HERE for more info


Operation Awesome Mystery Agent (Editor this time) Contest- TWITTER PITCH CONTEST (140 characters only-they will be strict on that!!). Entry opens, September 1st, 10 AM EST. ONLY THE FIRST FIFTY ENTRIES (pasted in a comment on the entry post) WILL MAKE IT IN. Read the early info and rules HERE and then check back at the OPERATION AWESOME HOME PAGE on September 1st at 10 AM, EST. The Mystery Editor will critique the winner's first 10 pages or query letter!

Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!


  1. Have a fantastic trip! Off to share the link to this post with some friends who might be interested.

  2. Austin is a great place to visit. Have fun!

  3. More great opportunities for some of us, thanks to your tips. Appreciate these--and have a great trip!

  4. Austin ... lucky you! Have a great weekend, and I'm looking forward to reading your next post, whenever that is.

  5. I hope you have a great time in Texas. Thanks for all the contest information. Now that things have settled down a little in my neck of the woods, I'm going to try and enter some of these. :)