Sunday, March 04, 2012

Interesting Contest

To promote a new release by one of her clients, Agent Janet Reid has opened a contest for debut "American writers who are not published in novel-length form (published includes self-published) and who are not represented by an agent."

The winner will receive the following: Registration for the Backspace Writing Conference in NYC (May 24-26); Hotel for three nights (Thurs, Fri, Sat); Travel stipend of $300; and lunch with Janet.

The contest is now open for entries; no fee is involved but you have to e-mail your finished novel to Janet in order to enter. It's a good opportunity to get your work in front of an agent regardless if you win or not, and if you win you get to go to a conference for free and meet the agent in person.

Deadline for this one is March 15, 2012, and more details on how to format your entry and where to e-mail it to can be found over at Janet's blog here.


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Step 1: Move to America.

    Step 2: Become an American citizen.

    Step 3: Enter this competition.

    Step 4: Win.

  3. Ack. I wish I had something finished - or something that could be finished by the 15th.

  4. I just love Janet's Query Shark. And what a terrific opportunity! Though she doesn't rep what I write, it's still a great opportunity to get in front of an agent, like you said. And she does pass things along...

  5. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Great incentive to finish as soon as possible, lol... :P

  6. i really want to do it


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