Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Win A Critique!

We're having a double contest this week, readers. The first contest is fun, and entries will be posted here as they arrive. The second contest is work - I will not post the entries at all. Here's the scoop:

Contest #1:

I cannot figure out what to call the readers of this blog. BGs (bloggees) is taken, so I'd like for you to come up with something unique, somehow incorporating the use of the title Pix-N-Pens or our purpose. I thought of Pixies, but didn't think that would go over well with some of our readers, so I'm tossing the challenge out to you. Try to encompass writers AND photographers (and even readers if you can) into the name. Get creative and fun! Submit your entry to tracyruckman [at] gmail. com by NOON, Saturday, January 26th.

The winner of Contest #1 will receive a critique of their first chapter of a current WIP. Details posted below.

Contest #2:

Serious stuff here. Does anyone hate writing the synopsis as much as I do? Well, for this contest, send me your 2-page synopsis. I won't post it - I don't think that needs to be made public knowledge until after your book is published (and maybe not even then, except for teaching purposes.)

I'll judge the entries myself and the winner will receive a CRITIQUE of your first five chapters of your current WIP. When I announce the winner on the blog on Monday, January 28th, I'll include a bio and links to your website, and if you wish, we can include a back cover blurb for your book.

Contest Details:

Synopsis should be no more than 2 pages, single spaced. Submit it as an attachment to tracyruckman [at] gmail. com by NOON, Saturday, January 26th (10 days from today). I do reserve the right to reject any synopsis for any reason.

Prizes:

The winner of Contest #1 will receive a critique of their first chapter - of no more than 10,000 words. The manuscript should be double-spaced, and include a header with your name and page number at the top of each page. It must be submitted within 10 days of the winning announcement. Please allow up to one week for the critique.

The winner of Contest #2 will receive a critique of their first five chapters - of no more than 50,000 words. The manuscript should be double-spaced, and include a header with your name and page number at the top of each page. It must be submitted within 10 days of the winning announcement. Please allow up to three weeks for the critique.

If you have questions, please feel free to write or ask here on the blog.

I'm looking forward to your entries.

1 comment:

Melanie Dickerson said...

What about Word Pics? As in painting word pictures? Anyway, that's the best I can come up with.