Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book & Agent Contests and Giveaways

As I've been making the rounds today, I've noticed quite a few contests and giveaways going around the blogosphere. Since those chocolates I "gave" you in my last post didn't seem like enough, here are the links to some grooovy upcoming contests and give aways.

Agent Judged Competitions
1) June 25th: Ruth Lauren Steven and Michelle Krys are hosting an agent judged competition. 30 pitches will be accepted and looked over by 10 agents over the course of one week. All you need to do is enter a polished query letter and the first 500 words of your completed manuscript. Both adult and YA will be accepted. Follow Ruth and Michelle's blogs for more info.

2) June 29th: Daisy Carter is hosting a pitch contest with literary agent Tricia Lawrence. Query and first 250 words of a completed YA manuscript are required.

Book Contests/Give-aways
1) June 24: Elana Johnson is giving away a signed copy of
The Limit by Kristen Landon
Variant by Rob Wells
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

2) Casey McCormick at Literary Rambles is giving away 
June 19: Indie Author Giveaway
June 23: Like Clockwork by Elle Strauss
June 23: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
June 23: Both Surrender and Regret by Elana Johnson
June 30: One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

3) June 19: Rachele Alpine is giving away Butter by Jade Lange

4) June 24: Cynthia Leitich Smith is giving away It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters

Have fun and good luck!

<3 Gina Blechman

P.s. And though it isn't necessary, I would greatly appreciate it if you'd follow me. Who knows what other contests I'll be posting about next. Stay informed!


  1. So much going on. These links are helpful. I feel so out of it lately. I always seem to find out what's happening AFTER it happened. :)

    1. Agreed! I just finally started getting back into the swing of things and found there were so many contests that I could barely keep track. I figured making a list would help create some order in all the craziness. I'm glad you find it helpful!

  2. Lovely new picture Gina. You look so pretty in it, kinda like a professional singer like Adele or Kelly Clarkson, posing for a number one album cover.

    And thanks for all the contests. The blogosphere is always extremely active, giving away stuff. I've scooped up my fair share, including gift certificates and whatnot.

    1. Thanks, Michael. I'm trying to keep up with all the new stuff now that I'm back. It's ridiculous how much there is!


  3. Hey, great list! I shared it, too. Always great to have opportunities to win books and contests!

  4. Wow, look at all that great stuff going on. Thanks, Gina. Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. This is a great list of competitions. Thanks. :-)

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