Contests and Critiques

There are a couple of contests with COOL prizes available. The first is at the Alliterative Allomorph’s blog. Head over there as she’s posted the competition to honor her first 200 followers and the competition will close when she reaches that milestone.  Her prizes include a free critique of your first chapter, up to 20% off of an entire ms edit by a professional editior, critiques of queries or synopsis, or a gift card.

The second contest was announced at Query and if you’re not following them, you might want to check and see if you’re alive. (Have you recently been bitten by anyone with a thirst for blood or brains?) Seriously, follow them and get their newsletters. You won’t regret it. This is yet another “Dear Lucky Agent” contest and this time, it’s for writers of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Winners will receive an agent’s comments on their first ten pages plus a year’s subscription of Writer’s Market. WELL worth the effort.

Good luck in all your efforts!






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18 Responses to “Contests and Critiques”

  1. Karen Lange says:

    Thanks for the heads up on these!

  2. Rachna Chhabria says:

    Thanks for alerting us to these contests Victoria.

  3. Victoria Dixon says:

    You're welcome! Are you all entering?

  4. SAMUEL PARK says:

    Great post. Thanks for the heads up. I never used Query Tracker, but I like it. And the Alliterative Alomorph is a very cool blog–although I can never remember how to spell it.

  5. The Alliterative Allomorph says:

    Excellent! Thanks. You got two entries 🙂

  6. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for dropping in, Samuel. I really like Query Tracker for helping to find certain types of information and Agent Query, too. I actually use Author Advance/Litmatch. If I had more funds, I'd probably pay for the advanced version of QT as it's got some nice features.

  7. Victoria Dixon says:

    Ooops, and thanks for dropping in and letting me know, Allomorph. ;D

  8. Dara says:

    Ooh, those sound wonderful!

  9. Victoria Dixon says:

    Are you going to enter Yukionna, Dara? I entered mine last night. ;D

  10. Lisa K. says:

    I'm so glad you posted this. I'd totally forgotten about that Lucky Agent contest and I really want to enter this one! Thank you!

  11. Kat Zhang says:

    Hm…I think my story can count as Science fiction! Though I'm not sure if they take YA? Oh well, time to check it out!

  12. Victoria Dixon says:

    Glad I reminded you, Lisa. ;D

    Kat, if I remember correctly the only thing he didn't want in this contest was MG. Ya should fly just fine. Good luck and congrats on the agent popping in the other day! That made me so excited for you!

  13. Rebecca Lynn says:

    I do love Query Tracker. I hadn't been there to hear of the contest, but I will check it out!

    Good luck!!! 🙂

  14. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for dropping in, Rebecca and good luck if you enter!

  15. Janet Johnson says:

    Hey Vicki! Great post as always . . . and I mention you in a little blurb on my blog. 🙂

  16. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Janet!

  17. Medeia Sharif says:

    I've entered several contests this week, but I'll click on the links. Thanks for posting these.

  18. Victoria Dixon says:

    You're welcome, Medeia and good luck to us all! ;D

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