Ends on 11/11/2015
SCINTILLATING STARTS CONTEST:
WRITER ADVICE’S SCINTILLATING STARTS CONTEST
$20 ENTRY FEE
3 PRIZES OF $100 (Last year we gave 4 prizes instead of 3 because of the quality of the work.)
Whether you’re writing fiction, memoir, or another prose genre, entice us. Grab our attention. Make us want to know more. Give us reasons to care.
Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre) to Writer Advice’s Fourth Scintillating Starts Contest.
Your cover letter must include your contact information, but we don’t need either a summary or your publishing history. We’re looking at the manuscript opening, not the query.
This contest is for those who have not yet received a contract for the work they submit.
I’ll respond like an agent or editor who is looking for good writing that will sell. You’ll get perspective and insight. The prize winners will be published.
Judge B. Lynn Goodwin has been the owner/editor of Writer Advice since 1997. She is the author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers; Talent (forthcoming from Eternal Press); and numerous stories and articles in print and online. When she's not running Writer Advice or evaluating manuscripts, she's working on a memoir about getting married for the first time at age 62.