Monday, July 9, 2012

And....GO! Submission window now open for Christmas in July!


CONTEST CLOSED!

If you're late to the party, here are posts one, two and three for #XmasinJuly.

The submission window is open from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Submissions should be sent to lottiehumphries14(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk and you'll receive an auto response to let you know we received your entry. If you don't get one, leave a comment and I'll fish it out of the spam : )

Format it as if you're sending to an agent: Query and then first 500 words in the body of the email. Put your name, the name of the ms, and the genre in the subject line please. It should look like this:

Michelle Krys: THE WITCH HUNTER'S BIBLE (YA urban fantasy)

You can address your query 'Dear Agents' - as long as you promise to NEVER, EVER do this in an actual query to an agent!

You won't be ignored/disqualified/paraded through the streets in shame if you were at work or something and didn't see this post. If you get the auto response, we have your entry and we promise to read it.

Good luck all. See you on the other side of the slushpile!




45 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity - prepare to be inundated, lol!

    Good luck all. :o)

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  2. Submission sent! Thanks for doing this. Good luck to everyone!

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  3. Eek! I took the plunge. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I can't wait to read the top 30. I know they will be awesome. I'm saying all kinds of prayers and crossing every finger and toe, hoping mine is one of them ;) Good luck to everyone!

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  4. Yay! I sent mine. Thank you so much for CHRISTMAS in JULY! Loved the automatic response, by the way. Nicest one EVER.

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  5. This is such a kind & generous thing to do :) Thanks! Good luck to all!

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  6. Thanks so much for this fantastic contest. You guys are amazing!

    And good luck to all the entrants!!!

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  7. Thanks again for offering this contest. Best auto-response ever :)

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  8. Well, there it goes! Now I just have to bind my fingernails with duct tape until the results are posted. Thank you, and best of luck everyone!

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  9. Done. Now the waiting!!! Good luck to everyone, hope I get in!

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  10. Yay, so excited! Thank you so very much for hosting this contest!

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  11. Just sent mine! Thanks so much for doing this!

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  12. How exciting! Thank you for putting this together! Best of luck to all! :o)

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  13. Thank you, this is such an amazing thing you're doing! I submitted this morning but haven't received the auto response (the email looks correct - I went back and double checked!). Please let me know if you don't find it in your spam folder! (Sarah Gammell Matthews)

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    1. And please ignore my overuse of exclamation points. I'm twitchy with anxiety. :)

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    2. I don't see it. Perhaps you can re-send? And no worries about the timeframe--we'll get you in!

      Stupid computers. Grumble, grumble.

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    3. re-sent...crossing fingers...

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    4. Got the auto-response this time. Thank you!

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  14. So, I'm a jerk and missed this post, so I didn't see what I should put in the subject line. Maybe that's why I didn't get an auto response?? Anyway, hope it made it to at least your spam. ;) Thanks a ton for doing this! This contest is all kinds of awesome! :) Good luck everyone!

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  15. Just sent mine, thank you so much for this great opportunity!

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  16. good luck to everyone! Though I'm not entering, I'm interested to see what the mix looks like with all of those genres on the table.

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  17. Good luck everyone! I can't wait to read the submissions.

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  18. Hi, I sent my email an hour ago. (11:04AM EST) Not sure how long it should take for the automated reply but I've received nothing yet. Should I send it again or is there something else I need to do? -- Vicki L. Weavil: weavilv@uncsa.edu

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    1. And thanks, by the way! -- Vicki L. Weavil

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    2. Thank you! -- Vicki

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  19. Gah! Will the hardest part of this be being patient? :P

    Thank you, Michelle, and everyone else who helped create this!

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  20. Okay here I go...to press send...Thanks so much for sponsoring this!

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    1. I didn't get an automatic response either. I just wanted to make sure it went through. My email is kadiekinney@gmail.com
      Thanks again!

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  21. This is a fabulous opportunity. Thanks so much for doing this! Looking forward to seeing the submissions!

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  22. I sent in two but got only one auto-response. Did you get both? Are two even allowed?

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    1. One entry per person! As Ruth pointed out, if everyone sent their ten manuscripts our eyes would fall out! :D

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    2. OK. Can you please use the first one I sent for Beyond Vengeance? Thanks!

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  23. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

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  24. Mucho Thanks!!! Just sent mine in. It's the one with the bow on top. :)

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  25. Sent mine, thanks for this awesome opportunity.

    Has your inbox exploded yet? lol

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  26. I did it. Thanks for the opportunity and much love (and luck) to everyone. Can't wait to see you on the best seller list. Hope I made the nice list (fingers crossed...eyes too).

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    1. Oh, you! *blushes* *smiles radiantly*

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  27. Annnnd, being up in Muskoka, solo parenting without wifi, meant I missed the window. Ack. I'll have to catch the next contest...life sometimes just gets in the way : )
    Good luck to everyone!

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    1. Oh, boo! But there are more contests upcoming, so no worries!

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    2. Oh, good! Then I'm all set for the next one. Have fun with all the entries - can't wait to read them.

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  28. GAH!!!!! *pulls hair out* I MISSED THE WINDOW!!!!!!

    I'm quite mad at myself. I might be pouting all day now. Just saying.

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