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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The 2014 Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest

Does your story have bite?

Christian Writers of the West (the Phoenix chapter of ACFW) is holding their annual Rattler writing contest.  It's open to all unpublished fiction writers or those who have not published in the last five years. 

Enter the FIRST FIFTEEN PAGES of your novel. (completed manuscript is not required for entry).  We have lined up 90 preliminary judges and the following final judges, so you will be getting some really good feedback on your writing.


ContemporaryMichelle GrawkowskiAgent, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Mystery/ThrillerElizabeth MazurEditor, Harlequin Love Inspired
Fantasy/SciFi/SpeculativeSteve LaubePresident, The Steve Laube Literary Agency & Editor, Enclave Publishing
Young AdultRachel KentAgent, Books & Such Literary Management
HistoricalSusan BrowerNatasha Kern Literary Agency

Categories are:
___ Contemporary Fiction (includes Contemporary Women’s, Romance and Romantic Suspense)
___ Historical Fiction (before 1960, includes Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense)
___ Mystery/Thriller (non-romance)
___ Young Adult (for under 18)
___ Other Fiction (includes Fantasy, Science-Fiction and Speculative Fiction)

Contest is open for entries from
August 1, 2014 to August 29, 2014
(5:00pm Arizona Time)

For more information, pop over to the CWOW website @ , where you can download Submission Guidelines, Contest Rules, Entry Forms and a Sample Score Sheet.

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