Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Wilde's Fire Editor-Judged Contest Begins....NOW!

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.

Pencils down! It's time to post your query and first 500 words on your blog for the Wilde's Fire Editor Judged Contest. I would appreciate it if you would also include some kind of link, image, or blurb about Wilde's Fire (what I have at the top of this page would be fine). You are also welcome to add the sign up linky to your post by clicking "Get The Code Here" at the bottom, but that's totally optional.

Between now and 5/28, please visit as many of the other blogs as you can and leave comments with constructive feedback about the entries. The goal is to help each other get our submissions as awesome as possible before officially submitting them to our esteemed judge, Curiosity Quills Acquisitions Editor for Young Adult, Krystal Wade.

On 5/28, I'll post a call for entries. At that time, you will email me your final draft for judging. And just in case you need reminding, the winner (or winners) will get a full request for Curiosity Quills Press!

Is it too late to enter? No, of course not. You can sign up on the linky below anytime between now and 5/28.

Oh, and by the way....it's time to announce the winner of an autographed copy of Wilde's Fire!

Gwen Gardner

Congratulations Gwen! Thank you for spreading the word about the contest. Email me your address so we can send you your autographed copy!


And while I'm at it, the winner of the free copy of Suffocate by S.R. Johannes is....


Peggy Eddleman

Peggy, please send me your email via the "Contact Me" form or in comments so I can send you your free digital copy!


If you're just finding out about this contest, and need to know what genres are accepted and all those fun details, check out the original post hereGood luck to all! I look forward to reading your entries. 



17 comments:

  1. Hey Sharon, I don't know what I did wrong, but my link isn't pulling up. It says forbidden, like there's no site connected to it.

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    1. Hey Amber, I think I fixed it. It looks like you had the URL for a preview version of your site in there that had expired, but I changed it to your normal blog address.

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  2. Amber, I hope your link problem is now smoothed out. Sharon, you are gracious to offer such a contest. Alas, all my books are Kindle-published already. I have none unpublished.

    I wish you only the highest sales on your book. It has a lovely, evocative cover. Roland

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  3. Yay! I won an autographed copy of Wilde's Fire! WooHoo! Thanks Sharon. Also, in case you haven't been to Alex Cavanaugh's blog yet today, he gave your contest a shout-out:)

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    1. YAY! Congrats. I hope you enjoy the book, Gwen. I'm shipping a bunch of autographed copies out tomorrow. So if you get your info to Sharon (and she gets it to me), you should receive your copy of Wilde's Fire soon!

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  4. What an awesome contest! As an editor here at CQ, I can't wait to see what goodies we get! Thanks, Sharon, for posting this contest, and to the lovely Krystal Wade for both her amazing book and the chance to win!

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  5. Hi Vicki - Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Congrats Gwen and Peggy! Also just wishing everyone good luck!

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  7. Okay Sharon...I think I'm losing my mind. How many people are in this contest? 20 or 28? I have two different computers. No matter how many times I refresh the page, one computer shows 20 contestants - the other computer shows 28. Isn't that the weirdest thing? Either one of my computers is smarter than the other, or it's time for me (at 7mo pregnant) to go take a nap.

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  8. Ha! I don't know what to tell you about the losing your mind thing, but my computer shows 28 contestants. :) Not sure why the other one doesn't! You know what, I'm 7 months pregnant too! Are you having another boy? I know you have boys because I just read your profile, I'm not a stalker. ;) I am going to be having my second boy in August. My other one is two.

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  9. Our similarities are racking up rather quickly. I'm also having my second boy in August - due the 15th. My other son is also 2. Not that I'm stalking you either, but I'm also a runner. ;) Didn't this all start with similar posts about contests? Too funny!

    I loved your comments about my first 500 - they were really helpful. Thank you so much for the feedback. Now I'm ditching this computer that still oddly swears there are only 20 contestants.

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  10. Thanks for the great op, Sharon! And I just realized I wasn't actually following you, so problem solved!! Super congrats on your book! :D

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  11. Hey Sharon, I was just wondering if you received my email I sent in response to the one you sent me earlier today?

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  12. Wow, there are some really great entries!!!

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    1. Agreed! And Krystal thinks so too. ;)

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  13. Fantastic entries, everyone! I can't wait to see the revisions and let so many of you in on the good news! :-)

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