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Friday, June 26, 2015

About Those Words, a Contest, and New Moderators

In the course of this blog, our moderators have evolved, revolved, and devolved. After leaving this blog, they have continued their careers as successful writers, published their works, and improved their craft.

Unicorn Bell welcomes two new moderators to our writer’s critique site, both unique.

EJ Roberts caught my attention on Facebook. I grew to admire her fair posts about the books she’s read. She gives gentle reviews, without the snark I’ve seen in so many others. She is a professional reviewer, dedicated to books and authors.

Angela Kelly is an editor. She amazes me, ferreting out the wacko sentences, clunks, and storylines that have gone bye-bye. Her edits are kind (mostly) but she is not above letting her writers know when they are falling down the stairs like a defunct Slinky.

EJ and Angi start next month and, Boy Howdy, I Can Not Wait to see their posts

Contest! Contest!

If you have a manuscript laying around, unpublished, under no contract, give this contest a whirl.

2015 Weta Nichols Writing Contest, sponsored by the Ozark Romance Authors.

Louise Fury of The Bent Agency will judge Historical and Young Adult/Middle Grade
Candace Havens with Entangled Publishing will judge Contemporary and Paranormal/Sci-Fi

Submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel to win prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as our final judges.

Contest is open to both published and unpublished authors, but the piece submitted must be unpublished (traditional, self-pub, or e-pub) and not under contract to be published.

Entries are open genre and not required to contain romantic tones. Categories in which entries may be judged are:

·       Historical
·       Contemporary
·       Paranormal/Sci-Fi
·       Young Adult/Middle Grade.

See all the details Here.

Deadline is July 15.



9 comments:

mshatch said...

Hmm, I may think about that contest...Thanks! And yay for our new moderators!

Huntress said...

Yep. Me too. On both counts.

Chrys Fey said...

Yay to our new moderators! I can't wait to see their contributions! :D

Thanks for sharing the contest with us. I might give it a shot.

Huntress said...

Chrys - you are welcome

Liz A. said...

Yay to the new moderators. And interesting contest. Too bad I don't have a finished work lying around...

Huntress said...

A wip works fine. It just needs to be unpublished and under no contract.

Liza said...

Welcome to EJ and Angela!

Kristin Smith said...

Welcome, welcome new moderators!! This contest sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing the info! :)

Angela said...

Hmm...I don't remember ever saying you were falling down the stairs like a defunct slinky. There was that one time you...wait, nevermind. I promised I wouldn't dissect your manuscripts on here. :)

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I look forward to getting to know all of you!