Thank you for all your glowing comments on Friday. Moving right along, full steam ahead into Year Two, yes? With more writerly growth, more agent contracts, and more sold novels to come.
I'm positive about this!
So the next Good Thing on our list is our upcoming Secret Agent: Are You Hooked? contest for this month. The call for submissions will be posted on Monday, April 13 (time to be announced).
Here are the preliminaries (this is NOT a call for submissions):
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)
(Please -- no bold, underlines, 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)
3. This month's contest will include the following genres:
- Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction, both commercial and literary
- Women's Fiction
Full guidelines will be posted in the actual call. The preliminaries are to help you get your "stuff" in order if you're planning to enter.
Please remember that I will only accept the first 50 entries.
Please also remember that winners of previous Secret Agent contests must not enter the same manuscript in subsequent contests. (A different manuscript is fine, though.)
That's enough to get our week off to a rolling good start! Post your questions in the box.