Contest: 2013 Gateway to the Best Contest

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2013 Gateway to the Best Contest opens soon!.

Break out a manuscript you don’t want to give up on. Get new feedback. Maybe its time has come.

This is a great opportunity to get your manuscript in front of amazing final judges.

No synopsis? No problem. Entry is the first 7000 words of your manuscript.


$30 for Non-MORWA Members for the 1st entry BUT

Categories: Contemporary Series, Historical, Young Adult, Romantic
Suspense, Single Title & Paranormal

Open to writers unpublished and not contracted in novel length (40,000+)
fiction within the last three years. See official rules for complete
eligibility requirements.

Gateway opens Monday, July 22, 2013

Final Judges

Single Title/Contemporary Series – Katherine Pelz, Berkeley Publishing Group
Historical – Esi Sogah, Kensington
Romantic Suspense – Patience Bloom, Harlequin
Paranormal – Junessa Viloria, Random House
Young Adult – Stacey Barney, Penguin Putnam


Entry Deadline: Entry must be RECEIVED not later than midnight, Central
time, September 6, 2013.

First Round Finalists Announced on/about: October 31, 2013

Final Winners Announced on/about: December 13, 2013

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged by three experienced judges with the lowest of
the three scores dropped from the final tabulations. Judges will be
encouraged to write comments on both the score sheet and manuscript.



The Grand Prize winner will receive US $100, a full reading and critique of her entire manuscript by a MORWA Published Author, a certificate, and a “Gateway to the Best Grand Prize Winner” electronic banner announcing the
win for the author’s website.

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Denise Alicea
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This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc

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