(Please note: This is NOT a call for submissions! The call will be posted on Monday the 9th.)
1. Please submit the first 250 words of your COMPLETED NOVEL to facelesswords(at)gmail.com.
2. Submissions must be received IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
Screen Name (PLEASE list this first, as it's easier to swipe the text below without including it)
GENRE: (I really do want these to be in all-caps. All in the interest of ease-of-reading.)
(Please -- no bold, underline, or strange fonts.)
(Also -- please, NO CENTER-JUSTIFYING!)
*Submission in a normal font (NOT Courier, Comic, or anything that is outside the realm of normal in the publishing world), 250 words (your first page)
4. Entries will be limited to a 24-hour submission window, or 50 submissions -- WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
5. NO ATTACHMENTS. Please send your submission in the body of your email.
The call for submissions will include the rest of the information for this month's contest, such as genres, confirmation emails, etc. The above information is the basic formatting and submission instructions.
Some extra notes to ponder:
- You do not have to include "Chapter 1" before the text of your submission. I know it's chapter one. When you include that, I have to delete it. Which only takes a few seconds. But multiply that by 50, and you'll see why I'm so anal about the format of your submission.
- This site is PG. So if one or more of your characters have a serious case of potty mouth, please insert asterisks where necessary. And for the record, I don't have a problem with the occasional "hell" or "damn." It's the really nasty stuff I'm worried about -- anything with a crude sexual connotation, a use of God's name that is NOT a prayer, or just the nastiest of nasty street language. I know it's character realism and all that, and I respect your right to create characters who talk like that. I just don't want them to talk like that on my blog. (I will insert asterisks where needed if I see something that needs them. I'm just asking for a little extra help.)
- I deeply appreciate your willingness to follow the guidelines, respect your peers, share your time, open yourselves to criticism. Just so you know. (What, I've said that already? Guess I'm having a schmoopy, warm-n-fuzzy attack this morning.)