I was searching on google for writing contests this July and stumbled upon this. Hope you might be interested.
If you are a writer who has written a novel opening anytime before 31st July 2011, The Next Big Author Competition and associated site youwriteon.com are running another initiative for novel writers in July 2011 with feedback from Random House and Orion, the publishers of Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett. The Top Ten highest rated authors of opening chapters between 5,000 to 7,000 words - written prior to 31st July 2011 - will be read by and receive feedback from Random House and Orion. Both publishers have been participating on youwriteon.com for several years. See the competition rules for this further competition on the website: