Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Co-Author Contest

I am SO excited to announce the start of a brand new contest, hosted by yours truly and Anaiah Press.

We are looking for one talented writer to work very closely with me to co-author a new book!

*~* UPDATE *~*
The entries are rolling in and let me say, they are FANTASTIC! It's going to be very hard to choose just one. So, I just want to let everyone know that even if you don't win this particular contest, it's not because of your writing or your voice. I have a lot of projects in the works, and if I don't pick you for this specific one, I may very well ask you to work on something else with me :-)

Who can Enter:
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older. Both men and women are welcome. It doesn't matter what genre you normally write, but please be advised that this project is an adult romance with an inspirational theme of love and faith.

How to Enter:
Send me an email with the following:
  • a brief introduction (i.e. tell me a little bit about yourself. No more than one paragraph, please)
  • an answer to this question: Why do you want to work on this project?
  • a 3-5 page writing sample pasted into the body of the email. If you send me an attachment, it will be automatically rejected. The sample can be anything -- an excerpt from one of your published novels, an unpublished novel, a current work in progress, or a short story. I don't have a preference as to single or double spaced pages, but please use a standard 12 point font -- Times New Roman or Courier.
In the subject line put: Co-Author Contest_Writing Sample_Name (this is your name here)

Please send the email to: karaleigh.miller (at) anaiahpress (dot) com

The Project:
Okay, I know you're probably wondering exactly what you'll be working on. And I'll tell you...if you're chosen ;-)

All right, all right. Settle down. Jeez. I was just teasing.

Only the chosen writer will get the full details of the project. But, here's a bit of information to help you decide if this is something you'll want to work on. As stated above, it's an adult romance with an inspirational theme of love and faith. The hero is an ER doctor. It will be written primarily in third person POV, alternating between the hero and heroine's point of view. There will be absolutely NO SEX, very limited cursing, and light kissing.

Deadlines:
The contest starts now and will run until midnight EST on January 31, 2014.

Both Eden Plantz (Executive Editor of Anaiah Press) and I will chose the top five (5) writing samples. This decision will be made no later than February 5th, at which time we'll email the five finalists an interview. This is so we can get a feel for you and make sure that this partnership will work well for everyone.

Interviews will be due back to me no later than February 10th.

The winner will be announced on February 15th.

** Everyone who entered will receive an email regardless of whether they were chosen **

Requirements:
You MUST be 18 years old or older.
You MUST be willing and able to work from an outline provided by me. (Winner's input will be asked for and utilized during the writing process.)
You MUST be willing and able to meet deadlines.
You MUST be willing to sign a contract for publication with Anaiah Press. This requirement is non-negotiable. If you're not comfortable signing with a small press, please do no enter this contest.

Well, there you have it! If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments or email me directly.

I look forward to reading those samples!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kara Leigh. I really love the idea for this contest. My question is would the winner have to sign a contract that he/she would work exclusively with Anaiah Press, or could the winner continue working with other publishers?

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    1. Hi Dana,

      The winner of this contest will be required to sign a contract with Anaiah Press for *this specific project* but is free to work with any other publishers he/she would like. Hope that helps :-)

      ~Kara

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