If you’re an unpublished writer and you’re not on Twitter, open an account immediately! Twitter is an incredible resource for connecting writers with other writers, agents, editors, and potential fans — and for learning about writing contests, industry tips, professional etiquette, and giveaways. Once you’re on Twitter, make yourself familiar with the plethora of author … More Twitter, a Writer’s BFF
Attention YA writers with a completed manuscript: there are some upcoming contests that you might want to take advantage of for both the great exposure and the great prizes. Deadlines are approaching soon, so get to work! 19th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Young Adult Fiction hosted by Chuck Sambuchino Judge: Eric … More YA Contests! YA Contests!
**Update: I was not selected as a mentee this year…competition was fierce… but I learned so much! The mentors gave me great feedback/suggestions and it was a worthwhile contest to enter.** A few weeks ago I posted about upcoming writing contests. Since then, I decided to dive right in and take my own advice by … More My Pitch Wars Journey — so far!
Do you have a finished novel manuscript? In between sending out queries (and biting your nails), consider entering a pitch contest. Agents and editors frequently find new talent through these contests and they are a good way for new writers to get their pitches to the so-called top of the pile. Here are few pitch … More Pitch It!