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!
"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