August 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm #3015
I know many of us participate in contests and such to aid in our writing journey, so I thought it might be fun to share our adventures (as well as opportunities).
For myself, my most recent achievement was placing in the top 5 on Teresa Frohock’s agent contest with a flash fiction piece based in the same universe as my novel.
My prize was a 25 page critique and a synopsis critique from her agent (who is on my query list!) Weronika Janczuk.
Today I submitted for Monica BW’s agent contest where you write your pitch and first 250 for a chance to get a query critique, a 5-page manuscript critique, or the chance to be requested for a partial from agent Vicki Motter (also on my query list!)
So, how about you all? Have any cool contest experiences? Or know of some upcoming contests that we might like to enter?August 23, 2011 at 2:39 am #4730
Congrats on winning the contest! I don’t have anything to add, but I have my fingers crossed that you catch that agents eye.August 23, 2011 at 9:27 am #4731
Good luck!August 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm #4732
Does the Polk County League Language Arts Fair count? If so, I’ve won several ribbons placing 1st-HM on my writings 🙂 And that was back in my sophomore year (or was it my junior year)…
=DAugust 24, 2011 at 1:23 am #4733
I find contests to be a great learning experience. Often the prompts and themes will inspire me to try out an idea which may expand into an even larger idea. And, win or lose, I always learn something in the process.August 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm #4734
Congrats! Sounds like an awesome achievment! I’ve never won anything, but I’m entering a contest right now where I can win a trip to NY to shadow an editor and get to meet one of my favourite authors. The deadline is sept. 15, but I haven’t even written anything yet. Well, four sentences. Then I started procrastinating -_-August 25, 2011 at 1:58 am #4735
@Chiaki Good luck! I totally understand about the procrastination, but once you hit the stride I’m sure it’ll start flowing for you.August 25, 2011 at 2:35 am #4736August 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm #4737
Hey guys. Here’s a first lines contest hosted by the YA Highway. I would have loved to participate but it’s for US/Canada only.
If you decide to enter, good luck!August 28, 2011 at 2:36 am #4738
@Jani Thanks for the link 😀
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