Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dear-Editor Contest

In case you haven't been paying attention, I write. Shocking, yes, but true. I write with the intent of getting published and will make that goal reality.

But this isn't an entry about goals. I've already done one of those. This is another one of those I've-entered-a-contest-and-really-want-to-win entries.

The deal
There's a website called Dear Editor. Writers can send in questions about craft or the publishing industry that will get answered. How awesome.

The contest
Dear Editor's only been around for a month. To celebrate, the editor is giving away a free manuscript edit to anyone who writes middle grade or young adult.

This is a huge deal. An in-dept line edit generally starts at 1 - 2 cents a word, which can cost over $1000 for an edit. But this also includes information on plot and characters and other things that make a book what it is. That I think becomes an hourly service. I know some places charge $65 and hour for that.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email. Then there are a few other ways to get extra chances. Because I'm a contest whore, I've done them all.

So cross your toes, fingers, and anything else because I'd really like to win this prize.


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4 comments:

  1. Alicia--I hope you win--I didn't feel like I could enter since I'm still revising (I know it's an edit, but still!) I'm crossing my fingers for you!!

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  2. Okay... what I want to know is.. how do I become one of these editor types? I can read. I can check grammar and content. I can tell people if their stories make sense or if their characters are batty. I want $1,000! LOL

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  3. Heather and Kris - Thanks for the good lucks.

    Heather - I'm still revising too. I'm hoping to be done by end of month.

    Mir - Not sure actually. You should look into it.

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