Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Two for MG -- Submissions

Let's dig into some middle grade!

The details:
  • This round is for MG FICTION, all genres.
  • Submission window:  5:00 to 7:00 PM EST today (Tuesday)
  • This will be a lottery. The bot will choose 15 entries from the pool.
  • Please submit the first 500 words of your manuscript, completed or in progress.
  • Please proofread before submitting!
  • The 15 entries will post Wednesday for critique.
Post your questions below! 


  1. I filled out the submission form but was told I didn't fill in the submission body but my first 500 words are there. A puzzle.

  2. Try pasting it from a plain text version. Your word processor might be putting junk in there that is making the text invisible to the bot...or something.

    If all else fails, try typing it in instead of pasting. I know that's a pain.

    Oh, you might also try opening it in a different browser. Could be a browser quirk, too.

  3. The same thing happened to me, but if you make a keystroke in the box it solves the problem nicely. The form doesn't register that you've pasted words in until there's a keystroke. :)

  4. Ah, thanks for that tip, Kimberly!