Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pitch & 250 novel contest at Ebysswriter BLOG

Novelists, here's an interesting contest over at a fellow bloggers site. Ebyss is running a contest that's taking entries from now (actually yesterday) through Sunday, April 17th. All prizes feature critiques from Gina Panettieri, president of Talcott Notch Literary Agency. You can find out more about Gina and her interests in this recent interview with Ebyss. First Place wins a full novel critique from Gina and signed copies of novels by two of Gina's clients. Second through Fourth place prizes are critiques of progressively smaller writing samples from your novel.

Entering is quick and easy, providing you find coming up with a tweet-sized pitch of your full-sized novel easy. Sheesh. That's right, you have 140 characters to pitch your novel. And I mean CHARACTERS, not words. And remember, a space between words counts as a character. Here's what I came up with for my novel Daeva.
Sharon upsets a demon's plan to influence mankind
and becomes the key to its success. Her death will
either empower the demon or destroy it.
140 characters exactly.

Then you include the first 250 words of your novel. That part really is easy, just use the word counter on your word processing program to find the stopping point.

Here's the link to the site where you enter the contest ==> Ebyss's Pitch & 250 Contest. All the details you'll need to enter are there. Good luck to all who enter. Let me know if you do. We can root for each other.


  1. Unique opportunity. Thanks, Keith!

  2. Oh cool, Joylene. Fixing to go see your entry now. Then we can cheer each other on. We're pretty durn experienced at doing that, aren't we?

  3. Yay, Keith & Joylene!!!

    Joylene would be in a heck of a mess if not for the keen eye of her buddy Keith.

  4. Thanks, Joylene. And...
    Yay, Joylene & Keith!!!