Happy Rainy Monday!
I came across a site a while ago, Miss Snark's First Victim. She, if it is a she, calls it "a blog for aspiring writers." For anyone interested in getting feedback on your writing, it's a nice place. Every month she has a 'secret agent'. There are rules as to what genre to submit based on the what the secret agent represents. You submit the first 250 words and she posts the first 50 entries. Other author wanna be's and some pubs make comments on the writing, but so does an agent. The winners get to submit a full or partial to the secret agent who is revealed at the end of the week. Of course I think that is the best part. Even if you don't get selected, you get an agent who gives you a few lines as to if they like or don't like what they see. That is something you can't even get from a form rejection! Even if you don't participate, you can just read through the comments and see what that agent has to say. You never know, your ideal agent might just be the secret agent one day and you can get a peek into how they handle reviewing their queries. It just might be the edge you need to get that request for a full!