Cruising Altitude 2.0 is running WRiTE Club again! Sign up here and get ready for a one-on-one twelve-week-long fest of 500-word-long literature butting heads. Best of all, this year the final round will be judged by publishing professionals: agents, editors, published writers!
Wait, what? You don't know what WRiTE Club is? Hahahahahaa.
Oh, man. Okay. Here's the link to the full explanation, but the short of it is this:
You write a 500-word piece under a pen name (to protect the innocent and all that). Genre doesn't matter--even poetry is okay. You submit it (gotta sign up, though). Three times a week, starting on July 30th, a WRiTE is held to face off two of these pieces. Everyone who's signed up gets a chance to vote on the competing pieces. The winners move on into the play-offs (those start mid-October) and result ultimately in a single winner. A great way to get your writing out there for tons of readers to see without getting your pride bruised, and a wonderful chance to catch the eye of publishing professionals--agents like Sarah LaPolla, Jill Marsal, Anne Colette, and Rachelle Gardner will be among the luminaries judging the final round.
So. Sign up. Design your pseudonym. Write your 500-word best. Submit it. Read and vote. Have fun!