I have entered two writing contests. Possession was entered in both and Enemy Hearts was entered in the second one. While I placed first in the FF&P contest, I never got the promised banner for my blog. That kind of stinks but isn’t a huge deal. The second contest I entered, which shall remain nameless at this point has neglected to return both of my entries. I have emailed them, filled out their contact form and tweeted them. No response from any of my inquiries. Finalists were selected two months ago. The winners were announced over a month ago. They stated they would have all entries returned within two weeks. I have been very polite in all of my contacts. I don’t understand why they couldn’t at least respond and say, sorry it’s taking longer than we thought. And I really don’t understand why it’s taking so long. They were done with my entry in June for all intents and purposes so what’s the problem?
Anyone else have this problem with a contest before? Or anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
Just thought I’d pop in and let you know that I have received notification of my final placement for the FF&P contest. I took First!!! I’m so incredibly surprised and thrilled. I will also receive a shiny new banner to display here on my site. Yay me! It’s been a good week. 🙂
First and foremost, I want to share that I have finaled in the FF&P contest I entered! I am so excited and completely overwhelmed. Only the top three entries final so I know I’m no lower than 3rd. Now the finalists have been sent on to an agent from Curtis Brown who will do the final round of judging. I should know how I place around the 1st of December or so.
Second, an update on the querying process. I received another request for a partial, but it’s been rejected already and got 5 or so more rejections on the query itself. So no good news there, but I’m still plugging along. Besides now in my query letter I can say I was a finalist in a contest. 🙂
So one of my friends suggested I enter this contest. It’s sponsered by the Guide to Literary Agents. All that’s required is entering your first 150-200 words. If you win an agent critiques your first ten pages and you get a subscription to Writer’s Digest.
If any of you write paranormal romance or urban fantasy, click the link and enter!
I’ll let you know how it goes.
So I entered a writing contest. My Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal RWA loop is sponsoring an On the Far Side Contest and I entered. They wanted the first twenty pages so I cleaned it up and off it went. As soon as I hear anything, so will you.