I came across these three contests and thought some of you would be interested:
First, FEEL THE LOVE giveaway by the class of 2k10. Head on over and give a shout-out to someone: a teacher, a librarian, your parents, and you may win this:
And if you can't read the titles of the books, here they are:
Signed copy of THE SECRET YEAR by Jennifer R. Hubbard Signed copy of LEAVING GEE’S BEND by Irene Latham Signed copy of ISLAND STING by Bonnie J. Doerr and other assorted swag from Shari Maurer (CHANGE OF HEART), Jacqueline Houtman (THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS), Denise Jaden (LOSING FAITH), Leah Cypess (MISTWOOD), Rhonda Hayter (THE WITCHY WORRIES OF ABBIE ADAMS), Jame Richards (THREE RIVERS RISING), Kristina McBride (THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES), Mara Purnagen (TAGGED) and Janet Fox (FAITHFUL)
Next up, the Dear Lucky Agent Contest for Middle Grace and Young Adult novels, run by the Guide to Literary Agent blog. The judge is the fabulous Jennifer Laughran from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
I tried to read as much of the fine print as my 65-year old eyes (yes, that's what my ophthalmologist says) can handle and I can't find anything about not eligible if you had been rejected by any ABLA agents. Correct me, if any of you young eyes spot it.
One more: The Surrey International Writers Conference Writing Contest. I believe this is the first year they offer a category for kid lit. The deadline is September 10th and here are the categories:
SIWC Storyteller's Award: short stories 3,500 — 5,000 words
SIWC Non-fiction Award: maximum length 1,500 words
SIWC Poetry Award: one poem per submission: 40 lines max.
SIWC Writing For Young People Award: short stories, maximum length 1,500 words.