There are a few exciting contests for unpublished authors that might get your manuscript noticed by an editor or literary agent. I’m trying to decide if I can participate in any of these opportunities and if the timing isn’t right now, I’ll keep them in mind for perhaps next year.

Launching a Star Contest at Spacecoast Authors of Romance (RWA) – deadline September 5, 2009

Audience with an Agent Contest at Novel Matters – deadline July 31, 2009

And here’s a short story contest with a prize of $3,000:

Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest – deadline September 15, 2009