I've talked about contests (pros and cons, from the judges and entrants perspectives) a little bit on this blog. Today, I'm not waxing philosophical at all, I'm just passing on a little contest information. Yay!
First off, the Central Ohio Fiction Writers "Ignite the Flame" contest had extended it's deadline to May 22 - yeah, this Saturday! And I hear through the contest loops that they are low on entries, so get your pages polished and take a chance on this one, okay? All the details are here.
Second, Kensington's Brava imprint is teaming up with RTBook Reviews magazine for a new contest. They are looking for FULL LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS this time. Alicia Condon with Kensington writes, "If you’ve written a sensual full-length romance novel, this is a great opportunity to submit to the editors at Brava, who will be reading the entries and selecting the top ten finalists. Starting in September, each of our top ten will be paired with one of Brava’s star authors for the next stage of the competition – creating one-of-a kind opening hooks, to-die-for heroes, sizzling love scenes and more." Details are here.
And finally, eHarlequin is having another pitch contest, this one geared toward the Harlequin American line. They want a log line and a 1 page synopsis. Details are here.
So, lots and lots going on in the world of romance, especially if you're in the mood to try your hand at a contest. For those of you who really like contest, what is your best piece of advice on entering (or not entering) contests? Any do's and don'ts you want to share?