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Friday, December 9, 2011

Three Contests of Literary Importance

Winter is the submission season and here are three contests to get you warmed up.

Elana Johnson is doing a query letter critique giveaway. This one is for one day only so enter TODAY.

Next, there are only three weeks left in the Literary Lab's short story contest,Variations on a Theme. Go here or click on the botton on my sidebar for all the information.

Finally, Amazon and Penguin have announced their Breakthrough Novel Award contest for 2012. There's a General Fiction and YA catagory. Have any of you ever done this? Is anyone thinking of doing it?

That's it for now. Sharpen your pencils and put up your Do-Not-Disturb signs. You might not see too much of me over the next few weeks. I have a lot to do.

10 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

I just entered Elana's before coming here! :)

Joanne said...

Wow, lots of great chances here ... I've always thought the Breakthrough Novel Award was an exciting opportunity for writers ... Happy writing and good luck!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Jemi,
I had Elana's link wrong but fixed it. I thought this was a great opportunity.

Joanne,
Me too....it's that 300-word pitch that give me the shakes. Happy writing to you too!

Travener said...

My friend Pat McArdle won the Amazon Breakthrough award for her novel Farishta: http://tinyurl.com/7q3dd2g.

So it's for real.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Trav,
Really? You know someone who won??? That's huge. Wow. I'm ah...speechless.

Lydia Kang said...

Thanks for the updates, I always miss these. :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Are you entering the contests? I've never heard of the Breakthrough Novel Award. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Suzanne,
I'm entering the Literary Lab's one if I can figure out a variation on a theme. I didn't win Elena's query contest. I'd like to give the Breakthrough Novel award a shot. At least there's a little time to think about that one and compose a 300-word pitch that flies out of the ballpark.

Liza said...

I hope to be ready for these contests NEXT year! Good luck with your writing goals!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Liza,
Thanks!