Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Follow Up to the Submissions Contest

Time for a reminder post on the Submissions Contest. (Follow the link for details on entering). The Acquisitions Editor is reviewing the entries as they come in so that she can announce the finalists soon after the deadline March 1.

What it means to be a finalist, is that your entry went beyond the initial review and a full will be requested.

After reviewing the full manuscripts submitted by the finalists, a select few will be asked to then send in a promotion plan. Feeling lucky? Then start working on your promotion plan! Did you realize how much work this little contest would mean for you? Bwa ha ha.

Out of these, the three (or up to three) winners will be chosen. If you opt out of a publishing contract with WiDo, that is fine, you will still get a review on your manuscript but won't be one of the winners (obviously, since winning means a publishing contract with WiDo Publishing).

The finalists are judged on both their queries and their first three chapters. So anyone who still wants to enter, get busy polishing your query and manuscripts!


  1. How exciting!!! I wish everyone the best of luck!!! Just from what I've seen already people would be crazy to not want to take part in this submission contest!!!

    PS - What kind of promotion plan is someone to be working on? I think it'd great advice to have for anyone who is looking to get in the business!!! If you've already talked about it on your blog I'd love your link!!

  2. Great idea Jen! I think I'll post the WiDo promotion plan outline next week, with permission of course.

  3. Hmm, would things like a home-made trailer for the book be appropriate?

  4. I would love to see the WiDo promotion plan. And I hope we get some great new books from this contest.

  5. Best of luck to everyone! Very cool contest!!

  6. I look forward to seeing all the details! I think it's important as an author to also have ideas on how you think the book would sell great in your area and the work you're willing to put into it.

    A writer has to have passion and endurance to be able to last the long fight!

    Happy Friday Karen! Enjoy your weekend!