Sunday, July 22, 2012

Take Me to Your Manuscript

Depending on the genre, you still might have time to enter this year's LAUNCH PAD Contest: Boosting You Out of the Slush Pile. Here's the schedule:

We're accepting Middle Grade/Young Adult entries through August 10.

The submission deadline for Contemporary Romance is September 10.

If your story involves little green men or other such nifty things, you can send your SciFi/Fantasy/ Horror entry anytime between now and October 10.

The judges are currently reading the Contemporary Fiction/Women's Fiction entries, and it's going to be tough to pick a winner, let me tell you. We've received a record number of entries in this category, and there's lots of good stuff here.

Feeling bold and daring? Check out the complete rules on the Launch Pad Contest tab above. Send us the entry form along with the synopsis and the manuscript's first 3- to 4000 words, and click on the PayPal button to pay the entry fee. Whether or not you win, you'll get two professional critiques. So quit hiding and get submitting!

When she's not writing fiction that takes you out of this world, Yvonne Anderson serves as our contest administrator. The first novel in her Gateway to Gannah series, The Story in the Stars, is a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award for Speculative Fiction. The second, Words in the Wind, releases August 1. She blogs at