It’s MAD. They are giving it away for free.
You’ve finished your manuscript, but you don’t know if it’s ready for prime time. Or maybe you’ve made a good start, but now you’re stuck. What do you do now?
MAD about Words has a deal for you. Enter our first-ever contest, and you could win a free professional critique of your manuscript.
The Prize: After a close reading of your manuscript (up to 50,000 words in length) Mary Ann de Stefano will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses. A detailed editorial letter addressing the elements of craft specific to your genre, margin notes and sample line edits, and an in-person or over-the-phone meeting are all included in the prize. A professional critique like this one would normally cost hundreds of dollars.
How to Enter: Click here, complete the entry form, and you’re entered in the drawing. What could be easier?
Deadline & Awarding of Prize: One winner will be drawn from entries received by midnight, January 31, 2012. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the MAD about Words website and in MAD’s Monday Muse, our newsletter for writers.
The Fine Print: One entry per person. “Manuscript” is defined as one work of nonfiction or fiction, up to 50,000 words in length. Short story, essay, or poem collections do not qualify for the prize. If a meeting with the prize-winner can be arranged within 10 miles of MAD about Words world headquarters in Winter Park FL, the prize will be delivered and discussed in person. If not, the prize will be delivered electronically, and we will discuss it over it the phone.