Writer’s Digest 82nd Writing Competition!


Would you like the chance to win a 30 minute consultation, a one-year subscription to WD e-books, $3,000, national exposure, one on one attention w/ 4 agents or editors, a paid trip to NYC for the WD Conference? Of course you would!

(If you enter tomorrow, May 6, 2013, then the cost is $27 for your manuscript, $15 for a poem. The cost will go up on May 7).

Check out all the details:




Adventures in YA and Children’s Publishing: Pitch + 250 words. They’re only accepting the first 100 so check it out:


Nathan Bransford’s First Paragraph Contest:


*These blogs are both amazing!

JRW Contest

ContestI’m entering my Young Adult Novel JADED in The James River Writers 2013 Best Unpublished Novel Contest. I’ve been a member of this writing organization for 3 years and it’s fabulous.
For anyone interested, the deadline is (postmarked) Monday, December 17,2012. The entry fee is $25 and checks should be made out to James River Writers. Submit the first 50 pages of your fiction manuscript. Submissions must be mailed to:
Richmond Magazine
Best Unpublished Novel Contest
2201 W.Broad St., Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23220
*Submission guidelines are posted at JamesRiverWriters.org
*I nearly forgot to mention the best part- the prizes!
First Prize: publication of an excerpt in Richmond Magazine, a ticket to the annual JRW Conference, and feedback.
Second Prize: Two finalists will each receive $200