Monday, March 19, 2018

ALL THE FUN To Celebrate Miss Snark's First Victim's TENTH BIRTHDAY!


Ten years, my friends. On April 4, 2018, it will be AN ENTIRE DECADE since I wrote my first BLOG POST here.  Naturally, I want to celebrate!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FOLLOWING TEN-YEAR CELEBRATORY EVENTS:

1. SNEAKY AGENT BLOGPITCH 


When: Thursday, March 29
What:  50 pitches to be posted for public critique and possible requests from agents

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

*Submissions will open Monday, March 26 at 9:00 am EDT and will close on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:00 am EDT.
*After the close of submissions, the bot will randomly select 50 entries to be posted on the blog.
*ALL CATEGORIES AND GENRES--except erotica or erotic romance--will be included.
*Your entry should consist of a tight, 75-words-or-fewer pitch for your completed, polished novel. (Do not enter this contest if your manuscript is not agent-ready.) Remember--the fewer words, the better.
*Submit your entry HERE.
*The 50 winning entries will post on Thursday, March 29.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

Two wonderful things!

1. Your pitch will receive critique from this lovely blog community AND several published authors.

2.  SNEAKY AGENTS will also be reading the pitches! If they see anything they like, THEY WILL MAKE REQUESTS IN THE COMMENT BOXES.

So basically, if your entry is chosen for this blogpitch round, your pitch will be read by agents who are currently open to new clients. The agent response to my invitation to this contest has been delightfully positive so far!

If you have any questions about this contest, please leave them in the comment box below.


2. Q&A WITH ELAYNE BECKER, Associate Editor at Tor Teen


On Wednesday, April 4 -- MSFV's 10th birthday -- I will share an exclusive interview with Elayne Becker, my fabulous editor and rising star at Tor Teen and Tor/Forge Books.  In the comment box of the interview, Elayne will field your questions! The comment box will be open for 24 hours, during which time you may post your questions to Elayne. She will take up to 3 days to answer ALL questions posted!

Note: This is a GREAT opportunity to get insight from the inside. Mark your calendars!

WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

Elayne will be giving away a box o'books from Tor to one lucky winner. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!  Details on the giveaway are forthcoming.

I hope you'll join us for the celebration! I'm thankful for these past ten years, and I'm glad you've been a part of them.



44 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! Ten years is a long time :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary!! RubyRed0 ��

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  3. Has it really been 10 years? Wow! Congratulations.

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    1. Right? I can't believe it, either! Thanks. :)

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  4. Congrats on the big 10! Does it feel like 10?

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    1. Yes and no! My initial reaction is often, wow, how can it be 10 years? But then I think about my daughter Molly, who is 10 1/2 now, and who was a breastfeeding infant when I started this blog. THAT makes me realize how long ago it really was!

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  5. Congrats on 10 years! That's incredible!

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  6. what a fun contest! Also, I am super grateful for the long submission window... being on the other side of the world is rough :) thank you!!!

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  7. This looks like fun! Congrats on ten years of awesome!

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  8. Amazing!! Big TEN!! Congrats and many thanks for all you've done for our community of writers. :)

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    1. Thank you, Gee Wiz! You've been a part of LOTS of these 10 years. :)

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  9. Happy ten-year blogiversary! Congrats on the achievement (and agent, and everything else). I may not comment much, but I'm happy you're doing so well-- and kinda shocked it's been that long, too.

    Thanks for doing it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Alaina! It's been my pleasure to do it. :)

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  10. Congratulations on your 10th Blogoversary. That's some remarkable persistence and tenacity--but we all know those are two adjectives that describe you well.

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  11. Question about the 75-wd p-itch: will that include title and genre? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Betsy! There are separate fields for the title, category, and genre, and these will not be included in the word count.

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    2. Thanks. Figured, but wanted to be sure. :)

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  12. Blogpitch Form refusing to validate my email address, including an alternate one. How do I submit my query?
    artstar@ihot.com Thank you/

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    1. I'm so sorry! Try using a different browser--that often rectifies the problem. Let me know if you're still having trouble.

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  13. Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. Unfortunately, when I click on the Submit HERE button, I am taken to a blank screen. What am I doing wrong?

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  14. Hi
    I tried three bowsers and three email addresses. It refuses all of them. even after clearing my caches. Now I don't even get a 'not verified' error message and the Opera browser opens a blank form window. Help?

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    1. I've forwarded your message to my programmer; hopefully I'll be able to track him down today. In the meantime, please email me at facelesswords@gmail.com and detail your issue for me there. That way, when I hear from Michael, I'll have a reference.

      Sorry about this!

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  15. Follow up - using an antique email address, I finally filled the form and was accepted(although my current address is the one shown as my registration). Go figure. Anyway, thank you for this opportunity. I hope many writers become authors through this gift you've offered.

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    1. Oh, I'm glad it worked out! Sorry you had so much trouble with it.

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  16. My pitch has been selected and I need to reply to comments. How do i get my screen name featured below.Sorry for being so daft !

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    1. You're not being daft! :) Just scroll down to the "Name/URL" option in the "Reply as:" pull-down, and type whatever screen name you'd like to use while leaving comments. (The URL is not necessary; just a name.)

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    2. Sorry, it'll say "Comment as", not "Reply as". Choose the Name/URL option from that pull-down menu.

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