Monday, October 26, 2009

Well, I'm supposed to post on Sundays, and yesterday was one of those days where I couldn't keep my mind on what it was supposed to be doing, so you may have two posts today!

I just wanted to let you know there's an RWA contest out there that's very low on entries in every category - especially paranormal - and maybe you should think about entering. It's a great chance to get feedback on your stuff before you submit it to an editor. They've got some great judges. The information follows, reprinted:

There's still time to get your submission packet in to the Ohio Valley RWA's
Enchanted Words Contest! All entries will receive detailed feedback from
experienced and trained first-round judges. Finalists will be read by BOTH
an editor AND an agent who are actively looking for work in the subgenres
they're judging. But hurry, the contest deadline is Nov. 1st! For complete
contest rules, details, score sheet and entry form, see
http://www.ovrwa. com/enchanted_ words.

Enter: Query letter, Synopsis of up to 7 pages, first 5 pages of manuscript.

Eligibility: RWA members in good standing, who have not contracted or
published in book-length romantic fiction by an RWA-eligible publisher in
the last three years.

Categories and final judges:
Contemporary (includes category length books)
- Editor judge: Tracy Bernstein, NAL
- Agent judge: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

- Editor judge: Leis Pedersen, Berkley
- Agent judge: Emmanuelle Alspaugh, Judith Erlich Literary Agency

Paranormal/Fantasy/ Sci-fi/Time Travel
- Editor judge: Margo Lipschultz, HQN/Luna
- Agent judge: Alexandra Machinist, Linda Chester and Associates Literary

Let me know if you'd like to hear about other contests and opportunities, as well as market info. I'll also have another great recipe next Sunday!