What’s In Your First Chapter?

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  • Have you written a manuscript? In any prose genre?
  • Have you started one?

Consider submitting the first 1500 words to Writer Advice’s Fifth Scintillating Starts Contest, http://www.writeradvice.com. Every submission receives specific, detailed feedback. Finalists receive additional feedback from judges Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Kevin O’Keefe, who were the winners of last year’s contest.

  • Get objective feedback before you submit.
  • Here’s the contest blurb:

Grab and hold us with your opening paragraphs. We’ll read from works in progress as well as finished manuscripts. Submit up to 1500 words of any unpublished memoir, novel, or creative nonfiction by 12-01-16 to Writer Advice’s Fifth SCINTILLATING STARTS Contest. Additional details, fee, and link to Submittable at www.writeradvice.com.
Questions (but not submissions) go to Lgood67334 at comcast dot netWe’d love to read your opening.

Feel free to share this opportunity with your followers on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and with your writing groups, writing peers, and anyone else who might be interested. Questions? Use the e-mail address above. 

Get objective feedback before you submit.

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One thought on “What’s In Your First Chapter?

  1. lgood67334 November 29, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Oops! This should say 1000 words, not 1500. However if you’ve submitted 1500 words and your piece is a finalist, don’t worry. We’ll pick exactly the right place to cut it.

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