Hope you're busy as a peacock with your novel because there is another contest available!
Mary Kole, an associate agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is hosting a contest on her blog, Kidlit. Here's the scoop directly from the Kidlit blog and Ms. Kole
This time, I’m going to let you enter by e-mail only, to mary at kidlit dot com, with the subject line “Kidlit Contest.” Copy and paste your novel text… do not send attachments. Your entry has to be for a children’s novel (YA or MG, sorry, no picture books this time around), it has to be for a manuscript that is FINISHED and could be sent out to an agent, and it must be under 500 words.
To be clear, you have to email your entry to me with the subject line “Kidlit Contest” by January 31st, 2010 in order to qualify.
Once I have all entries, I will deliberate for about a week, pick the most compelling openings, dissect what makes them so awesome on the site AND award you fabulous prizes:
Grand Prize Winner: A 15 page critique
First Place: A 10 page critique
Second Place: A 5 page critique
Third Place: A 2 page critique
Honorable Mention(s): A critique of the first page of your novel
Again, deadline for entries: Sunday, January 31st at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.
Not only do you have to email me your entry, you’ve got to do the following things to qualify. Send me links so that I can double-check your eligibility, per the rules, anywhere in your entry email.
- Put a link to this contest page in TWO other places. Click here for an easy code you can copy and paste! (PLEASE AVOID THE VERLA KAY AND ABSOLUTE WRITE FORUMS… THERE ARE MULTIPLE POSTS HERE ABOUT THIS ALREADY!)
- Link to Kidlit.com in your blog sidebar (or add my syndication feed to your Livejournal, if you have no sidebar)
- Read and comment on at least one other Kidlit post.
Go to the Kidlit blog post to enter and GOOD LUCK!