It is #IWSG Time again!
And there’s some excitement.
You now have a chance to enter an anthology contest! Here’s all you have to do and all you have to gain.
- Word count: 3500-6000
- Genre: Young Adult Romance
A Masquerade can be a false show or pretense, someone pretending to be someone they aren’t. It can be a ball, a fancy dress party, it can be a mask. Open to interpretation.
- How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (Double spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.
- Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges who will be announced September 5.
- Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.
August 1 Question – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey? Remember, the question is optional!
I suppose I’d caution writers not to rush to publication. I did that the first time tried my hand at Indie publishing. I’d always had excellent editors in my corner with my other books, so I was over-confident and thought I’d created a “perfect” manuscript. I hadn’t. How embarrassing! Save yourself that embarrassment by hiring a good editor. It’s worth the time and the money.
IWSG and WEP are teaming up!
Now that all of the really new news is finished, here’s my hello to bloggers and writers and friends. I’m missing our contact, and I’m trying to sort out all of the business side of my life so I can return and be more engaged in the community again. I didn’t think it would take months, but I was really wrong. Every day there’s something that has to be taken care of–usually past due–and every day there’s a learning curve involved. I am, however, much better at reading legalese than I was before. I think I’ll make a quick glossary of terms for surviving spouses if there isn’t one already.
Quote of the Month: “I do not think much of a [person] who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Abraham Lincoln