The 2014 Frasier Contest is officially CLOSED to entries. See you next year!
We, at My Book Therapy, believe in the power of feedback to help a writers grow in their writing craft! And one of the best ways to get unbiased feedback is to enter a contest. Agents and editors agree that writing contests are the perfect way to:
1. Get feedback from professionals on your manuscript and
2. Start a buzz for your work among the gatekeepers.
A $500 value.
The winner of the Frasier will receive his or her choice of a FREE MBT Retreat, be featured on the MBT blog, as well as receive writing feedback from published authors/judges from the industry. Finally, the final entries will be judged by a literary agent tba, the perfect way to get your work in front of a literary agent.
The winner will be announced at the annual MBT Pizza Party (at the 2014 ACFW Conference)
And, only members of the MBT Voices (Free and/or Premium Members) are eligible to enter. (Join the FREE Basic/Bleachers level at: www.mybooktherapy.ning.com)
What’s the cost? $40 per entry
Finalists as announced on the MBT Blog on June 1st.
The final 5 entries will be judged by Susan May Warren, award-winning author, Amanda Luedke, literary agent with MacGregor Literary, and Becky Philpott, Acquisitions Editor with Zondervan.
***You are allowed to submit up to three entries, but you must go through the submission process for each one.***
Step 1: Format your Manuscript:
In ONE manuscript, compile a 500 word synopsis (single spaced), and your opening scene up to 1500 words (double spaced). NO MORE, or your entry will be disqualified and your fee forfeited.
Format your MS with 1-inch margins, using Times New Roman type, 12 pt. font. Save as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
***Please remove any reference to your name/identity in the header. TITLE of MS only in the header.***
Step 2: Simply Click on the ENTER THE FRASIER button below and it will take you to the MBT Store/Frasier Entry page. On this page, you will add your title name, and upload your entry and your picture. (required). Simply add to cart and checkout! You’ll receive a receipt which will serve as your confirmation of submission as well. (PS. you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay – you can use a credit/debit card. Simply pay as a guest.)
Should you have any questions about this process, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Because we have CBA professionals judging these books, CBA standards apply. (IOW: No erotica or manuscripts with questionable language will be accepted.)
Elements included on the scoring:
The Frasier will be judged on the elements of a great story, as taught at My Book Therapy.