Monday, July 2, 2012

Contest Circuit: This Week's Contests

Happy 4th of July! For those of you celebrating in the states, I hope you all enjoy a fabulous holiday week! I have some new opportunities to share and some old ones to remind you of. I've been trying to feature new sites each week in hopes of introducing you all to other blogs you might not know about. If any of you have any blogs worth checking out for contests, giveaways, blog hops or other great opportunities, please feel free to pass them along. Leave a note in the comments section!

On Thursday, I'll be posting my interview with Katie Mills - a.k.a. "Creepy Query Girl."I hope to see you back then!

Also CONGRATS to the winners of my first giveaway for signed copies of Veronica Roth's INSURGENT and Elizabeth Norris's UNRAVELING. Ladies - send me your address when you get a chance!

Cordelia Fitzgerald and Tasha

Bloghops and Blog Opportunities:
Morgan Shamy from Inner Thoughts of a Redhead Writer is hosting "What If" Fairy Tale Madness Blogfest alongside Leigh Covington, Mark Koopmans, and Cassie Mae. Put a spin on your favorite fairy tale and rewrite a scene. This blogfest is filling up fast and will take place August 13-17.

Sharon Bayliss and Courtney Young are hosting the Buccaneer Blogfest, an event designed to help bloggers build their platform and create connections. This will run from July 9 - August 3 with three prompts per week.

Falling For Fiction offers Thursday Critiques. Submit ANYTHING up to 250 words for public critique and help from these ladies.

Agent-judged, Editor-judged and Flash Fiction Contests:
YAtopia is hosting a New Adult Pitch Contest judged by super-agent Sara Megibow and Managing Editor at Entangled Publishing, Heather Howland. Include your 35 word pitch on July 10 to win a request from these ladies!

Brenda Drake of Brenda Drake Writes is hosting a pitch contest with Entangled Publishing on July 16. Again, post your 35 word pitch. Brenda will accept the first 200 entries. Even if you don't get picked for a request, her planning partner Adrien-Luc Sanders will be critiquing ALL 200 pitches.

Ruth Lauren Steven and Michelle Krys are hosting Christmas in July on July 9th. They revealed the ten agents involved in this contest today! On July 9th send in your query and first 500 in hopes that you'll be picked to be a finalist!

Author Lauren Oliver is hosting The Collaboration Writing Challenge. She starts a middle grade story and asks for submissions for the next 200 words. She picks the best one, posts it and asks for the next 200 words. She'll repeat this until a full story of 5,000 words is complete!

Chayse Sundt of Book Reaper is hosting a Mid-Year Reads Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green and MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Ends July 7.

Author Kate Evangelista is giving away a copy of her book TASTE. Contest ends August 1.

Wrighty Reads is giving away a copy of STRUCK. Ends July 13. (I just won this one from Natalie at Literary Rambles - I'm very excited about it!)

Rachael Allen of Rachael Allan Writes is giving away copies of LARKSTORM by Dawn Rae Miller and LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green.


  1. Thanks for all the great links, especially the contest ones. :D

  2. The Lauren Oliver 'create a story' sounds fun! Thanks for all the links.

  3. Thanks for including the YAtopia contest! <3

  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    I can't wait to read Insurgent!!!!

  5. Thanks for including our blogfest! Another great post!

  6. Thanks so much for including my giveaway in your post! I'll be looking into the other sites you mentioned as well. I'm also happy to be a new follower here! :)

  7. Yaaaaaay!!!!! Awesome events going on! <3 it! :D

  8. Thank you so much for posting my contest!

  9. I'm so excited for Christmas in July contest! I love these round-ups, Kimberly!