I'm going to try to blog a little more often here, and today I just want to give you a heads-up on some contests you might be interested in joining!
- Dec. 15 - Jan. 15: Firebrand Query Holiday. Rather than queries, the Firebrand literary agency is soliciting first chapters for one month. Want to submit? Check out Firebrand's website. If you Twitter, one of the agents, Nadia Cornier, is posting updates on how many submissions they've received, read, and requested.
- Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Search for an unpublished novelist who deserves to be launched into a career.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!
- If you haven't discovered Miss Snark's First Victim yet, it's about time. Authoress posts frequent contests, including ones in which a secret agent critiques the first few paragraphs of your novel. She will be running one of these Secret Agent: Are You Hooked? contests in January, along with a First Chapter Crit Fest. More details when she posts them!