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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contests Updates

We wanted to update you on writing contests around the web and remind you not to miss out on your chance to win a free premium QueryTracker.net subscription with the Link Lottery!

Firebrand Query Holiday

Dec. 15 - Jan. 15: Firebrand Query Holiday. Rather than queries, the Firebrand literary agency is soliciting first chapters for one month. Want to submit? Get it done TODAY -- because tomorrow, Thursday, January 15th is the final day!

According to Firebrand Agent Nadia Cornier, as of midnight last night, 3185 chapters had been submitted to the agency.  Nadia herself has read 364.  (Poor thing.)

Firebrand hopes to have all samples read by the end of January, and all requests for more out to authors by February 1.  It's possible those dates may change -- obviously they have a lot to read!

Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest features the search for an unpublished novelist who deserves to be launched into a career. Novel submissions happen February 2 - February 8. Be sure to check out the FAQ!

Miss Snark's First Victim

If you haven't discovered Miss Snark's First Victim (MSFV) yet, it's about time. Authoress posts frequent contests, including ones in which a secret agent critiques the first few paragraphs of your novel. Submissions for her first Secret Agent: Are You Hooked? contest are closed, but she'll be posting submissions shortly.  If you've never participated in a MSFV contest, a good way to get your feet wet is to go in and provide mini-crits on the entries.

Later in January, Authoress has promised to hold a First Chapter Crit Fest. More details when she posts them!

The QueryTracker.net Link Lottery
Want a free premium subscription to Querytracker.net?  Don't forget about the Link Lottery!  Even if you've already entered once, you can enter again and again by creating new links.  For every new QueryTracker.net link you add to the internet, you get one chance to win.

After you've added the new link/s, send an email to links@QueryTracker.net to let the site webmaster know where to find them. Enter as many times as you like.

Every Friday, the webmaster will perform a Google search for QueryTracker links and select one of the results at random. The person who created the selected link will receive a year's premium subscription to QT.

If you're not sure how to create a link, visit the original contest announcement.

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1 comment:

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Thanks for all those links! I'm hoping to enter the Amazon one, but not sure if my novel will be ready by then.

*crosses fingers*

You guys do such a great job at keeping us informed. Thanks you!