The only thing better than a contest is a free contest! Who needs to pay $30 bucks for a contest? Your big break can be just a blog away. I think this is the blogosphere version of reality shows.
Lately I’ve been following several writing contests with pretty substantial prizes. Usually an editor or agent read.
Rachelle Chase’s Chase the Dream contest:
Enter the first 1000 words of your romance manuscript. If you don’t win the first week, then enter again. Two finalists have been crowned so far, but this goes on until March 20,2009 with a finalist and a mini-critique winner each week. An impressive panel of agents are lined up to read through the finalists.
Casablanca Authors – Ready, Set, PITCH! (I don’t know if that’s the official name)
Contest date is January 29. Enter a 50 word pitch. To winner receives a full manuscript reading from Deb Werksmen, editor at Sourcebooks. Rules will be posted on January 24.
Karin Tabke’s First Line contest:
You can’t enter anymore, but it’s fun to check out the variety. I got cut in the very first round. 🙁 But I like to check in every week to see which ones made it to the next round.
Miss Snark’s First Victim Secret Agent Contest
New Edition: I have to add this because this is so cool and a wonderful blog all around! Miss Snark’s First Victim Secret Agent contests apparently run every month. Wow! Thanks Amanda for the info and for commenting.
Good luck all who enter. Know of any other contests? Has anyone ever gotten their break through these blog contests?