Win a Critique
We all want to be read, even published writers. So, on Feed A Reed they are offering the chance to budding writers to be read by an editor at Random House.To enter, all you have to do is read the first 6 pages of 6 books and answer a question about each one. Deadline is 31 May 2012. It looks as if this competition runs every month so check back.
Read more @ http://www.feedaread.com/Blog/May-Competition-for-budding-authors-win-critique-from-Dan-Brown-publisher-Random-House-on-FeedAReadcom/
With Feed A Read they also offer your a chance to Self Publish. You can publish your novel with them for free on their website or for a fee of £88 your book can be made available to major online publishers (like Amazon) and high street book shops (like Waterstones). The website appears to have good reviews. I can't say I've looked into Self publishing that much so don't know how good this is but the sales pitch was very good.
The books that do well also get a chance to receive a critique from supporting publishers of the site. They can offer you a publishing deal. The website is funded by the Arts Council.
Read more @ http://www.feedaread.com/