Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Super Agent, Super Contest: the Liz Norris Pay it Forward Writing Contest

Super Agent Janet Reid is sponsoring a writing contest you have to see to believe!

From her blog:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Announcing the Liz Norris Pay It Forward Writing Contest

To celebrate the publication of UNRAVELING by debut author Liz Norris we're sponsoring the Pay It Forward Writing Contest.

We're looking for a debut writer with a great voice and energetic prose (like Liz!)

We're looking for a novel that grabs us, enchants us, and keeps us glued to the page (like UNRAVELING!)

We're looking for the Next Liz Norris!

The contest is open to American writers who are not published in novel-length form (published includes self-published) and who are not represented by an agent.

The prize is:

1. Registration for the Backspace Writing Conference in NYC (May 24-26)
2. Hotel for three nights (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
3. Travel stipend of $300
4. Lunch with Liz Norris' agent

The winner will be announced on publication day for UNRAVELING by Liz Norris: Tuesday April 24, 2012.

Here's how to enter:

1. EMAIL your query letter and your finished novel to Janet@fineprintlit.com
The subject line must be: Liz Norris Pay It Forward Contest entry.
The query must be in the body of the email.
The novel must be an attachment in .doc form

2. SEND between March 1, 2012 and March 15, 2012. Entries received before or after those dates will not be considered.

3. Your entry will be acknowledged by email.

4. Your manuscript must be in English.

5. Your manuscript must be properly formatted: 1" margins, TNR font 12 pt.

We do not accept any responsibility for manuscripts that cannot be opened or read.
The contest is open to novels in any category or genre.

You are not eligible to enter if you have an agent, or have been published in novel-length form.

You agree we can publicize your name, the title of your book and your photo for publicity purposes.

To find out more about Liz Norris, check out her blog

To order UNRAVELING go to the Harper Teen site here

Questions? Post in the comment section of this blog post OR tweet to me @janet_reid

WAIT! Contest opens March 1!
Go get 'em!! and ¡Buen Provecho!


  1. Hi Shiela! Thanks so much for the heads up on this. Sounds like an awesome contest!

  2. Thanks for the info! Game on tomorrow. : )

  3. Good luck, all! Going to NYC would be so great :)

  4. Wow! That is an amazing contest!!! Thanks for the heads up:)