Happy Friday! There are a couple of opportunities that have popped on my radar in the last two weeks to share with everyone:
Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for Diabetes Research is now open. This auction runs until the end of May. There are some amazing chances to bid on critiques with agents, editors as well as items such as book baskets. You can find all the details here.
Also, as a part of Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for Diabetes Research, fourteen contemporary authors have put together a box set of books entitled, A Sweet Life, which you can purchase on Amazon for 2.99. This is an amazing collection with authors including Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, and RaeAnne Thayne. This set is only available for digital readers.
YA writers–The Celtic Hearts Golden Claddaugh Contest is now open and taking YA and New Adult submissions. The manuscripts must be unpublished, although published authors can apply. Submit your first thirty pages and even if you don’t place, you will receive a critique by three published judges. However you must be a member of RWA to enter this contest. Details here.
Looking for some writing classes but don’t quite have the big bucks to attend a conference such as RWA Nationals, consider a class at the Margie Lawson Academy. Classes include: Creating Compelling Characters, Deep Editing Techniques to Make Your Opening Pop, and From Blah to Beats, Giving Your Chapter a Pulse. All the information is here.