I am struggling to finish reviewing an old manuscript so I can enter the above contest. Are there any hubbers entering this year? I need some motivation and encouragement. I have a long way to go and my baby is not making it easy, but I really want to do this!
I would love to enter the competiton. I wish I had the skill of penning a novel, but my taste is along the lines of technical writing and college composition. Good luck to you. You have until Feb. 5th to submit the first 5000 words or so. There is a deadline and then there is the limit for so many people to register their manuscript. In other words, Amazon is only taking the first "whatever the number is" and then capping it at that number. Therefore, at least register if you know you are going to submit something so you can be in that number. I sound like that church song. Have a great one. Stay cool! RYF
Hey Regina, I have already visited the website and read the instructions many times over the past couple of weeks, and I really did think that I did not need to submit the whole manuscript to start with (only the first 5000 words), but after reading it again and again, it seems to be saying that three things need to be submitted at the same time: 1. The pitch 2. 5000 word excerpt 3. Whole manuscript. I wish it was the 5000 words first, that would have made it so much easier for me, but, alas it does not seem to be so. However, if you understood it in the same way I did at first, may be I should run there and check it again! Thanks for the information! I wish I could write the things you write, it sounds very interesting too.
I'm not, but I popped by to wish you and any other Hubbers
who will be entering the competition Good Luck.
I just entered. I'd known of this comp for a while but completely forgotten about it, so thanks for the heads up.
Dam, I wish you someone said something sooner, I have on almost done, but I don't know if I could finish it in three days. lmao!
How much more do you have to write?
Thankfully I had my manuscript completed already, so it was just a matter of writing the synopsis and pitch.
I know of several annual writing comps, the forums might be a good place to help remind each other of the opportunities. Here's one
I think I only have 17 chapters so far, so that is what I mean, I'd have to write non-stop to make that dead line, and never good to rush things. lol Although I've done it for College. lol Don't know the manuscript format either since I never wrote one or submitted one. If you could let me know where to look than maybe I could keep working on it and get it done and than try to submit it. lol
Ms. HattieMattieMae, I don't think you have to submit the full novel, just so many words. Check to be sure. That way you can submit the total words that are capped for the requirement and still register. Stay cool! RYF
I do not think there is anything special that is required other than flowing with your story and being able to present it like so many novels we read. Chapter 17 is pretty impressive, way ahead of me even if my manuscript is complete just reviewing even my review is almost a rewrite. You should see it! Please go for it.
Thanks Parrster for the information about those other comps, they are like America's Got Talent, X Factor, American Idol etc for writers and I hope we all tap into them. Thanks once again for sharing.
Go for it Mattie, keep pushing to the end. That is what I am doing. There is no guarantee I will beat the deadline (reviewing), but I am determined to get to the finish line running! Go, you can do it!
You are welcome and good for you Parrster, I am glad you got to do it. I am sure you would have hated to miss the deadline. I wish you the best!
I'm working feverishly to get my edit finished in time. I hope I can. I was too late last year and my heart dropped when I thought I missed the deadline this year. Thanks for the reminder. Good luck to those of you entering!
Glad to know that I am not alone. Stay on task and run to the finish line and best wishes!
Oh well then. Just a little sad, but glad that the pressure is off. Now we can nicely finish those manuscripts for the next competition. I have a manuscript for young adults, let me see if it will fit in. But then, I will continue working on my present manuscript, I have already put in a lot and I have to run to the finish line with it except this time it is only mine. Thanks for the info Hattie.
hmm...well it says at the moment general fiction is already closed and only young adult!
I look forward to the updates! My sweet husband just reminded me that there are so many other opportunities out there. Let's go find them! Thanks again for opening this forum.
by Caren White 9 months ago
I was under the impression that we could only submit one hub every two weeks for niche sites. I submitted a hub and an editor replied with changes that I needed to make before it could be moved. As I'm making those changes, I have received two emails that another two of my hubs are...
by emievil 8 years ago
We own 5 dogs in all, one Doberman, two terrier-maltese and 2 mixed-breed puppies. Our two terrier-maltese dogs always react negatively whenever they here fireworks or firecrackers going off. Last New Year, they almost destroyed their cage trying to get out and hide away from all that noise. Never...
by Nell Rose 5 years ago
After joining Bubblews Is there anybody here who trusts them completely?The only people I trust are you hubbers! So, is it worth it to write for Bubblews? Thanks!
by Richieb799 7 years ago
I wanted to add my fellow hubbers who have Youtube channels?
by Money Fairy 5 years ago
Do you enjoy bubble baths or long walks or swimming or yoga or????Would love to hear what you enjoy most about your day.
by Gabriela Hdez 5 years ago
Hello, fellow hubbers!I was just finishing all the steps and getting ready to apply and surprise! the program is being on hold. Do you have any idea if it will start again soon? I fear that a lot of people may had applied and now it will be a long time before it will be available again....
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|