Monday, November 05, 2007

Raffle of a Lifetime...and it's for a good cause!

News of this raffle has been making its way around the romance writing world, and I wanted to do my part in getting the word out. It is for a very good cause, and the prize is simply amazing!

If you have a family member or friend who is a writer, this is a great gift. Quite honestly, it could change their lives completely.

Read on...

Tired of submitting to slush piles and getting rejected before the editors even see it?
Want a chance to get your book before a print editor?
Want a guarantee that the editor actually reads it?

Well here is your chance!!

Win a chance to have your completed or nearly completed manuscript read and receive a one page critique from Hilary Sares, Kensington editor (Debut, Brava, Approdisia lines).

Yes, 15 people will have their full or nearly completed manuscripts read and will receive a one page critique from editor Hilary Sares.

How do you win this amazing chance??

RAFFLE -- $100 per entry.

Enter as many times as you want.

~~~~~~~~~ Rules: ~~~~~~~~~

You may enter as many times as you want at $100 a "ticket". The more times you enter, the better your chances are.

Winners will be randomly selected from a drawing of names on December 21st, 2007

~~~~~~~~ What do you get? ~~~~~~~~

15 people with completed or nearly completed manuscripts (any genre!) will have their manuscript readby Hilary Sares (Impress her and she could even want to buy you~~ if you are what she's looking for!) All 15 will get a one page critique of their manuscript.

But that is not all...2nd place Runners up.... (#16 and #17 winners):

Chris Keeslar Senior Editor, Dorchester Publishing (Leisure Books and Love Spell)~~ will read and critique 100 pages ~~you get to put a proposal of 100 pages beforeDorchester's editor, and receive 1 page critique. Again, he will consider buying if you impress him! (Historical Romances, Magna, Contemporary, Paranormal)

Leah Hultenschmidt Editor for Dorchester Publishing (Leisure Books and Love Spell) ~~ will read and critique a 100 pages ~!you get to put a proposal of 100 pages before Dorchester's editor,and receive 1 page critique. Again, she will consider buying if you impress her! (Historical Romances, Contemporary, Paranormal)

3rd place Runner up (#18, #19, #20 and #21 winners):

Leanne BurroughsPublisher/Editor of Highland Press, will read and critique 4 full manuscripts -the publisher/owner of Highland Press will read and give each a1 page critique. Again, she will consider buying.
(Historical Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary,Mainstreams YA, Childrens)Trade size PRINT Books

Details....The raffle runs through midnight EST December 15, 2007

The random drawing will be held on: December 21, 2007 so 21 people will have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Winners will be notified by phone and email on that day.

All monies raised go to help author Dawn Thompson's hospital and medical bills. Dawn recently had a bad fall. She is a new writer so has to wait for nearly a year or more to start receiving her royalties. She doesn't have family to help her and has a lot of needs not being covered by her insurance. Money will go to help her pay for medicine not covered, and other needs arising from her recovery.

All drawings will be final. No Refunds

Any questions about the contest email Deborah MacgillivrayKensington,
Dorchester, & Highland Press author.

To enter

Email address (working email addy for you will be billed $100
Penname, if any:
Your full address:
Your Phone number:
The Title of your manuscript:
The genre of your manuscript:
Is your manuscript completed? Yes No
If no - expected completion date

Once your email application is received you will be sent a "ticket" bill through Paypal at $100.00 for each entry. You may enter has many times as ou want to increase your odds.

You will be helping a fellow writer get back on her feet after trauma, and you finally get that GUARANTEED chance to be read by top print editors.

Good luck!