Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leah Michaels and Rochelle Chases' Chase The Dream Contest

Tomorrow, January 1st, is the official start date for the fourth annual 2010 Chase The Dream Contest presented by Romance Author's Leah Michaels and Rochelle Chase.

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
and more yet to be announced.

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To enter, submit the first 1,000 words or less of an unpublished romance, chick lit, or mainstream fiction with romantic elements novel/novella.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
Rochelle Chase
Leah Michaels


Angelia Almos said...

Thanks for sharing this. What a cool idea.

Carol Burge said...

You're welcome, Angela! If you enter, let me know!

leighmichaels said...

We're getting lots of great submissions already -- and the first finalist will be announced on January 13, with another finalist and mini-critique winner to follow each week until early March. Come join the fun!

Thanks for posting the contest information, Carol!

Leigh Michaels
and Rachelle Chase

Carol Burge said...

You're welcome, Leah! Man, I wish I had something to enter this year. You guys have such a GREAT line up of judges!

Leigh Michaels said...

Perhaps the contest will be an inspiration to start a new project -- just the first 1,000 words, and entries will be accepted each week until March...