Wednesday, June 13, 2007



Time's Running Out to Enter the Stiletto!!!!

If you're a chick lit writer who hasn't signed a contract with an RWA-approved publisher in the last 5 years, then here's the contest for you. But act quick, because the deadline is THIS FRIDAY!!!!!

First-place winners in each category will be entered into a lottery to receive a detailed critique of their submission by either agent Christina Hogrebe (Jane Rotrosen Agency) or editor Diana Szu (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press). In addition, the overall highest scoring entry will receive a free enrollment in Cathy Yardley’s (WILL WRITE FOR SHOES: HOW TO WRITE A CHICK LIT NOVEL) online course “How to Write Chick Lit.”

Entries must be received by June 15, 2007. In addition to the special prizes for finalists, randomly selected entrants will receive a complimentary copy of Cathy Yardley’s how-to book, WILL WRITE FOR SHOES.

Finalists will be notified by August 25, 2007 and will be given the opportunity to revise their entry prior to forwarding to the final judges. Winners will be notified by November 5, 2007.

In the preliminary round, entries will be judged by two (2) qualified judges - Chick Lit Writers members experienced in critiquing and/or published authors of the genre. Large score discrepancies will be sent to a third judge. All entrants will receive detailed score sheets and judges’ comments from the preliminary round. Top four (4) entries in each category will move on to the final round.

The final judges will rank the top four finalists in each category: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention. We have an impressive array of chick lit friendly agent and editor judges for the final round who are excited and anxious to read your entries. (Each finalist entry will be judged by an agent AND an editor!)

Classic Chick Lit/Lady Lit
Editor: Kathryn Lye (Red Dress Ink)
Agent: Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency)

Chick Thrill
Editor: Leah Hultenschmidt (Dorchester)
Agent: Paige Wheeler (Folio Literary Management)

Paranormal Chick Lit
Editor: Anne Groell (Bantam Dell Publishing Group)
Agent: Kristen Nelson (Nelson Literary Agency)

Inspirational Chick Lit
Editor: Krista Stroever (Steeple Hill Café)
Agent: Mary Sue Seymour (The Seymour Agency)

Young Adult Chick Lit
Editor: Kristin Daly (Harper Collins)
Agent: Kelly Ferrara (Book Cents Literary Agency)

Red Hot Chick Lit
Editor: Hilary Sares (Kensington Aphrodisia)
Agent: Roberta Brown (Brown Literary Agency)

More details at: http:www/chicklitwriters.com/contest.htm

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