Here's a list of contests and opportunities for writers for June 2017. I've included dates, links, and hopefully enough information to see which contests are right for you.
6/3 http://www.1st5pageswritingworkshop.com/p/workshop-rules.html 1st 5 pgs Workshop Submission window opens 6/3 at noon. What you need: Query and 1st 5 pages. What you get: The first five correctly formatted entries get to participate in a month-long workshop in which you will be mentored by at least 2 traditionally published authors, and get feedback from the 4 other workshop participants. You get 2 chances to revise your pages, and final entries get critiqued by the mentoring agent. One lucky winner receives a first chapter or 10 page critique from the mentoring agent, (Connor Eck from Lucinda Literary)
6/4 http://thewingedpen.com/four-on-400/Feedback Opportunity Comments open after 4pm 6/4 What you need: A comment for the blog post on the 4th at 4pm and the first 400 words of your polished MG or YA manuscript. What you get: One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to get feedback for their first 400 words from 4 of the blogs members.
6/7 https://larawillard.com/70pit/ #pg70pit Submission window open 7am 6/7 - 7am 6/8 What you need: Page 70 of your completed manuscript, 7 words describing your MC, your codename (the contest is anonymous) What you get: The top 7 entries from each age category (chosen from the lottery & twinners) will be posted 7/7 for an agent round.
6/8 http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/ #pitmad Open 24hrs 6/8 What you need: Up to 3 pitches for your completed manuscript. What you get: A chance to skip the slush if an agent favorites your tweet.
6/9 https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/ Submission window open 6/9 - 6/30. What you need:1st page revised & ready for scrutiny by this month’s featured agent. 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 agent’s upcoming interview.) Entries picked at random.
6/12 http://www.literaryrambles.com/ Agent Spotlight Interview with Bibi Lewis. Comment window stays open many days. What you need: Your polished query. What you get: Agent spotlight is one of the most detailed agent interviews you can find. (priceless if you’re querying) One lucky commenter will win a query critique from the agent being interviewed.
6/21 http://www.literaryrambles.com/ Agent Spotlight Interview with Kelly Van Sant. Comment window stays open many days. What you need: Your polished query. What you get: Agent spotlight is one of the most detailed agent interviews you can find. (priceless if you’re querying) One lucky commenter will win a query critique from the agent being interviewed.
6/21 http://nelsonagency.com/submission-guidelines/ #NLAPitch What you need: Up to three Twitter pitches for your completed manuscript. What you get: A chance to skip the slush with an agent at Nelson Literary.
6/22 http://dankoboldt.com/sffpit/ #SFFpit Submission window open 8am - 6pm 6/22 What you need: Up to ten tweets for your sci-fi or fantasy manuscript. What you get: a chance to skip the slush if an agent favorites your tweet.
6/22 http://www.pbpitch.com/pbpitch-twitter-event.html #PBPitch Submission window open 8 - 8 on 6/22 What you need: Up to 2 tweets for your completed picture book. What you get: A chance to skip the slush if an agent favorites your tweet.
6/23 https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/news/curtis-brown-and-conville-walsh-launch-pitchcb #PitchCB Submission window open 24 hrs on 6/23 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! Apparently, I’m late to the party here. This opportunity occurs the 4th Friday of each month!)
6/28 http://littlelambbooks.com/faithpitch/ #FaithPitch Submission Window open 8 -8 on 6/28 What you need: Up to 6 twitter pitches for your completed FICTION manuscript that falls under the categories of inspirational, faith-based, biblical worldview, or Christian. What you get: The chance to skip the slush if an agent or editor favorites your tweet.
https://www.greenhouseliterary.com/greenhouse-prize/ Greenhouse Prize This contest usually occurs in May, but hosts haven’t been able work out a date yet. Greeenhouse agents have confirmed the contest is coming, so watch the blog for details.
http://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.
http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitch-wars/ Pitch Wars mentor bio/wishlist blog hop is open July 19 - Aug. 2. Submission window Aug. 2 - 6
If you know of other contests coming in June, 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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