Hey guys! My name’s Diana, and I’m also a member of Gather.com. I wanted to let you know about this awesome competition in which the prize is a publishing contract! Have any of you ever written a novel-length manuscript in the romance genre? If so, you might want to check this out.
The competition works sort of like American Idol. You have until August 22 to send in your full-length manuscript, and to post the first chapter in the group First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. After August 27, other users on Gather will vote on the chapters they like best. 25 authors will move onto round two, and further voting will narrow it down to the cream of the crop.
Five finalists will have the chance to win a guaranteed publishing contract, along with a $5000 cash advance! You can go to First Chapters Romance Writing Competition for more info. This sounds like an awesome opportunity; I wish I had a finished manuscript of my own! For all of you who do, I just wanted to bring this to your attention.