First Line Contest Winners Announced

Here are some of the trends we noticed: Death /killing/dying: 12 Mentions of underwear: 2 Mentions of a god: 3 Mention of knives: 2 Shortest: 1 word [running] Longest: 32 words Mentions of drool: 2 Waking up: 3 And without further ado, the WINNERS! First Place: Kalen O’Donnell For my sixteenth birthday, my oldest brother […]

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Show Me The Voice Contest

Hello dear blog readers! I need your help. Brenda over at Brenda Drake Writes…under the influence of coffee is hosting a SHOW ME THE VOICE contest that I’m participating in. I’ve posted the first 250 words of my manuscript, THE COLOR TRANSPARENT, and according to contest rules I need to collect critiques for the next […]

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First Line Contest

What makes your manuscript stand out? We know how important that first line is for hooking an agent, editor, and reader. Now show us some great beginnings! Open to picture book, chapter book, middle grade or young adult. Deadline: Midnight April 2, 2011. First Prize: A query critique by agent Mary Kole (Andrea Brown Literary […]

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