To celebrate the six-month anniversary of Dear-Editor.com (woo-hoo!), the Editor is giving away a free edit* of one picture book manuscript. Scroll down using the blue sidebar on the right for all the rules:
1. Your manuscript must be a PICTURE BOOK MANUSCRIPT (target audience ages 3 to 8), text only.
2. Your manuscript must be COMPLETE.
3. Your manuscript SHALL NOT EXCEED 2,000 WORDS.
4. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified.
5. Deadline: MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 10, 2010, PST.
6. Winner will be randomly selected.
One entry – SEND EMAIL to Dear-Editor.com using the “Write to Dear Editor” button at the top of this blog. Type “6-Month Anniversary Giveaway” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include TITLE of manuscript, WORD COUNT, and YOUR FULL NAME.
Bonus entry – SUBSCRIBE. Dear-Editor.com subscribers get a bonus entry by sending a second email with “Subscriber’s Bonus Giveaway Entry” in the subject line and your title, word count, and full name in the body. (Note: the Editor will verify!) Not a subscriber yet? Then subscribe now by clicking on the “Subscribe” button at the top of this blog and then email your second entry.
Extra bonus entries – SPREAD THE WORD. Blog, tweet, or otherwise electronically tell others about this giveaway to get additional entries. Send an email to Dear-Editor.com with “I Spread the Word!” in the subject line, and in the body include a link to your blog post or your Twitter address or your Facebook wall or whatever social media you used to spread the word. Don’t send screen-shots; attachments won’t be accepted. Include your title, word count, and full name in the body. Spread the word more than once? Then send an “I Spread the Word!” email for each one!
Anyone who doesn’t follow these rules will be disqualified, at the Editor’s discretion. The winner will be chosen randomly, using www.Random.org.
*The edit may be a line-by-line “Line Edit” or a “Substantive Edit” in which the author receives general feedback about the manuscript’s overall pacing, organization, narrative voice, plot development/narrative arc, characterization, point of view, setting, age appropriateness, and delivery of background information, as the Editor determines appropriate and necessary after reviewing the entire manuscript.
As promised, friends, this one’s for picture book manuscripts. Thanks to everyone for a fun first six months!