Writing & Critique Contests
“What’s an awesome line, you ask? Imagine your book becomes a movie–what will be written on the poster? What single sentence should be in big letters on the back cover of your book?”
Kelly James-Enger is bringing Query Critique Week back to her blog, Dollars and Deadlines. Enter by April 18th for a chance to win personalized (and public) feedback on your non-fiction query.
Re-imagine a Scene or Act From William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Your Chance to be Published! Twenty of the highest ranked entries in the Your Midsummer Night’s Dream Contest will be reviewed by a HarperCollins editor. Five of the top twenty entries will be selected by a HarperCollins editor as a top projects and will be considered for publication in A Midsummer Night’s Dream published by HarperTeen in September 2011. Enter by April 19th.
The publishing pros at Confessions from Suite 500 announced an open call for your first 250 words — a.k.a. your First Page Shooter. If chosen, your work will be posted on the blog with critique from literary agents Joanna Stampfel-Volpe and Suzie Townsend.
Writers, get ready! On May 1st, Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes will begin. Auction items include dinner and drink dates with authors, evaluations from agents, and manuscript critiques from authors – and bids start at $2! Get your auction wish list started today.
Regan Hastings, author of the awesome VISIONS OF MAGIC, is giving away three copies of her book for three lucky winners over at My Bookish Ways. Leave a comment on the post by April 18th for a chance to win.
THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS (W) by Meg Waite Clayton is up for grabs over at Stilletto Storytime. To enter simply leave a comment about what role friendships played in your life….especially those of women if you are female. Or, leave a suggestion of another great read about the power of friendship. Ends April 20th.
Roots In Myth also has a set of 4 Aladdin MIX (MG) titles to give away. Comment by April 22nd.
Candace’s Book Blog is also giving away two ebooks of THE YLEM (YA), by Tatiana Vila, to two random readers (who comment). The winner will be able to choose the ebook format through Smashwords. This giveaway ends April 24th, 2011.
Guide to our genre acronyms:
- YA: Young Adult Fiction
- C: Contemporary Fiction
- W: Women’s Fiction
- MG: Middle Grade Fiction