Thursday, March 24, 2011

BlogFest/Critique Contest

Shelley Watters is having a contest to celebrate reaching 100 followers on her blog: Is It Hot In Here Or Is It This Book?   ... and the judge of the contest is agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary Management. The prize is a full manuscript request! Click here to join the fun!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Query Critique Contest at YATopia

Another great contest--YATopia is hosting a query critique contest with agent Ammi Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency. I attended a critique workshop led by Ms. Paquette at a SCBWI event last year. She had great insights and gave clear, kind, and helpful feedback. You can click here for more details.

Friday, March 11, 2011

WOC 2011 Is Coming!


There's going to be another WriteOnCon in August! The dates: Tuesday August 16 - Thursday August 18. Last year's Con was amazing ... and this year's can only be better! The excitement is already heating up over at the WriteOnCon website. To spread the word, there are wondrous contests with opportunities to win query critiques from top agents like Jill Corcoran, Sarah Davies, Ginger Clark, Jennifer Rofe, and more. I know, right? Check it out--drawings for these critiques will be March 15. You have until midnight on Sunday March 13 to sign up.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Great Picture Book Ingredients

What ingredients go into a great picture book? What makes a story stand up to repeated rereadings? Here's a thought-provoking article by Tracy Marchini about nine factors needed for a successful picture book. Do you agree with these? Can you think of others?