Saturday, September 8, 2007

Chase the Dream Writers Contest

Well, I've come across another contest. And guess what, it's FREE! That's right. FREE. No entry fees! It's the second annual CHASE YOUR DREAM contest and it's sponsored by romance author's Leigh Michaels and Rachelle Chase. Here's the blurb: Enter your 1,000 word unpublished romance novel or novel with a romantic theme, and you could win fantastic prizes and get your work in front of agents and editors. Last year's finalists all received manuscript requests from editors and several resulted in book sales.
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:

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 Entrant can be published or unpublished.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

Hurry and get your entries in. I've already submitted mine! Wish me luck!

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