Lately I've been seeing several interesting contests to get your writing out there with agents:
The Knight Agency is seeking their next client through this contest which takes place Monday March 7, from 12-1pm EST. They represent everything *EXCEPT*: screenplays, short story collections, poetry collections, essay collections, photography, film treatments, picture books (graphic novels accepted), childrens books (young adult and middle grade accepted), biographies, non-fiction historical treatments
Query Tracker is hosting this contest with agent Weronika Janczuk from D4EO agency. It ends 9am EST on Friday March 4th. This contest is for ADULT fiction only and she will be accepting: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, and romance.
And for those of you not ready for agents or those who don't qualify, I've seen some 'get your writing in gear' activities you might want to participate in:
A little March Madness to set writing goals for yourself which includes check ins for encouragement and inspiration. I've been participating and it's been a motivation for me to accomplish my writing goals each day.
And Miss Snark's First Victim is hosting a round next week for a 'Drop the Needle' Critique where you can get 250 words in the middle of your novel critiqued (in a public forum, but it's anonymous). The theme is Revelations.
Good luck! Let me know if you participate in anything so I can root for you :-)