As some of you may know, my CP/friend/partner in crime, Kristina Perez and I co-hosted our first writing contest in July of last year. Like A Virgin was a great success (go read the stories of last year’s virgins here to find out exactly what I mean). We had a great time and could hardly wait for 2014 to come so we could do it all over again.
Our sub window closed after we received 50 qualified entrants, which didn’t take long. This year we have not only writer-judges and agents, but also small press editors and a LONG list of both guest stars and crit angels. Our crit angels are generously donating their time and expert perspectives and the prizes range from 5 page crits to a FULL manuscript crit.
The pitches will go up soon, followed by a Getting to Know You blog hop, and then first round judging will take place. Ten lucky virgins will move on to the final round, where agents and editors will award cherries and (hopefully) make some requests.