Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Manic Readers Romance Novel Writing Contest

The 2009 Manic Readers Romance Novel Writing Contest with NAL Publishing editor, Becky Vinter Contest Rules: 1. Entries will be accepted between January 3, 2009 and February 28, 2009 2. Entries must be written to the theme of "Men in Uniform". Heat level: Steamy! 3. This is a novel length (80k - 100k) contest. Entry length of the excerpt is 1000 words (computer count). Entries over 1000 words will be disqualified. Excerpt can be any part of the story as long as it follows the above theme. Excerpt must be from a new, not yet published, manuscript. 4. Entrants must be registered with the Manic Readers website 5. All entries will be submitted via a submission form on the Manic Readers website (see below). 6. All entries will be kept anonymous but assigned an entry identification number 7. Beginning March 1, 2009, Manic Readers will post 20% of the entries at the beginning of each of the following weeks:
  • March 1st
  • March 8th
  • March 15th
  • March 22nd
  • March 29th
8. Each week registered users can vote for their top two entries (one vote per entry) 9. The top two entries from each week will be posted April 5, 2009 and read by Becky Vinter 10.Contest is open to unpublished writers and published authors not published with NAL Publishing 11.One entry per person – multiple entries will be disqualified Contest Prizes: 1. The top 10 entries receiving the most votes will be read by Becky Vinter 2. The entry with the most votes will be named "Readers' Choice" 3. Becky Vinter will name one of the top 10 entries "Editor's Choice" Frequently Asked Questions Q: Does the manuscript have to be finished in order to enter the contest? A: That's up to you. However, if the editor really loves your excerpt she may ask you for the full manuscript. Manic Readers Romance Novel Contest Good Luck! And don't forget Leah Michaels and Rochelle Chase's Chase the Dream Contest! It's not too late to enter, and it's FREE!

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