Monday, May 28, 2012

Wilde's Fire Editor Judged Contest - Call for Submissions!


Wilde's Fire, by Krystal Wade - Cover

“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde.

Thank you all so much for participating in the contest! It's been a lot of fun for me and I hope you've gotten some useful feedback and new connections. I was able to talk to Krystal about her thoughts on the submissions and overall she's quite impressed and will probably make more than one request. I was impressed with the submissions too. I felt like most of the submissions were at least CLOSE to being winners, so I encourage you to keep at it.

To complete your participation, you must now email me the final draft of your query and first 500 words to sharonebayliss(at)yahoo.com or use the Contact Me form. Please email me by midnight CST on 5/29.  Make sure and include your full name, blog link, and email address. (FYI - I'll probably just compile the entries on the morning on 5/30, so as long as you send it sometime before the morning of 5/30, it's okay.) This final step is to give you the opportunity to make changes based on feedback you got in the bloghop, if you so choose.

Winners will be announced whenever ever Krystal decides. :) But I have a feeling it won't be too long.

Good luck!


21 comments:

  1. So if Krystal hasn't commented on our entry does that mean she hasn't read it, or just that she chose not to comment?

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    1. Last time I talked to her, she had read many of them, but not all. Don't worry, she'll read all the final entries carefully before deciding.

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    2. I had company over the weekend, so commenting on all entries was impossible, but I have read them all. :-)

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  2. Okay, I submitted! Closing my eyes and keeping my fingers crossed.... lol :)

    Thanks so much for hosting this!

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  3. Morning, Sharon.

    Seeing as I live in Middle Earth, and the time difference is all topsy turvey, I have to go to work now. I'll be back later tonight... but it means I'll be sending my submission by 3am your time. I hope that's okay! It's 9am here and I'm running late!

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    1. Yeah, I definitely don't know how to calculate the time zone difference in Middle Earth. :) We have a few contestants in far away places (as in it's already tomorrow...or still yesterday, I don't know...) and I'm flexible on the time I listed. If you're not sure what midnight CST on 5/29 means for you, just send "soon". If I don't get an entry from you by the deadline, I will give you a polite nudge.

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  4. Thanks again for hosting, Sharon!! You're a roCk stAR:):):)

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  5. Thanks SO much for this Sharon!!! LOVE reading all the entries. So much strong competition out there!

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  6. This was a lot of fun and very helpful! Thanks for hosting Sharon:)

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  7. Good luck to all the contestants!!

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  8. Thanks again for the opportunity, Sharon! Contests like these are so win-win from the feedback alone. I think everyone also got a small glimpse of what it's like from an agent/editor's perspective who get so many of these proposals on a daily basis. It's hard work :P

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  9. This was such a wonderful opportunity and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much Sharon, for your efforts in the orchestration of this contest and I would like to wish all contestants good luck not only in this contest, but in all their future endeavours!

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  10. Quick question :D

    Should we send them in the body of the email or as attachments? If the latter, separate attachments or combined?

    Thanks, Sharon! This has been an awesome experience and you've done a great job keeping everything going smoothly :)

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    1. The body of the email is preferred.

      Thanks!

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  11. I was just going to ask what Rebekah asked...and thanks Sharon. I know how much work you put into this with me alone! Really appreciate it:)

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  12. I had so much fun reading every entry! You guys have worked really hard and put together some amazing queries. Sorry I didn't get to comment on all of your posts, but my comments--or lack thereof--do not indicate my thoughts on your queries . . . only my lacking multi-tasking abilities. :-)

    Good luck to all of you!

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  13. Thank you all for your kind words! I've had so much fun hosting this contest and hope to do many more.

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  14. Thank you Sharon and Krystal for the time you put into this! I was so impressed with everyone's entries. I really enjoyed reading through them and greatly appreciated everyone's feedback. Thanks for hosting such a fun contest and great opportunity for all of us!

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  15. This was really fun, and I'm so impressed by all the writers who took part. Your queries were amazing, I want to read them all! Thanks again Sharon for hosting, and good luck choosing a winner Krystal, it's gonna be hard. :)

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