Monday, December 28, 2009

This contest is a must!

12th Annual Fire and Ice
Sponsor: Chicago-North RWA
Fee: $25 - $30
E-Entry Deadline: Midnight of February 1, 2010
Entries Accepted: December 15, 2009
Eligibility: not published in book-length fiction in last 5 years
Enter: prologue/first chapter (25 pages max)
Historical: Amanda Bergeron, Avon
Women's Fiction: Alex Logan, Grand Central Publishing
Paranormal: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary Agency
Series Contemporary: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency
YA: Katherine Pelz, Berkley
ST Contemporary: Emily Ohanjanians, Harlequin
Winners announced: Spring Fling Conference, April 23-24.


Chicago-North is a critique chapter, and your work will be read by experienced
writers, published and unpublished. In addition, agents and editors make up the
final judges. Last year our final judges requested a full and a synopsis from
two of our contestants!


"Participating in Fire & Ice was the motivation I needed to take my manuscript
and writing to the next level. I received excellent critiques from your judges
and a lot of encouragement.

That manuscript evolved into Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life.
It spent 7 weeks on the NYT Bestseller List and my publisher, Simon & Schuster,
just purchased Books 3 and 4."

– Rachel Renee Russell


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info!

Deb Larson said...

Thanks for sharing Rachel! And what wonderful news about book 3 and 4! A big YAHOO!
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

It's a great contest. I'd enter if I were eligible, but I'm a member of the chapter sponsoring it also.

Morgan Mandel