Part of her brilliant idea was to host an editor judged contest for a potential publishing deal with Curiosity Quills Press. As some of you may or may not know, I'm the Acquisitions Editor for the YA/NA line at CQ. (And it's an amazing job!)
To enter, you need to visit Sharon's blog then follow all the rules. For those of you too lazy to click then read the rules, I give you the following:
~ This contest is open only to unpublished manuscripts in the categories of New Adult / Upper YA (protags in late teens, early 20′s) and Young Adult (protags in mid-to-late teens). If you have an adult manuscript you'd like Curiosity Quills to consider, just follow our standard submission guidelines.
Under the YA and NA umbrella, Curiosity Quills is most interested in the following genres:
Speculative Fiction / Dark Sci-Fi / Traditional Sci-Fi
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
Steampunk / NeoVictorian
Mystery / Crime Thrillers
Quirky/Humorous Fiction (in any of the above genres)
Here's how it will go down....
1) Sign up with the linky on Sharon's blog
2) By 5/25, post your query and first 500 words on your blog.
3) From 5/25-5/28, pop over to the other blogs and comment on entries. Contests like this are a great way to get useful feedback from a lot of people. So let's make it useful! Please post meaningful and helpful feedback that we can use to improve our work. Constructive criticism is encouraged but of course, unhelpful meanness will not be tolerated. If you're lucky, you may even find comments from Curiosity Quills editors themselves.
4) On 5/28 Sharon will post again asking you to email your revised, final entries for consideration by me. From these entries, I will choose winners (assuming entries are strong enough, I will choose more than one winner!). These winners will get a full request from Curiosity Quills.~
So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to Sharon's blog then enter this amazing contest!