Submissions are now open for our second Secret Agent Are You Hooked? contest.
Here are the guidelines -- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
Please submit THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your completed manuscript to facelesswords(at)gmail.com. You have from now until Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00 am EDT (2:00 PM London) to send your submission. Submissions sent after the 9:00 am time stamp will not be included.
The contest is open FOR THE FOLLOWING GENRES ONLY:
Commercial fiction (no fantasy or sci/fi)
Literary fiction with a commercial edge
ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN'S BOOKS (any age).
Please format your submission as follows:
TITLE and GENRE at the TOP of the page.
Please -- no boldface, underline, or funky fonts. (Italics are OK, but please not for the title/genre.)
Please -- include a SCREEN NAME that I can use for identification purposes. It is not necessary to use your real name. All submissions will be posted anonymously.
ONLY ONE SUBMISSION per person. Subsequent submissions will be deleted. (It's a matter of sanity.)
By submitting your work to Miss Snark's First Victim, you are giving inherent permission for a) your work to be posted anonymously on this site; and b) your work to be critiqued by the readership of this blog and by our Secret Agent.
Language deemed "too offensive" by Authoress will be bleeped with asterisks, as per my "rules" page (see link to the left). Otherwise, your writing will not be edited in any way, except for formatting issues that may pop up (let's hope they don't).
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be subject to elimination from the contest.
So...you're sure you've read them carefully, yes? Because I hate rejecting things. Ur, people.
Okay, here we go! I'm uber-excited. Your posts will appear on Wednesday, ripe for the critting.
Best wishes to all!