Okay, all you writers out there. I came across a couple contests that may be of interest.
One, for beginnings of novels, is being held by Mary Kole, an agent at the prestigious Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Check out the rules here.
The other is the annual Leapfrog Press fiction contest, which is open to writers of young adult and midgrade novels this year, as well as adult book-length fiction. Marge Piercy will be judging the latter. Entries will be accepted from January 15.