You’d really like to attend a writer’s conference to get feedback on your wip, but you can’t afford the time or the cash. There’s an easier and less-costly solution. Get your manuscript evaluated by entering the GENESIS contest for $35 per entry or the FRASIER contest for $30 per entry.
Below are ten top reasons to enter:
- To get a pro to read your story—You want readers, don’t you? Isn’t that your ultimate goal?
- To learn—How do you format a manuscript? What’s a page break?
- To improve—What do you need to do better? Did your readers care? Why/ why not?
- To compete—How do you compare with other writers? Are you in the top 25%?
- To show off—Frasier judges pick a favorite sentence from your ms. Find out which one rocks and why. It might not be the one you loved.
- To get feedback—Published judges typically know what sells.
- To work toward a deadline—Force yourself to enter before the deadline to improve your ability to make a goal and keep it. Once you’re working with a publisher, deadlines will be constant.
- To win—scholarships and prizes, but most of all, bragging rights that look good to an agent or publisher, and visibility in the market place.
- To identify your strengths and weaknesses—Find out if you nailed your dialogue or if your hook grabbed the reader. Was your story goal believable?
- To practice how to take criticism—Once you’re working with an agent you need to learn how to stay professional—even if it means killing parts of your baby. Can you take criticism without getting your panties in a ruffle or your undies in a wad? If you can’t, who’s going to want to work with you?
Deadline for the GENESIS is March 4th and the FRASIER is March 31st. There’s time to enter both.
Click below for contest guidelines:
How many of you have entered in the past or will enter this year? What were your experiences?