The 1000 Words To Win An Editor Contest
1st Prize Full manuscript critique (not a line edit, max 100,000 words) Edit & critique of your first 5 pages Critique of your Query Letter
2nd Prize Edit & critique of your first 5 pages Critique of your Query Letter
3rd Prize Critique of your query Letter
4th-6th Place Critique of your next Twitter Author pitch (#SFFpit, #DVpit, #pitmad, etc; No more than 280 characters).
Dates Contest will run from 2019-08-01 through 2019-08-31 London/UK Time
Winner Will Be Announced No Later than 2019-09-21 FOR LIST OR WINNERS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Contest Judges Michele Sagan - Editor, Author & Prize Source Robert D. McAdams - Author & Contest Sponsor DB Carter - Author & Esteemed Guest Judge & All-Around Good Egg
What We Want
A very short (AKA micro-fiction) Science Fiction or Fantasy or Thriller/Crime story, or a story from any genre (non-horror, non-graphic violence, see below) that makes us laugh.
Who Should Enter
Authors who have a fully completed manuscript would gain the most from entering and winning the contest, as Michele cannot edit what hasn't been written. If you only have chapter one and a query letter done, and you manage to win 1st prize, even though you were aiming for 2nd prize, you'll only have a year to finish your manuscript before your prize must be redeemed or expire (and really you'd only have about 11 months, as Michele may need a month to edit a full manuscript). Who Can Enter Anyone may enter (so long as it is legal to do so in your place of residence). The only people who cannot enter (and win) are the judges and their immediate family members.
Congratulations to the finalists for our Win An Editor #shortstorycompetition! Winners will receive edits from me! Special thanks to guest judge, DB Carter.
1st ALL IT TAKES by Roxie Keys
2nd TETHERS by Genesis Downey
3rd UNTITLED by Jaryd Weiss
4th UNTITLED by LT Ward 5th
HER by Terry Brewer 6th
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND by Chris Hewitt
SPECIAL MENTIONS WHITE RABBIT by Gail Sproule MERLANDA by Jocelyn Shipley METALHENGE by Catherine Bundy UNTITLED by Boris Slocum Congtratulations once again!