My novel, Hunted, is in a Harper Collins contest. It is currently the weekly top rated book. All with the help of the critiquing from our meetups.
Please go to this web site to see the fist three chapters of Hunted.
Make sure you sign in (no charge).
After you log on, go to Hunted and add it to your watch list. Rate it with stars. Then go to me and scroll down to my books and click on manage my bookshelf and then click on add.
They don't make it easy.
I also think that anyone writing a book, that this is an excellent way get an agent, as the top five voted books get read and critiqued by an agent or editor.
Its not who you know any longer. Its how many you know.