Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It’s back… The contest that launched several successful publishing careers and brought readers hours of joy is back! Are you ready? The Rules: 1) The 5th annual Brava Novella Contest will begin accepting entries at midnight central time on August 1, 2007 and will cease accepting entries at midnight central time on September 30, 2007. 2) All entries must be made using the online entry form (which can be accessed by the link below.) No email or snail mail entries will be accepted. 3) Entries will be 750 words (computer count/actual word count) and entrant’s choice of any scene in the novella. Entries over 750 words will be disqualified. 4) This year, for the first time, the contest will have a theme. Entries must be written to the theme of: reunited lovers. 5) All entries will be judged by established Brava authors with the top twenty finalists being judged by Kensington Editorial Director Kate Duffy. As in previous years, there will also be voting by readers with the highest voted entry being named the “Readers’ Choice.” 6) Judging will be held during the month of October with winners announced by November 15, 2007. 7) One entry per person (multiple entries is cause for disqualification.) Open to unpublished authors and those published with houses other than Kensington. The Reward: If your 750 word entry is selected as one of the 20 finalists, your entry will be read by Kate Duffy. Take a look at the books in the sidebar and below to see how many previous Novella Contest entrants became Kensington authors because of having their entries read by Kate. Got Questions? Visit the message board’s Contest Forum and post them there. The contest will be run through the message board, so get accustomed to it now! Submit your entry now!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You'll be sorry if you miss this one.The Muse Online Writers Conference The MuseItUp Club Carolyn Howard-Johnson Lea Schiza
Saturday, September 8, 2007
RULES Categories: All subgenres of romance, as well as chick lit/mainstream fiction with romantic elements, will be accepted. Entries in other genres will not be considered. Judging Criteria: Weekly winners will be selected based on an entertaining opening that makes the reader — in this case, Rachelle Chase — want to read more. Submission: All entries should be:
- First 1,000 words or less. No exceptions.
- Unpublished and/or not under contract
- Emailed to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Chase_the_Dream_Contest_Entrywith the submission text pasted in the body of the email. (Due to viruses running rampant on the Internet, entries sent as attachments will not be considered.)
Emailed entries should contain “Chase the Dream Contest Entry” in the subject line. The body of the email should contain the real name or pen name of the entrant, the title of the entry, the subgenre, and the 1,000 word submission. Entrants can re-enter non-winning entries or submit new entries each week. However, an author can only enter one entry per week and may not continue to submit entries once (s)he has become a finalist. Winners of the weekly mini-critiques may not re-submit that particular entry, but may submit the first 1,000 words of a different work. Entrants who do not want to be considered for the mini-critique must specify this at the beginning of their entry. Entrant must be the author of the work submitted. Entrant can be published or unpublished. However, work submitted cannot be published or under contract at the time of entry. Deadlines: Contest deadlines are as follows: September 1, 2007 - November 12, 2007 Entries accepted September 18, 2007 - November 20, 2007 Weekly Finalists posted and Mini-Critique winners posted November 21, 2007 - November 30, 2007 Readers vote for winner December 2, 2007 - Winners notified via email December 12, 2007 - Winners and interview posted November 20, 2007 - December 12, 2007 Panel of Experts read entries
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
This is the THIRD, I repeat, the THIRD time in the past month that I've won a book! I'm a very happy camper!Just yesterday I was notified that I won a copy of THE MOTIVE by John Lescroart (HC) over at J. Kaye's Book Blog. And before that, I won a copy each of ENSLAVE ME SWEETLY by Gena Showalter and a copy of WILD, WICKED, & WANTON by Jaci Burton from TKA Blog(The Knight Agency). It all started when (I totally forgot about this), I won a free thirty day trial membership to Essence of Romance at a Night Owl Romance chat. Gee, do you think that maybe I should play the lottery? Happy Reading (and Writing)!