Friday, February 15, 2008

Lockie Hunter Semifinalist in competition

[News from Lockie Hunter. There are a few days left to read the entries and post reviews.]

I am a semifinalist for the Amazon breakthrough novel award. (It was my thesis actually. They narrowed 5000 entrants to several hundred, and I was among them. The grand prize winner receives a publishing deal from Penguin books, and all the semi finalists will have their work critiqued by Publisher's Weekly. The judging is based on a combination of industry experts and public opinion. It is free to read the piece you simply type this in your browser.

On the right hand side of the page, you will see an orange "download for free" button. click on it, read the piece and then when you are done, go to the original link,

scroll to the bottom of all the reviews, including a rather nasty one from publisher’s weekly, sigh, gotta love the critics, and click “create your own review”. Then simply provide a review, with hopefully 4, 4.5 or 5 stars if you like it.

It would be huge to get as many critiques as possible to tip the scales and possibly make it to the next round. Oh, you do need to have an Amazon password, if you've ever purchased anything there, you should have one. Lastly, the piece ends mid-sentence. It stops at 5000 words. Weird, but those are the rules, so it's not an error.


p.s. final reviews are due on Feb 17th!!!!!


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