Today is the day when something exciting happens on my little blog. That's right. YOU have a chance of posting the first 250 words from the opening of your finished manuscript. Seriously!!! And then YOU get to have it judged by the wonderful Alyson Peterson (@Crzywritergrl), intern at Ayesha Pande Literary. I recently just interviewed the lovely Alyson and you can look at it here.
Alyson is the first to see the queries and your opening pages. And what's important about the opening pages? Well, that'd be the very first words written at the very beginning of the first page.
So let's see what you got.
1) To enter, you have to be a follower. I think that's only fair.
2) After you've done your bit of pushing the follow button, THEN you get to post the first 250 of your manuscript in the comment section below.
See pretty easy. I'm not a hard peep to please.
3) Oh..wait! I forgot. Please format your comment like this.
First 250 words:
ie: It was a dark, stormy night. And so forth and so on.
Please don't stop midsentence though. It's okay to finish it.
THE CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.
The contest will end March 17th or I will close it when a total of 50 comments have been posted. We don't want to overwhelm Ms. Peterson.
When the contest ends, I will post each entry separately. That way we can go through the openings and make comments to each individual person about their opening. Only helpful comments please. No reason for rudeness.
Winners announced April 15th.
Prizes: 1st prize is a $20 B&N gift card.
2nd prize is a $15 B&N gift card.
3rd prize is a $10 B&N gift card.
I think that about sums it up. (Rules subject to change.)
Have fun and good luck.