Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Contests, Contests Everywhere

Agent Nathan Bransford (the literary not the 007 kind) is running a first paragraph contest – 654 entries at last count – and the prize is a partial critique or a query critique of your WIP. Deadline is this Thursday. Post your first paragraphs people.

I’m just over 7,000 words into the second draft of Theatre of Curious Acts and all is going well so far despite a serious case of the procrastination virus. Fingers crossed. As per usual I am convinced that this is the one. Gee, I’m stupid. I had a list of anthologies I wanted to write for before I got back into it but impatience got the better of me. I’m thinking 57 stories is plenty for one year though so I only kicked myself twice.

A Poisoned Apple contest coming up in a few days, though it doesn’t promise to be as fun as Natalie's.

6 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't think it would be pretty if I entered a first paragraph contest. At least not for a book.

Catherine J Gardner said...

You don't know unless you try. :)

Aaron Polson said...

I (heart) contests...but first paragraphs...naw.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Its a VERY sparkly reindeer, people : )

Kim Kasch said...

I love Nathan Bransford. He is such an energetic guy and always so positive. Who wouldn't love him?

Catherine J Gardner said...

Oh, I heart first paragraphs it's the rest that's a problem. :)

Natalie, that reindeer is so mine - I need to nobble Aaron :)

Kim, I don't know how he finds the time.