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The 2013 Fire and Ice Writing Contest for unpublished or contracted novel-length fiction closes on March 22, 2013. The contest closes on March 22 or when we reach 120 total entries. Right now we have only a few YA entries, increasing your chance at being a finalist.
There are four excellent reasons to enter the 2013 Fire and Ice contest
Number 1 – Experienced first round judges. Chicago North is a critique chapter, so all members have received extensive training in providing productive feedback. Many judges are multi-published in romance. (Note: Chicago North members are not eligible to enter the Fire and Ice Contest.)
Number 2 – Feedback on the first 6000 words of your manuscript for only $25
Number 3 – YA Finalists gain access to a great final judge: Kathleen Rushall of the Marsall Lyon literary agency
Many aspiring authors who entered prior Fire and Ice contests were able to use the experience and the feedback to polish their manuscripts and submit. Our final judges often request full manuscripts, so by entering you have the chance to make an agent or editor want to see more.
Number 4 – First place winners in each category will receive $30 (US dollars). All finalists will receive certificates and will be mentioned in the Romance Writers Report (RWR).
Note that in order to make sure all entries have access to experienced judges, we will accept a maximum of 120 entries. The contest may close early if we reach that number.
Finalists will be announced by the end of May. Winners will be announced at the RWA conference in July.
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