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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Literary Contests: Off Focus With a New Focus on Great Beginnings

I rarely wander from my mission of presenting readers of The New Book Review with great new or overlooked reading opportunities and of extending the opportunities for authors and publishers who want to extend exposure of their books.  But, because the beginnings of books are so important and because so many of the followers of this blog are authors, here is an interesting and accessible contest that authors will love and readers might find very interesting. (-:

Enter Writer Advice’s Fourth SCINTILLATING STARTS Contest. Grab and hold us with your opening paragraphs. Submit up to 1500 words by 11/10/15. Details at
If you’re opening is shared on Writer Advice, you’ll be able to tell prospective agents, publishers, and book buyers that you were one of the winners of Writer Advice’s Fourth Scintillating Starts Contest. Cash awarded to those whose work is shared. This contest is open to anyone who has not signed a contract for the book submitted. Additional details and link to Submittable at

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1 comment:

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this, Carolyn. If you haven't checked this out, you should. JMHO.