Sunday, January 24, 2010

Attention Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction Writers

CONTEST! Okay, I don't normally post on Sunday. And I don't normally shout out contests. But I am entering this one and part of the deal is that you post it to your blog. So, if you are not a writer of memoir or Non-fiction I understand if you click away at this point. I'll see you Monday? :)

For everyone else: Win a free critique of the first 25 pages of your memoir or work of Narrative non-fiction. 

VISIT: Guide to Literary Agents Blog spot.

CONTEST CLOSES: Jan 31st 2010

HOW TO SUBMIT: (copied from Literary Agents Blog)

You can leave your entry in the Comments section of the post on 'guide to literary agents' blog, or just e-mail it. Send e-mailed entries to (If using e-mail, paste everything. No attachments.)


The first 200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of memoir, femoir or narrative nonfiction (also called creative nonfiction). You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Though not mandatory, feel free to submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.

Please note: To be eligible to submit, you have to do one of two things: 1) Mention and link to this contest twice through any social media - blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, message boards, comments on other blog sites; or 2) just mention this contest once and also add Guide to Literary Agents Blog ( to your blogroll. Please provide link(s). 


First place: 1) A critique of 25 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) Two free books from Writer's Digest Books (I will give you several choices and you pick the books your want).

Runner-ups - second and third place: 1) A critique of 10 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) One free book from Writer's Digest Books (I will give you several choices and you pick the book your want).

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Know of any contests around that you want to shout out in the comments section? Please do :)


  1. Go, Tab, go! Guide to Literary Agents is a legit. blog! I love that you're doing this!

  2. Thanks so much for the info. Super-extra-good-luck to you! :-)

  3. Memoir is not my thing, but good luck to you. Also I like your hair. Sometimes I wish I could cut all mine off, but I'm afraid it will make my body look even bigger. It does look nice and cool though.

  4. Hello, I entered the contest and posted the contest on my Life Restored blog. It was invigorating Thank you

  5. Thank you for all the well wishes. I sent in my entry today, Monday 25th Jan via email. I'll let you know if I hear good news.

    Donette, thanks for the visit to the blog. I am so glad you entered :) I'm going to pop over and check out your blog too :)

  6. Well technically speaking it's not a writer's comp, but I'll give it a little plug anyway if that's okay ... Footprints magazine is looking for a cover image for their 50th issue cover, a real Aussie woman loving life who shines with the love of Jesus. Great prizes too! Entries close 28/02/10. Full details on the Footprints blog at, entry dated 1 January 2010.

  7. Wishing you the very best of luck! You certainly have all the talent you need, and in spades.