We’re into the summer slump, so not many contests are in July. However, this just gives you more time to prepare for the major contests coming in the fall!
7/7-20: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/ First Page Critique: What you need: 1st page revised & ready for scrutiny by this month’s featured editor (Mira Reisberg). What you get: A chance to be picked at random for an agent critique of your 1st page. (Don't forget to watch the blog for the editor’s upcoming interview.) Entries picked at random.
7/10-12: https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-2017-pass-or-pages-agent-panel.html Pass or Pages: What you need: Polished query & first 250 words of your completed YA contemporary novel. What you get: Five entries will be chosen at random to appear on the blog with agent’s comments. Bonus: As promised in the title, there’s a possibility the agents will request pages!
7/19: Pitch Wars Blog Hop begins! http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/pitch-wars-2017-details/ Pitch Wars technically begins August 2nd, but the all important mentor blog hop opens July 19. There are many mentors to choose from, so take your time browsing the blogs and pick wisely!
July 28: #PitchCB https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/news/curtis-brown-and-conville-walsh-launch-pitchcb What you need: One pitch for your completed manuscript. What you get: A chance to skip the slush if an agent from Curtis brown and/or Conville & Walsh favorites your tweet. (Bonus! This opportunity occurs the 4th Friday of each month!)
http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitch-wars/ www.brenda-drake.com/pitch-wars/Pitch Wars mentor bio/wishlist blog hop is open July 19 - Aug. 2. Submission window Aug. 2 - 6
http://thewingedpen.com/four-on-400/thewingedpen.com/four-on-400/ This opportunity occurs on the 5th of each month.
http://www.1st5pageswritingworkshop.com/ This opportunity occurs monthly, and the submission window is usually early, with the information available a week before the beginning of the month
If you know of other contests coming in July, please add them in the comments. I'd also love to hear about blogs that occasionally host writing contests or other opportunities as I hope to post a monthly list.
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