Walrus Magazine announces a contest based on the first paragraph of a novel in any of the following genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Western, Ghost Story/Gothic.
From the site: "Your challenge? To make that paragraph the most gripping, titilating, and action-packed read of the summer!"
The prizes? A Fairmont Hotels and Resorts prize package and having your work published at walrusmagazine.com.
Check out the site for more information and specifics.