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August 23, 2012

DearEditor.com Free Edit Giveaway

Filed under: Musings — Joanne @ 11:03 am
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Here’s a quick post to make sure all you writers out there are aware of a wonderful opportunity.  Win a free “substantive edit” for  your completed manuscript!

Newsflash: A DearEditor.com FREE EDIT Giveaway

posted 8/23/12<!– Alternate version, with author:

August 23rd, 2012 by The Editor

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Dear Readers,

 Summer is winding down, kids are heading back to school, and writers across the land are taking stock of their summer writing. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our transition into the next writing season than giving away a free Substantive Edit* of one fiction or nonfiction manuscript. Here are the rules:
  1. Your manuscript can be of ANY GENRE or CATEGORY (for adults or children, fiction or non-fiction), including picture books.
  2. Your manuscript must be COMPLETE.
  3. Your manuscript SHALL NOT EXCEED 80,000 WORDS.
  4. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified.
  5. Deadline: MIDNIGHT, August 28, 2012, PST.
  6. Winner will be randomly selected using Randomizer.org and announced on August 29, 2012, on DearEditor.com and on the DearEditor.com Facebook page, and the winner will be notified directly via email.

    TO ENTER:

    One entry –  SEND EMAIL to DearEditor.com using the “Write to The Editor” button at the top of the blog or by clicking here. Type “Free Edit Giveaway” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the TITLE of your manuscript and YOUR FULL NAME. DO NOT send your manuscript or any portion of it. (If you have any difficulty with the contact button, send an email entry directly to dear-editor@hotmail.com.)

    Anyone who doesn’t follow these rules will be disqualified, at the Editor’s discretion.

    *In a “Substantive Edit,” the author receives general feedback about the manuscript’s overall pacing, organization, narrative voice, plot development/narrative arc, characterization, point of view, setting, delivery of background information, adult sensibility (children’s books only), and the synchronicity of age-appropriate subject matter with target audience, as the Editor determines appropriate and necessary after reviewing the entire manuscript. It is not a word-by-word, line-by-line “Line Edit.”

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