Song of the Day: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
1. Finishing Line Press- New Women's Chapbook Contest
An annual prize of $1,000 and publication by Finish Line press is awarded for a poetry chapbook written by a woman who has not yet published a full length collection. Manuscripts may be up to 26 pages. The entry fee is $15 and the contest deadline is February 15, 2011. Visit the website for official details.
2. Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Two prizes of $5,000 each and publication by a participating press will be given annually for a poetry collection and a fiction collection. Also, two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by a participating press will be given annually to a novel and a book of creative non-fiction. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($15 for AWP members). Manuscripts must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2011. Please visit the link below for more information.
3. Pay It Forward Contest
Shelli is having a contest over at Market My Words. This contest is a great opportunity for aspiring writers! Writers can enter their pitch and she will choose a top ten. The top ten will send her their full query pitch letter. From the top ten she will choose her top three. Those three will get a query critique and get to send her the their first three chapters. She will pick one person that she will recommend to her agent, which means you will get pulled out of the slush pile. The contest starts today. Visit her blog to find out how to enter.
And now....drum roll please...Details for my EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!
Here are the prizes I will give away:
1. A $50 Gift Card to Amazon
2. A $30 Gift Card to Amazon
3. A $10 Gift Card to Amazon
And you can't celebrate without cake! I saw this cool place in Oprah Magazine that delivers cupcakes in a jar! It's called Bangerang Bake Shop. I will choose 2 followers and have a cupcake delivered to each of them to celebrate my 100 followers.
To be eligible:
1. You MUST be a follower of my blog
2. You must leave a comment on THIS post telling me what author you are most
inspired by and why.
3. Extra points will be given to anyone who tweets, mentions the contest on a blog
post, or adds the contest to their sidebar. If you tweet please make sure I am
tagged to your tweet (@RacquelHenry) so that I know that you tweeted about it.
If you mention it anywhere on your blog please be sure to let me know in your
4. Please be sure to leave me a link so that I can contact you if you win. DO NOT
leave me an email address with your comment. If you don't have a link then email
me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email only.
5. If you have any questions feel free to ask me via email.
The contest will close at 11:59 pm on February 18, 2011!
Thanks and Good Luck!