Monday, June 4, 2012

Contest Circuit: This Week's Contests and Giveaways

I'm really excited to share this week's contests, book giveaways, and writing opportunities. Before I do, I came across two blog posts regarding contests that I thought were really insightful. Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency posted "On Contests, and Being a Sneaky Agent" on her blog. Julie DeGula posted "Interview with Krista Van Dolzer" on her blog.

Be sure to stop back later in the week for my Literary Circles Blogger Interview with Matthew MacNish!

Can't miss opportunities:
Ruth Lauren Steven is helping match crit partners. This seemed like too good an opportunity not to mention.

The Fiction Diaries was an exciting find for me this week. Among this blog's features are Monday Critiques. Katie Conigliaro critiques 500ish word excerpts sent to her. She also hosts The Writer in You Blog Hop! Every Saturday she posts a prompt that participants respond to and post on their blogs. Then other participants blog hop and respond. It's a great way to meet other bloggers and get feedback on your writing. Check out her site!

Now for some contests and giveaways:
Tall Tales and Short Stories is giving away a 2pg critique from agent Gemma Cooper from The Bright Literary Agency. Just leave a comment on her blog post here! This contest ends June 4th (midnight UK time).

Jamie Ayers posted an interview with author Jamie Rush. If you leave a comment by Wednesday, June 6, you could win a 2pg synopsis or query critique by Jamie Rush. You can also win a copy of Rush's book, Darkness Becomes Her.

Shane Morgan from Itching for Books has a fabulous interview with one of my favorite authors, Lauren Oliver. She is also giving away 2 signed copies of Oliver's books Delirium and Pandemonium. Ends June 6.

Tara Dairman interviews author Ernest Hebert and is giving away a copy of his book Never Back Down. Just leave a comment about the interview. Ends June 6.

Brenda Drake of Brenda Drake Writes is giving away a copy of Eyes of the Seer. Leave a comment answering her question.

Karis Jacobstein of YA Litwit is giving away a signed hardcover copy of Hourglass by Myra McEntire. Ends June 9.

Kathryn Cooper of Clean Teen Fiction is giving away an ARC of Endlessly by Kiersten White. Ends June 7.

Realm of Fiction is giving away Angels Eyes by Shannon Dittemore. Ends June 8.

Katie's Book Blog is starting a monthly giveaway. For every comment you make on her blog, you get one entry. The winner gets to pick from her box of giveaway books, many of which are ARCs!

Courtney Young is having a Wilde's Fire Swag Giveaway to help celebrate Krystal Wade's new book Wilde's Fire. Ends June 8.

Last, but not least...these two sites, Writer's Relief and Stephie Smith, list a whole array of contests.

For ongoing agent-judged contests, giveaways, and flash fiction contests, check here.

If you know of any other contests, please leave them in the comments. I'd also love to know if you enter any!!

Good luck and enjoy!!


  1. Hi Kimberly! What a great post :D it is nice to have someone take the time and compile the different contests running on weekly basis. Bravo!
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  2. Thanks for including Wilde's Fire! Awesome post!

  3. Thank you for helping promote Wilde's Fire! :-)

  4. Thanks so much Courtney!

    Sharon and Krystal - I'm glad to! It's a great giveaway. Besides, I'm still obsessed with Wilde's Fire's cover. It's beautiful!

  5. Thanks so much for the mention! I really appreciate it:)