This is an awesome contest and a great opportunity to get your work in front of Agents and Editors, and the best thing about it is, it's FREE!
This year (and every year) they have a great panel of agents and editors. Just look at the lineup!
- Alex Logan of Grand Central Publishing
- Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks
- Theresa Stevens of Red Sage
- Susan Swinwood of Harlequin/Mira/Spice
- Esi Sogah of Avon Books,
- Kelli Martin of Kumani
- Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency
- Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency
- Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency
Also, they've added a new feature to the contest website, which I think is pretty cool. Videos from each of the agents and editors on the panel, telling what makes them request more after reading a contest entry.
To enter, submit the first 1,000 words or less of an unpublished romance, chick lit, or mainstream fiction with romantic elements novel/novella. Each Wednesday, from January 13, 2010 to March 3, 2010, Rachelle Chase will select a finalist from that week’s entries and post it on the Finalists page. Visitors are invited to post comments.
So, even though the official date to enter your submission begins tomorrow, you can submit your entry every week until March 2, 2010 (as long as it doesn't get chosen).
I entered Dangerous Desire in the 2007 contest, and although I didn't win, I was the Week 6 Mini Critique Winner and I received some great critiques from Leah and Rochelle.
So, if you're interested in entering, go here for rules and guidelines.
Best of Luck, and Happy New Year!
Chase The Dream Contest