Hard to believe it, but here it is: ADULT SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BAKER'S DOZEN ARE NEXT WEEK!
If you missed the BAKER'S DOZEN EVERYTHING post this week, read it now.
Here are some things I need to address (for the future--as in, next year's contest).
1. If, in the future, you are feeling clever enough to fool the Bot's ONE ENTRY PER PERSON rule during the Logline Critique Rounds (or anything else, for that matter) by using separate email addresses, I will disqualify your entries. Michael was kind enough to program the Bot to let me know when there are duplicate entries, so, yes, I know when this happens. Honestly? This is a first. And because I didn't have a policy in place, I let it go. You have been warned.
2. This is an Honor System thing: If your Critique Round entry makes it into the first or second round, please don't enter a subsequent round. Folks, THERE ARE OTHERS HOPING TO GET IN. If you get in twice, you've stolen someone else's opportunity the second time. I have no way to police this, other than to read through everything super carefully and check. And I DON'T HAVE THE TIME. Again, I did not state a policy about this thing, because I'D RATHER TRUST EVERYONE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I don't like preaching or nagging.
Honestly? I completely understand your desire to get more feedback after you've revised. I'M A WRITER, TOO. But at that point, it's time to ask your critique partners to read it.
3. On that note: Holly Bodger has GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR REVISED LOGLINE. Simply email your logline to her at holly(at)hollybodger.com. Please do not email her if you have not significantly revised your logline. Please do not email her if your logline DID NOT APPEAR in one of the 3 rounds. (Yes, she will know. She's smart like that.)
4. On a different note: I'm continuing to receive questions about NA in the Baker's Dozen. NA IS NOT OFFICIALLY INCLUDED. Why? Because, when asked, none of the participating agents said, "Yes, please!" And I do try to tailor the contest to their tastes (which, collectively, are broad). HOWEVER: Since NA is essentially adult literature (yes, it is), and if you're comfortable doing so, feel free to enter it under the adult category. Don't call it NA -- just call it by its genre. Mystery or Romance or Paranormal or whatever it is. It will be read and considered along with all the other entries.
And, finally, this is your last chance to ask questions about next week's submissions, so please post them in the comment box.
Soon the crazy will begin! But it's a good sort of crazy. Also, it forces me to spend lots of time with Jodi Meadows, which I will never complain about.
There it is! Have a brilliant weekend, and I'll see you when the fun starts!