Monday, October 29, 2012

Contest Circuit: October 29

Happy Halloween Week! There are lots of fun blog hops helping us celebrate the scary holiday. For those of you joining NaNoWriMo next month, Cupid is going to be helping keep people accountable by sharing your results as you go. Click HERE for details!

Miss Snark's First Victim her third annual Baker's Dozen contest with 13 agents. Oct 30. Submissions include the first 250 of your MS. 

NA Alley is hosting Agent in the Alley with Julia Weber for NA manuscripts on Nov 7. Include a blurb about your book (no more than 200 words) and the first 250-300 words.

Women on Writing is hosting a flash fiction contest due Nov 30Open prompt should be 750 words or less. The contest will be judged by agent Jessica Sinsheimer.

Blog Hops and Flash Fiction:
Tara Tyler of Tara Tyler Talks and Vikki of Scribblings of an Aspiring Author are hosting I'm Thankful for my Readers blog hop on Nov 5-8. Post a thanks to your readers during those dates in any creative way you can think of. They will also be offering incredible prizes for the most creative and the most heartfelt posts. Prizes include a blog banner design and MS critique. 

Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish and Alex J. Cavanaugh are hosting "Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest" on Nov 16. List bloggers you miss who you haven't heard from in a while as well as 1-3 bloggers you would miss if they ever stopped blogging.

ScifiMedia is hosting Scare Me Blogfest on Oct 31. Write about the scariest book or movie you have watched or share a ghost story of your own.

Dani at Entertaining Interests and Jackie at Bouquet of Books are hosting Spooktoberfest. This flash fiction blogfest must use 5 mandatory words and be under 300 words. Oct 26-29.

Cally Jackson is hosting The Year I turned 18 Blogfest to celebrate the release of her New Adult novel The Big Smoke. Post about something from the year you turned 18. Pictures are encouraged! Oct 29-Nov 2.

Tim Brannen of The Other Side is hosting Montrous Monday on Oct 29. Write about a monster you like/hate/love or one you created in your own book.

I Am a Reader Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm is hosting the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Host your own giveaway and link up to spread the word. Oct 24-Oct 31.

Confessions of a Bookaholic and A Life Bound By Books is having a huge Haunted Halloween giveaway of signed books, ARCs and swag for each day in October. There are still plenty of chances to win some really great prizes.


  1. Thanks for mentioning our blogfest! I'm also participating in two others in the next week.

  2. Always so many fun events-- thanks for keeping us all organized and updated.

  3. I'm participating in the Oh, How I Miss You blogfest on the 17th. Can't wait! Thanks for letting me know what's going around this writing community in the blogosphere! Man, we do keep ourselves busy around here! :)

  4. This is such a great list. Thanks for putting it together!! Can't wait to enter some of these. :)

  5. Have you ever done the Bakers Dozen, or know of anybody who did? I'm curious about that one, I don't know much about it. I did Miss Snark once last year with my previous WIP, but haven't really looked into BD.

  6. Thank you for the blog hop mention ! :)

  7. There are so many blog-hops and I can't seem to get signed up in time. I need to get my stuff together, dang it!