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
If your novel does not fall within one of these genres, please do not enter.
4. Entries will be limited to THE FIRST 25 SUBMISSIONS. Period. The second submission window will open at 3:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM London). Please check the blog for notification that the submission maximum has been reached.
5. All submissions will receive a confirmation email containing your post number. If you do not receive a confirmation email, I did not receive your submission. (Please note: I do not use an auto-responder. It may be a few hours before you receive your confirmation.)
6. I LOVE your personal notes -- I really do. But please refrain from sending a "thank you" email after I've sent your post number.
7. NO ATTACHMENTS. Please send your submission in the body of your email.
8. By entering this contest, you are agreeing to the public posting and critiquing of your work.
9. If you are chosen as a winner of this contest, you will agree to the terms of the prize as laid out by our Secret Agent, or your prize will be subject to forfeiture.
Okay, have at it!