Cupid’s Literary Connection is hosting a brand new contest, and this one sounds really exciting! (Okay, they’re all exciting but this one is neat). The Writer’s Voice. It’s set up much like the singing competition “The Voice.” There are four judges/mentors: Brenda Drake of Brenda Drake Writes, Monica B.W. of Love YA, Krista Van Dolzer of Mother. Write. (Repeat.), and of course, Cupid.
Here’s how it works, tomorrow morning, May 3, at 9am EST, the submission window will open. Contestants will submit via special widgets on any of the four blogs. The first 75 will make it through. Another window opens at 9pm EST for an additional 75 entries. If you make it though, you’ll email in the query and first 250 words of your finished, polished manuscript and post the query and first 250 on your blog. The judges/mentors will then choose ten entries they want on their “team.” Just like “The Voice,” if two mentors choose the same entry, the entrant picks whose team they want to be on. The mentors will then help the entrants, polishing up their manuscripts and queries and helping them shine. The entries will go up on their blogs for agents to see and hopefully request.
Sounds cool, huh? I’m excited! This is a chance not only for agents to see your work, but for great feedback and guidance from experienced writers. Go to any one of their blogs for full details and instructions and a list of genres they’re accepting. You can also follow all the details on Twitter by #TheWritersVoice.
Polish up those queries and good luck to all who submit!!