Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 31, 2013

2013 Emerging Writers Getaway Contest

HAPPY EASTER AND PASSOVER!
 
lenamoses

Thought this illustration by freelance illustrator Lena Shiffman was perfect for Easter. Lena has illustrated 16 children’s book. Here is the link to her website: www.lenashiffman.com

Deadline: May 24th

Entry Fee: $25

Ten finalists’ entries will be read and judged by author Rikki Ducornet.

Additionally, Andrea Hurst Literary Management is offering the winning entry a full read/critique (as well as possible representation or referral).  The second and third place winners will also receive agent responses (from Andrea Hurst Literary Management) to their synopses, complete with critique/suggestions.

The names and novel titles to the top ten finalists will be posted on the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association website on June 23, 2013.

The top ten entries will receive two critiques of their entry by members of the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association.

Awards will be given as follows

First Place

  • Andrea Hurst Literary Management provides a full read/critique (as well as possible representation or referral)
  • One week retreat to a Smoky Mountains cabin (valued at $2,000* – transportation not provided)
  • $300 cash prize
  • Name/title posted on the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association website

Second Place

  • Receives an agent response (from Andrea Hurst Literary Management) to his/her synopses, complete with critique/suggestions
  • $200 cash prize
  • Name/title posted on the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association website

Third Place

  • Receives an agent response (from Andrea Hurst Literary Management) to his/her synopses, complete with critique/suggestions
  • $100 cash prize
  • Name/title posted on the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association website

Entries must be received between February 15, 2013 and May 24, 2013. Click HERE to submit.

Format Requirements:

  • Synopsis – one-two pages (may be single-spaced)
  • Manuscript – though your novel should be complete, we are asking for your initial submission to be a maximum length of twenty-five pages; it must be double-spaced (The 25-page limit does not include your one-two page synopsis.)
  • The entire entry must be in 12point Times New Roman or Times (Mac)
  • Must have 1” margins
  • Your manuscript pages must be numbered
  • Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the synopsis or the manuscript
  • Preferred method of submission of your entry is via Submittable
  • Second method of submission, via snail-mail, must include a check or money order. Please email us at: alumniassociation@whidbeymfaalumni.org for specifics on how to enter through the US postal service.
  • Manuscript
    • Maximum length is twenty-five pages. The 25-page limit does not include your one or two page synopsis; it is strictly the first twenty-five pages of your novel (beginning with either a prologue or chapter one). If you are a finalist, you will be asked to provide a copy of your completed manuscript (minimum 55,000 words, maximum 120,000 words).
  • Total Page Count
    • 27 pages, maximum, in total (first and second pages are the synopsis, pages 3-27 are your manuscript). Remember, your name must NOT appear anywhere on the synopsis or manuscript.
  • Non Refundable Entry Fee
    • Each entry is $25.00 (USD).
    • You must pay your entry fee through the Submittable website (unless submitting via snail mail, then include check or money order).

Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification. Should your entry be disqualified, you will receive a letter stating the reason for disqualification and, time permitting, an opportunity to resubmit at no additional charge.

Good Luck!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. LOVE the illustration 🙂 How beautiful! I just finished watching “The Ten Commandments” and even though it’s not done realistically, the imagery was often beautiful and the special effects were outstanding for its time. Everyone, stay safe if you’re traveling for the holiday—-ANY holiday 🙂

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