I am excited to announce that I have been asked to be a first round Judge in the 2015 Rising Star Contest hosted by the Women's Fiction Writer's Association!
This contest is designed exclusively for the unpublished women’s fiction writer. It offers the chance for priceless feedback from three published authors, plus the opportunity to break out of the slush pile and land on the desk of five final round judges, all acquiring agents of women’s fiction.
The Rising Star Contest for unpublished women’s fiction has NO categories. It’s open to all women’s fiction, from contemporary to historical, mainstream to literary, realistic to paranormal, and everything in between, as long as the story’s focus is on the woman’s emotional journey.
The Rising Star Contest is limited to the first 75 entries. Detailed score sheets with comments will be provided to all entrants, and the top five (5) finalists will advance to the final round with one week to update entries based on first round judges’ score sheets and comments. Please note that the Rising Star is for completed manuscripts and finalists may be asked to submit the full manuscript.
Important DatesContest Opens: May 1, 2015 for WFWA members; May 8 for non-members, space permitting
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2015
Finalists Announced: July 24, 2015
Edited Finalist Entries Due: August 1, 2015
Winners Announced: September 26, 2015 during the WFWA Retreat
To learn more on submission guidelines, manuscript requirements, and the fabulous final round judges, check out the contest details online at https://womensfictionwriters.org/contests/rising-star-contest/.
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