Slushy is having another contest. Here are the details (from slushy's blog):
It's time to Bait Me!
What is Bait Me? Many in the industry call it a hook, but, to me, a hook is a one line blurb. I'm a smart fish and I need something on the hook before I'll bite. I consider the bait to be the lines preceding your hook.
So, friends, writers, bloggers, send me your bait and hook. This is a contest but I'll get to the prize later. First, please be sure you understand the rules.
Send your bait and hook (no more than five sentences) to crit_write @ officeliveusers . com in the following format:
Screen Name: (won't be posted)
Bait and hook:
Now to the prize:
The winner of the contest will receive a one chapter critique.
I was fortunate enough to win a chapter critique from Slushy in a previous contest. While it stung a little, it was an honest critique and quite helpful. I'll be entering this contest (with a different MS) . . . so how about giving me a little competition? *grin*