Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 Contests & Critique Opportunities - Part I

Happy February!  Without further ado, here are the latest and greatest contest and critique opportunities.

Operation Awesome February Mystery Agent Contest - Opens 2/1.  Various genres - check link for details.  They didn't say, but the MA contest is almost always for one line pitches.

Seekerville Contest with Barbara Scott - Entries due 2/4.  Most genres.  Send your query and LAST page (yep, I read it a few times to make sure) to  The Seekers will complete the first round of judging and finalists will be sent to Ms. Scott for her to make requests.  Please check out the rules.

I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest - This blogfest is a great way to enhance your characters and also get a chance to win some great critique prizes.  You can win a query critique, first 20 pages critique, or full manuscript critique from the gracious hosts. 2/6-2/10.

Pitch Contest with Tricia Lawrence of EMLA - The contest will be for 250 word queries and will take place between 2/13 and 2/17.  There is not much detail posted yet, but follow the blog for updates.  You can also win other prizes by spreading the word about this contest.

P.S.  Thank you Kelley for the awesome award!  You rock.


  1. I am amazed to read this post..This post shares list of amazing contests which are going to conduct this year..All the contests are really superb..I highly appreciate author for this great information..

  2. You're so welcome. And I didn't know about the Seekerville one! So thanks for that!

  3. Ooooh, a last page. Very intriguing:):) Thanks again!

  4. Thanks, Sharon - AGAIN!

    Did I see that your entry was chosen in Brenda Drake's blog contest? How exciting!

  5. I love that you do this Sharon! And you got a partial!!! Yay!!!

  6. Hi Sharon, I just found your blog through Deana's blog. Happy to have discovered it! Thanks for sharing this information with us. :)