Thursday, March 1, 2012

Call Out for Contest Entries: The Liz Norris Pay It Forward Writing Contest

Literary agent Janet Reid is hosting an amazing contest over at her blog. All the information can be found here, with some more information available here

The basic idea: "To celebrate the publication of UNRAVELING by debut author Liz Norris we're sponsoring the Pay It Forward Writing Contest. We're looking for a debut writer with a great voice and energetic prose (like Liz!) We're looking for a novel that grabs us, enchants us, and keeps us glued to the page (like UNRAVELING!)"

Oh, and check this out:  "The prize is: 
1. Registration for the Backspace Writing Conference in NYC (May 24-26)
2. Hotel for three nights (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
3. Travel stipend of $300
4. Lunch with Liz Norris' agent

You've got to send the query and the novel - any category or genre! Check out the above links and Janet Reid's blog for all the rules. But you've got to hurry - the deadline is March 15th!

I so wish I had something ready to send! But I know a number of you have manuscripts almost-there or ready already. I wish you all the best of luck! Go for it!


  1. Wow, this is a great contest! I wish I had something ready as well, but I'm excited for those who do. What a fantastic opportunity.

    Have a great weekend, Madeline! :)

  2. Whoever wins this contest is going to get a lot of great press. It's like instant glory!

  3. Emily, I'm already excited for the person who wins this!