Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Exciting things brewing at Unicorn Bell

This is what I posted over there today. If you want to join in the fun, head over there and follow so you can get all the details as they unfold.

We've been sitting on something here at UB.
Well, yeah, that too, but I'm talking about something new for our little blog.

Something we've been dreaming of doing.

Something with YOU in mind.

The time has finally arrived to fill you in on our plan to take over the world!
*cough* *cough*
Sorry, not that plan.

What plan? We aren't plotting to take over the world so just stop already.

Now, where were we?

Oh yes. The plan to help you wonderful followers get some quality feedback on your work.
We are excited to announce the School's In Query Contest!
We are devoting most of August to queries: how to's, examples, workshops and the query process in general. The last week of August we will have three wonderful guest judges reading all polished queries for FINISHED manuscripts.

Krystal Wade from Curiosity Quills
Nancy Bell from MuseItUp Publishing
Amy Lichtenhan SapphireStar Publishing

If they like what they see, they may request pages and who knows where that may lead you?

There will be more info coming over the next few weeks, but we wanted to give you time to comb through that MS one more time. Maybe even get one more beta reader? Here's what these ladies said they are looking for right now.

Krystal--I love older mc's (18+)! I'd like to see some good dystopian, more male
mc's too, and then of course anything scifi/fantasy/paranormal with
something new and unusual.

Nancy--MuseItUp is looking for more dark fiction, horror, as we are light in
that department. However, romance, historical romance, YA/MG from a male
POV that will entice that sector. Of course, we are open to anything
that is well written and crafted. We don't publish literary fiction or
poetry.

Amy--We're especially interested in contemporary romance and paranormal
romance at this time, although we are accepting submissions in all
fiction categories.

If you are interested in playing, what questions do you have about the contest?
Please email them to unicornbellsubmissions@gmail.com and I'll post and answer all of them for our Friday post.

...And for anyone who might be interested, look what I found on Google.

8 comments:

  1. Stop my beating heart...people are actually requesting male point-of-views? What is the world coming to? OMG

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    1. It's great isn't it? We tried to find some diverse editors, even though there are some areas still not represented in our sampling.

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  2. Exciting. I so wish my current WIP was ready to query.

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  3. Charity, want me to mention this Friday in the Ninja News?

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  4. This is an awesome opportunity, Charity. If I hadn't made the decision to self publish, I would definitely be taking advantage of it. Hope you get some awesome entries! :-)

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  5. Just realized I used the word 'awesome' twice. What kind of author am I? Oops! :-)

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  6. World Domination for Dummies? I am so in!

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  7. Very interested. The MS I'm currently 'trying'to write a query for is from a male POV, actually it's HIS story.

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