Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Getting Your Babies Ready

The West Virginia Writer's annual writing contest is well under way.

Time to edit and get those manuscripts ready to submit.

I usually wait until the last minute to submit, that is just the way I am.

I am fine tuning my MG manuscript to enter in the children's category. It received an honorable mention last year. I would so like it to place in the top three.

I'm looking at the beginning with a magnifying glass.
Checking for good description and detail.
Trying to find just the right words.

If you live in West Virginia or are a member of WVWriters, you can enter their contest.
Deadline is March 15th, late deadline is March 31st ($2 late fee).
The winners will be announced at the West Virginia Writer's Conference in June.
Go here for a look at the entry form and the many categories available to submit to.

Any suggestions on how to make a manuscript stand out to a judge?

Are you fine tuning any of your manuscripts for a contest or submission to publishers?


  1. Thanks for the reminder!!! I'll start getting my kids ready to put them on stage...good way of putting this reminder.
    Proofreading my book on the Kindle mock up has been such good exercise for finding mistakes. I hope I can take what I've learned and turn it into writing better stories.
    Good luck to us both! Blessings, Barb

  2. I would check out C. Hope Clark's blog/website (I follow her, so you can find her on my blog, if you haven't already. She has a mystery that was just published, and she's quite savvy and experienced...

    (Thanks for commenting on my blog. Dogs are the best friends in the world!)


  3. Good luck, Janet. I hope you do place in the top three. That would be fantastic. Be sure to let me know.

    Happy Valentine's Day.


  4. Polish until it shines, then polish again. Sending all kinds of good vibes your way!

  5. That's what I did yesterday, Janet. Polish and print out stories for WVW. Good luck to us and Barb and anyone else who submits:)


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