The Manuscript Academy Scholarship Giveaway!
Oct11

The Manuscript Academy Scholarship Giveaway!

  The application period has closed. Winners will be contacted by email on or before October 24. If you don’t receive an email, it means you weren’t selected for the sponsorship. We had many entries and it will be difficult choosing just three. We love giving back to the community, so please keep an eye out on this site and the new pitchwars.org site (coming soon) for more opportunities with contests, free workshops, free books, and more. Thank you! Brenda Drake     The Pitch Wars community celebrates education, hard work, and supporting one another. Because of this, we’re joining forces with The Manuscript Academy, an online writers’ workshop by Manuscript Wishlist. Pitch Wars is offering a scholarship to three writers, so they can attend their choice of two upcoming conferences: Writing Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult, begins November 5, 2016 How to Get Your Adult Fiction (or Memoir) Published, begins November 26, 2016 Three writers will be selected based on a brief description of why you want/need this opportunity. Check out The Manuscript Academy and then fill out the form below to let us know why you would like to win one of the scholarships we’re giving away. The scholarship giveaway will be open until October 18th! About The Manuscript Academy . . . The Manuscript Academy offers world-class publishing instruction that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home or a nearby coffee shop. Unlike traditional conferences, you simply need a computer, a tablet, or even your smartphone to log in and enjoy the very best instruction from some of the top minds in the literary community. Every online Manuscript Academy conference will give you the full educational and networking value of a traditional writing conference, but without the hassle of travel, paying for meals out, or arranging childcare. Event registrants will receive the following: Access to exclusive recorded classes and panels, designed to educate you about need-to-know topics such as how to submit your work, what agents and editors are looking for, how to craft amazing novels and books, the business of writing and promotion, and much more. You will have access to many high-quality recorded video presentations for 30 full days—so you can pause, rewind, and take notes at your own convenience. See the full schedule of classes here. Opportunities to pitch agents and editors one-on-one online. Using just your computer, you can arrange one-on-one pitches with literary agents and publishing house editors who are actively seeking books and clients right now. (Pitches are optional. You can sign up for as many pitches as you like.) Critique opportunities for your work. If you want a professional critique of...

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COUNTERPART by Hayley Stone . . . Happy Release Day!
Oct11

COUNTERPART by Hayley Stone . . . Happy Release Day!

  TITLE: Counterpart AUTHOR: Hayley Stone PUBLISHER: Hydra RELEASE DATE: October 11, 2016 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |  Goodreads   The high-intensity sci-fi thriller series that began with Machinations continues as reincarnated insurgent Rhona Long faces off against the one enemy she can’t outwit: her own clone. The machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the upper hand. Commander Rhona Long understands survival better than most. Killed in combat, she was brought back to life using her DNA, and she’s forged a new, even more powerful identity. Now the leader of the resistance, she’s determined to ensure the machines are shut down for good. But victory is elusive. The machines have a new technology designed to overcome humanity’s most advanced weaponry. Despite Rhona’s peacekeeping efforts, former nations are feuding over resources as old power struggles resurface. Worse, someone inside the resistance is sabotaging the human cause—someone who, from all appearances, seems to be Rhona . . . or her exact replica.   Praise for Machinations . . . “A tension-filled story of loss, loyalty, and forgiveness, with abundant Terminator-style shoot-em-up scenes and a snarky, kickass female warrior. I inhaled it!” – Jennifer Foehner Wells, bestselling author of Fluency “This violent, bloody, romantic tale is full of awesome mechanical foes and authentic characters you love or hate, like real people . . . The nuances of the title promise more than meets the eye, and the prose delivers.” – Perihelion “An SF techno-thriller with heart and soul.” – Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver “Machinations is an action-packed SF thriller loaded with fantastic characters and gut-wrenching emotional twists. [. . .] The prose is stunning, the action is non-stop.” – Linnea Sinclair, RITA Award-winning author of Gabriel’s Ghost “Machinations is a thrilling fusion of action and heartbreak, with quick pacing, rich characters, and a one-of-a-kind story. A great debut.” – G.T. Almasi, author of Blades of Winter   About Hayley Stone . . . Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest Hayley Stone has lived her entire life in sunny California, where the weather is usually perfect and nothing as exciting as a robot apocalypse ever happens. When not reading or writing, she freelances as a graphic designer, falls in love with videogame characters, and analyzes buildings for velociraptor entry points. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in German from California State University, Sacramento. Counterpart is her second novel, and a choice for Amazon’s Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books...

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