Monday, April 28, 2014

Upcoming Pitch Opportunities

With our Mystery Agent Contests still in limbo while we figure out how to streamline them--and also how to add some new energy--I know you all are itching to enter something! Here are a few opportunities coming up in the next few weeks:

First up is a Pitch Event with Spencer Hill Contemporary, the contemporary YA imprint of Spencer Hill Press. The fabulous Brenda Drake will be hosting it April 28 (yes, that's today) through April 30.

You’ll need only the meat of your query (hook & mini-synopsis), and you only have 200 words (max). The submission post with instructions will go live on April 28 12:01AM EDT on Brenda Drake's blog.

Then on May 1st, a Rafflecopter will go up on Brenda Drake's blog for The Writer's Voice Contest. TWV is open to the following genres:
Adult Historical
Adult Fantasy
Adult Science Fiction
Adult Romance
YA fiction (all genres)
MG fiction (all genres)

If you're one of the 150 randomly selected entrants, you'll get to post your query and first 250 words for agents to fight over!

But maybe novels aren't your thing and you're more into short fiction. WOW! Women on Writing has quarterly flash fiction contests, and their spring contest closes May 31. This time around the judge is literary agent Sally Apokedak, and she'll be looking at entries that fall within the 250-750 word limit. There is an entry fee of $10 for this one, FYI.

So polish up your pitches and take a leap into a contest! What are you waiting for?

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