Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pimping the Contest

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketHi, all! I am donning my promotional tiara to tell you that I have entered my Golden Heart-finaling manuscript 'Kick Start' in Pocket Books's First Chapters Writing Contest.

Pocket, in conjunction with (a social networking site) is sponsoring a contest for aspiring romance writers. Basically, you read someone's entry, vote on it and leave a comment. First round voting will run until Sept 18. After that, they will announce 25 semi-finalists, who will get to post a second chapter for a second round of voting. After the second round, five finalists will have their books reviewed by Pocket's editorial staff and the editors will select the winner. Nerve-wracking, but fun!

The winner will have their book published by Pocket and receive a $5000 advance. It is a wonderful opportunity for us aspiring romance writers! If you would be so kind, please go to, read my story, vote and leave a comment.

Things to know:
* It's more "rating" than "voting". Under the chapter, there is a "Rate this article" header. Under that, there are numbers with stars above them. Select the number you would like to rate the chapter.
* No ratings under "10" will be counted. You may rate a chapter less than 10, but it will not be counted. It is less demoralizing for the writers if you simply don't vote unless you really think the story is a 10!
* Comments count! In the case of a tie, the contender with the greatest number of different commentors will win.

If you're game, here is a link to my first chapter of 'Kick Start':

Thank you for your support!

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At 2:24 PM , Blogger Âme said...

Qué interesante! ^^

At 8:23 PM , Blogger Caren Crane said...

Ame, if you get a chance, please rate my chapter. I would appreciate the support. Thanks for stopping by!


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