Get Pumped for The Writer’s Voice 2015
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Get Pumped for The Writer’s Voice 2015

We’re so excited to be a part of  “The Writer’s Voice” this year! Brenda, Kimberly Chase and I will be joining forces as a coaching team and are so excited to read your manuscripts! For those who aren’t familiar with “The Writer’s Voice,” it’s is a multi-blog, multi-agent contest hosted by Brenda Drake, Mónica Bustamante Wagner, Elizabeth Briggs, and Krista Van Dolzer. We’re basing it on NBC’s singing reality show The Voice, so the four hosts will serve as coaches and select projects for our teams based on their queries and first pages. Here’s the timeline: May 20: Everybody enters the Rafflecopter lottery May 21: The lottery winners sign up on the widget May 21 – June 4: We select our team members from “The Writer’s Voice” Blogfest June 4-18: We coach our team members, helping them polish their entries June 19: We post our team members’ entries on our blogs June 23: Agents vote for their favorites Submissions To enter, your manuscript must meet two conditions: First, it must be COMPLETE, POLISHED, AND READY TO QUERY, and second, it must be in one of the following genres: MG fiction (all genres) YA fiction (all genres) NA fiction (all genres except erotica) Adult genre fiction (excluding erotica) Adult literary fiction (including women’s fiction but excluding erotica) Adult commercial fiction (including women’s fiction but excluding erotica) In other words, we’re accepting pretty much everything this year:) To determine who gets to participate in the blogfest, we’ll hold a single-entry Rafflecopter lottery on Wednesday, May 20. The lottery will remain open for 12 hours, from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT, at which point the Rafflecopter will select 200 random winners. Those winners will then sign up for the blogfest on one of Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets the next day, May 21. Once you sign up on the widget, you’ll post YOUR QUERY and THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript on your blog. In summary, you must follow these three steps to enter: 1. Enter the Rafflecopter lottery on May 20 during the submission window listed above. 2. Sign up on the widget on May 21 if you win the lottery. 3. Post your query and the first 250 words of your manuscript on your blog. Selections We’re building our teams via “The Writer’s Voice” Blogfest, so YOU MUST HAVE A BLOG TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST. We don’t care if you’ve had it for five years or five minutes; we just want to be able to fight over you in public:) We coaches will review the entries and leave a comment on your post that says something like, “I want you!”...

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