So let's make sure we've got everything straight. *happy-n-confident smile*
1. SECRET AGENT submissions are TODAY. This is a LOTTERY, which means you can enter any time between 9 and 5 EDT, and the bot will randomly choose the 50 entries and 2 alternates once the submissions have closed. YOU MAY ENTER TODAY'S SECRET AGENT CONTEST AND STILL ENTER THE BAKER'S DOZEN.
2. BAKER'S DOZEN ADULT SUBMISSIONS are TUESDAY and THURSDAY. This will NOT be a lottery, but will be first come, first served, to a maximum of 100 each day. Please refer to the OFFICIAL RULES.
3. If you never got a chance to get your logline critiqued, there's still time to send it to K. T. Crowley.
I'll try to stay as present and available as possible this week. Please leave your questions in the comment box.
And so the fun begins!
Urgh, wrong day, wrong form.ReplyDelete
Note to self: Don't try to make sense of the time difference at 2am.
Authoress, will submissions tomorrow be made with the web form only? That was my assumption, but I just wanted to check. Thanks!ReplyDelete
First attempt to comment. Test.ReplyDelete
Best of luck to all then entrants!ReplyDelete
And P.S. I LOVED the form. So much easier than email. I think going the lottery system is a great idea. (even though I didn't get in with the loglines). :)
Thanks for all you do Authoress!
ACK! I'm looking for where the form is? Was there another link I missed? It was 9am right?ReplyDelete
The Baker's Dozen is still a day away and I'm already excited. I've been following your amazing blog since the last one, Authoress. Thank you for the hope of a chance.ReplyDelete
Marie, it's Secret Agent entries for seven more hours (lottery style), and the Baker's Dozen opens in just over eleven hours. Here is the link for both (SA finishes before BD begins):ReplyDelete
Thanks Mark :) I'm going for both - these are amazing opportunities!ReplyDelete
I put my logline in my Secret Agent submission because I was in Baker's Dozen mode...can I edit it somehow?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mark, for sharing the link!ReplyDelete
agwickedspirits -- No, but if your entry gets chosen, I will be able to change anything you need me to; just pop me an email. :)
Oops - I read the updated rules and see my answer. Clearly not enough coffee this morning. :)ReplyDelete
Good luck to all Baker's Dozen entrants! This site ROCKS!! ㋡ReplyDelete
samsevern -- You are one of the most consistent sources of affirmation in my online life. :-)ReplyDelete
I totally agree with Mark--thank you for the HOPE OF A CHANCE. Such an efficient way to get our stuff in front of agents, without slogging through querying, proposal-prep (groan) and/or synopsis writing. Although I've done all the above, I'm looking forward to just getting part of my actual novel out there, because that's the most important thing, right?ReplyDelete
Heather -- YES! That's how I feel. :)ReplyDelete
Authoress, I have another question, this time about the webform. I notice that it calls for the number of words and am assuming that's for the manuscript excerpt, not the logline. Since they both have length limits, I thought I'd better check anyway.ReplyDelete
Thanks again for such a wonderful opportunity. Tingling down to my toes.
OMG, I can't believe it - my entry survived the lottery, and I'm in for the first time. Now, I have to do quick touch-up on my logline, and be ready for tomorrow's Baker's Dozen.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Authoress.
Silly question... Does Historical Fiction include Historical Romance? Some say there is a difference, some say there isn't.ReplyDelete
Jane -- the total word count for Baker's Dozen will be set at 355. That's 100 for log line, 250 for excerpt, and 5 for ending a sentence.ReplyDelete
Bronwyn -- "fiction" is a broad term, so I would say yes. :)ReplyDelete