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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lettuce Write & Submit Contest is now closed. Winners TBA.

This was a fun contest with tons of entries. Allie has been sorting through them as they came in. The top ten with the three winning submissions will be announced on Saturday, Aug. 28th on my blog. So watch for it!

The Top Three will get to submit their full manuscripts for editorial review, possibly with the resulting offer of a publishing contract with WiDo Publishing. Right now, Allie is especially looking for YA romance and/or fantasy, along with Women's fiction/romance and chick lit. Of course, any really great story is always of interest.

Thank you to everyone who entered and to all those who spread the word. It will be exciting to see who Allie picks for the Top 3!! Also, every submission will get an editorial review, but there are so many that it may take awhile for the reviews to get back to you. Like 4-6 weeks? LOL.

See you on Saturday!

31 comments:

  1. You are just one big salad bowl of contests!

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  2. You did a wonderful job with this. THank you for being so generous.

    CD

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  3. Too bad that I am too late to enter (as I say to all the women) as I am a white hot writer. Loving the blog, however.

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  4. Ooooh how exciting!!! Well done everyone who entered!! And thank you lovely KarenG and Allie for hosting this fab competition! it'll be worth the wait knowing how thorough you both are!

    Take care
    x

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  5. Karen, you made me smile because you're starting to sound like a literary agent. (4-6 weeks) ;)

    Jai

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  6. Oh Saturday, huh? That's quick! Good luck to Allie sorting through all the entries. This contest really is a great opportunity. Thanks again!

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  7. Can't believe we'll hear so soon!!! I was prepared to wait three weeks. Thank you both for hosting this.

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  8. I am looking forward to hearing how everyone does - my book is out on an exclusive or I'd have given this a shot.

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  9. This was truly a great opportunity. Thanks Karen : )

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  10. Thanks so much to you and Allie! This was such a great opportunity for writers. Have a wonderful week, Karen!

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  11. Thanks so much to you both for doing this. You are giving us aspiring authors so much support and hope! My fingers are crossed for everyone!!!! xoxo

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  12. Good luck to everyone and thanks so much for putting this on! :)

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  13. Alie has been sorting through them as they come which is why it will only take a week for the final decision. She is doing the judging part, since she doesn't know any of you like I do, therefore she's impartial. I'll assist with reviewing the manuscripts once the judging is over.

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  14. Congrats on running such a successful contest!

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  15. I'm so happy to get a critique, even if I don't win and even if it takes some time. What a great opportunity. Thanks, Karen!

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  16. Quick turnaround! Thanks so much for doing this!

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  17. This was a great contest- I'm excited for Saturday! Thank you Karen & Allie!

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  18. Thank YOU for doing this, Karen!

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  19. From what I've seen, these contests channel the writer's passion, a really good thing for that purpose in time. And thanks for your comment. Appreciate your thoughts!!

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  20. Cool contest. Looking forward to hearing the winner. ANd doesn't just about everything take 4-6 weeks? Seems like it.

    Stephen Tremp

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  21. I really need to hurry up and FINISH something so I have join in some of these.

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  22. (anal retentive part of me now must edit previous statement...please replace "have" with "can" in statement above. Thank you)

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  23. Good luck everyone who entered! Such a fabulous contest Karen - I hope you also enjoyed pulling it all together, as much as we did particpating! :)

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  24. Saturday is really soon! Thank you for all the fun contests! 4-6 weeks for a short review that will help me revise isn't long to wait at all!

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  25. This was a fantastic contest and an awesome opportunity! Thanks so much for putting it all together for us. :-)

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  26. I am wishing everyone the best of luck, and thanks to both Karen and Allie for giving us this opportunity!

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  27. OMG! We're almost there! I'm so excited to be getting a review. It's just going to be so helpful. Karan and Allie, thanks for hosting a contest where everybody wins!

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