There is a contest over on Chimera Critiques: www.chimeracritiques.com
Their contest website is: http://chimeracritiques.com/blog/?p=333#more-333
My browser hates me and won't let me use the link button.
The prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to a bookstore and a critique of your first chapter. To enter, they give you a starter sentence and you write a paragraph.
The site is pretty new and they'd like to get people to visit. They have forums for writers, blogs with writing tips, author interviews, book recommendations etc...
They've recently done an interview with Lisa McMann, author of WAKE, FADE, and GONE. You know, one of those published authors we envy so much. :-)
Speaking of enviable authors, meet Sean Farrell: http://www.byseanferrell.com/
The prize is a copy of First Contact by Evan Mandery.
His contest is also fun. There's a picture of him, and you describe in the comments what he is doing. This picture:
Good luck with both!
Ah God, I suck at contests. My ego can't take any more rejection. I think I'll just keep *thinking* I'm a good writer. ;)
I've made a hobby of rejection, Terry. I get a rejection or two a day, then I go to the agent's agency and find another agent and create a personalized query for them, then send it. Each day is rinse repeat since I get at least one rejection a day. After that, I terrorize people on the internet with either my writing or my commenting. It took a bit, but I found my happy place of almost not caring about rejection. Sure if I get another personal one that tells me my beginning is boring, I'll probably cry, but for the most part I go, "oh, look, a rejection email! where are they from? *typetypetype, query another*" I pretty much assume rejection now. If someone said, "send a partial" I'd have to read it a few times to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding.
That picture is so silly, I love it.
Put it on my site too, just so I can enjoy looking at it. :)
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