Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Writer Advice Wants You!Writers advice from The Elements of Style

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. I’ll respond like an agent/editor. You get perspective.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2013. 

JUDGES: Writer and editor B. Lynn Goodwin will judge and may consult with other writers as part of the process. All finalists are winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers.

PRIZES: Small cash award split evenly among all winners.

ENTRY FEE: $20. FOR BEST RESULTS:

1. Include your name, contact information, and title in the cover letter, but only include your title in the submission so it remains anonymous.

2.   Tell us if the submission is fiction or memoir in the cover letter.

3.   Since we judge these anonymously, please don’t tell us your background or where you’ve been published. If you are a finalist, we’ll ask for a bio.

4.   Please double-space your submission.

SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be submitted through Submittable. Submit to Writer Advice. You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separate submission with a separate fee of $20.

Winning pieces will be posted in the fall issue of Writer Advice. E-mail questions, but not submissions to editor B. Lynn Goodwin at Lgood67334@comcast.net

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