I love pitch contests! It's a great way to connect with other writers and get your work in front of agents.
Here's two contests taking submissions next week that I'm looking forward to:
January Secret Agent: I entered this last year and got some great feedback on my first page and as a runner-up, a request! This is only for the first page (250 words) of a completed manuscript and your manuscript must be historical fiction, historical romance or YA. Contest submissions open on Monday, January 13, 9:00 EDT.
Sun vs. Snow: This is put on by Michelle Hauck and Amy Trueblood. The official submission information will be posted on January 13, and the submission window is January 18th 12:00 pm EDT-8:00 pm EDT January 19th. You submit your query and first 250 words of a completed adult, MG, YA, and NA manuscript. Michelle and Amy will each pick 15 writers to be on their team. Mentors will give feedback to the winners online before an agent round on February 1st.