Friday, February 4, 2011

Fabulous February!

I have no idea whether or not the groundhog saw its shadow, but here in my neck of the woods, spring is going to take it's sweet-loving time getting here. 

So instead of dreaming of hot days and welcoming water, why not take a look see through these writing events.

Although it'll be awhile before we see some green, the folks over at RWA are planning the 31st Annual Conference in wonderful New York, New York. Running June 28-July 1, 2011. Click on the link above for more details.

  • Madeline Hunter is this year's keynote speaker, andSherrilyn Kenyon is the Awards Luncheon speaker. Meg Cabot will emcee the 2011 RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony, and Julia Quinn will speak at the Librarians Day Luncheon. 

Feb 7: I was emailed this contest through a writing group that I belong to. Thought it would be perfect. Passion Inks 6th Annual Stroke the Midnight Contest is looking for applicants.
  • We need 5 more historical entries, 5 more Sci Fi/Fant/Fut entries, 1
    more paranormal and 2 more novellas for viable categories.
There are a slew of things happening over at Savvy Authors. February is a big month. Click in the Contest/Events button, and all will be revealed. 

Feb 14-20: DigiCon- ePublishing Revolution

  • eBook sales have increased more than 80-fold since 2002. There is no sign of this trend slowing. Are you ready?
Feb 14-20: Get to Know Us Forums

  • We're having some 'Get to Know Us' forums during DigiCon so you can meet and talk to some of the editors and agents in a more relaxed way.
Feb 15: Pitch your book to Stephanie Taylor. *6 spots left*

  • Come and pitch your book to Stephanie Taylor of Astraea Press.
    Stephanie is looking for:
    Any genre of romance or sub-genre of romance. Young Adult Fiction of all shapes and sizes Clean manuscripts with no language and no graphic sex. What we are NOT looking for: Erotica, gay, menage, fan fiction, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Manuscripts less than 15,000 words or more than 100,000 words. Anything you wouldn't let your Grandma Betty read. 
Feb 16: Pitch your story to Etopia Press. *6 spots left*

  • Georgia Woods, Managing Editors & Annie Melton, Executive Editor and Owner at Etopia Press.
    Pitch your book to Georgia Woods and Annie Melton of 
    Etopia Press! Etopia is looking for: Traditional Genres: Fantasy, Urban fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Action, Horror, Historical, Erotica and Romance -- all subgenres, all heat levels from sweet to erotic, including ménage and poly, BDSM, fetish, etc. Non-traditional or Cross-Genres: Historical sci-fi, erotic thrillers, paranormal mysteries… 
Feb 19: Pitch you story with Loose Id. *5 spots left*

  • Treva Harte Editor in Chief, Loose ID will take your pitch..
    Loose Id is interested in acquiring all erotic romance subgenres, with some interest in Science Fiction and mystery with strong erotic romance elements.

Phew, I think that's it. Looks like there are a ton of opportunities for anyone willing to put themselves out there. 

If you know of any up coming contests of events please email me at kris.a.andrew (at) gmail (dot) com

In the meantime, I'm going to make myself some green tea, and get cozy with good book,


Julie said...

Thanks for the valuable info! So many wonderful opportunities out there.

Duckie said...

there are could base a whole blog just on contests and events...

Brenda said...

Wow tons of cool opportunities coming up. Thanks for posting them.

Duckie said...

sure thing bud! i wished i had an MS that was ready...hopefully soon

Sheri Fredricks said...

I wish I had something to submit! Seems like all sorts of contests and open calls for submissions going on when I have unfinished projects!! Argh! When I do finish, I know I'll have you and this blog to refer to. Thanks, Duckie!

Duckie said...

glad I could be of help!

D'Ann said...

Great info, thanks!