Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Revision Contest Entries

First, I want to thank Natalie Fischer for agreeing to do this. Please leave comments thanking her for her time.


I want to thank all of you for participating and for following me. I'm planning on having more contests and interviews for you all to enjoy.

As you may or may not know, I'm all for contests. It is an awesome way to meet people and to get parts of your manuscripts read and feedback. AND, most contests have awesome prizes such as this one with a query and 1st chapter critique.

So...now off to the entries. I put all the names in the sorting hat, and my lovely assistant (okay, my son) pulled out the names of fifteen lucky people. Cuz...you know...I'm high tech like that.

As you can see, all the entries are now posted below. If I made a mistake, please be sure to let me know so that I can correct it.

Please follow the rules.

1) If your name was drawn and your entry is posted below, then feedback must be left for three entries. Of course, I invite everyone who wishes to leave comments. The more feedback one receives the better--writers helping writers and all that.

2) Please make the comments helpful without being rude.

3) If someone has a lot of comments, then please select another so that everyone can benefit. My hope is that everyone has at least three comments or more.

4) Comments will end July 18th. Then time for revisions if needed. Please check back on the 18th for further instructions.

Good luck!!


  1. Awesome!

    I was a little confused until you mentioned that there are links in the sidebar. But if you want all the entries to appear on the main page, go into your blog settings, click on "formatting", and the very first option is how many posts you want to appear on the main page. Type in 16 to include all the entries plus this post. You can always go back and change it again once this contest is over.

    Easy peezy lemony squeezy! :D

    And thanks again to both you and Natalie! I entered this contest because it was different from what I usually see out there. (well, AND because I love Natalie, but that's a given. haha) Looking forward to seeing more in the future. Thank you!

  2. Thanks Lydia

    I have changed the settings where all the posts show.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to put such a fab contest together, Ebyss - and of course, a big thanks to Natalie!

    Looking forward to reading all of the submits - looks like we've got some really great stories entered.

    Best of luck to everyone!

  4. Thanks Natalie! And Ebyss for doing this.

  5. Thank you Ebyss and Natalie for putting this on! :D

  6. Thank you for the contest. This is by far my favorite contest that I have come across. There were no points to add up which I loved and your writing improves while getting constructive critiques. I'll have to help your son draw next time :) And it's awesome to have a literary agent involved. I wonder if she ever found a client through a contest like this?

  7. Thanks Natalie! And thank you again for this awesome contest.

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  9. Thank you Natalie and Ebyss. What a great idea for a contest. I love the fact that we all get to share ideas and become involved with each other's work. Very very cool!

  10. I'd like to echo what everyone else has said and say thank you. This is an amazing contest. I'm so excited!

    (I have a livejournal, but for some reason it will not let me log in and post comments.)

  11. Thanks Natalie and Ebyss! I'm glad I have a chance to improve my work and meet awesome writers just like me!

  12. Ebyss, thank you so much for givin of your time and efforts to put together these contests! Ms. Fischer, I appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to help us see problems that others may not see. Kudos to you both!

  13. Ebyss, this is great fun! I really appreciate both you and Natalie for holding this contest. Just got back from vacation and am excited to read all the entries!

  14. Let me know in advance when you have your next contest. I'm too late to begin to understand what this one is about.

  15. great contest, ebyss, I really appreciate the opportunity to help someone improve their writing as well as improve my own. Thanks!