Those of you who already follow Miss Snark's First Victim know all about our monthly Secret Agent contests.
For the rest of you:
The Secret Agent Contest is for aspiring authors with manuscripts that are complete and ready for querying. A maximum of 50 first pages (250 words) post on the blog and are open to critique from my blog community and A SECRET AGENT.
Who's the Secret Agent? Each month, it's a different literary agent whose identity is not revealed until the contest closes.
Know what's really cool? Since the contests have begun, there have been SIX AGENT SIGNINGS as a direct result of them! Which is all kinds of exciting.
Anyway, February's Secret Agent Contest begins TODAY. Head over to
MISS SNARK'S FIRST VICTIM and read the entries and critiques. You can learn SO MUCH through what other writers--and agents!--are saying about the excerpts.
Take notes! Apply what you learn to your own writing. It's an amazing-and-totally-free way to beef up your knowledge base and improve your skills.
Hope to see you there!