Taking care of business . . .
Check out this contest on the GLA blog if you have a completed MG or YA novel. You could win a 25-page critique by agent Jennifer Laughran, plus a query critique and free books! Deadline: Feb. 21st.
If you are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade, you can write an essay about ANTHEM by Ayn Rand (author of ALTAS SHRUGGED and THE FOUNTAINHEAD) and enter this contest. First prize is $2000, plus there are several runner-up prizes. Worth a shot! Deadline: March 20th.
Not a contest, but the Quad Cities Christian Writers’ Conference is April 9-10. I went last year, and I highly recommend it (though I can’t attend this year because of a prior obligation). I enjoyed the speakers and met some wonderful people—including Ellie Ann!