Results of our First Page Challenge are in!
Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first pages. Here are their critiques! We enjoyed reading these openings and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys.
Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first pages!
And two bonus critiques!
If you entry wasn’t critiqued here (we are only so many editors), you still have time to enter our other challenges:
Challenge Two: The First Meeting
Show us the first time your romantic leads meet. You can include up to three sentences giving us a quick summary of what’s happened so far, and up two pages from your manuscript showing your first meeting.
Send your first meeting entry in by 10 am EST Wednesday, September 16 and you may be one of 5 entries randomly chosen to receive personalized feedback at 3 pm EST from our editors!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “MEETING Challenge.” Entry can be no more than 2 pages, double-spaced, size 12 font, plus your 1-3 sentence summary giving context for the scene.
Challenge Three: The 100-Word Pitch
Send in a 100-word pitch for your story by 10 am EST Friday, September 18 and you may be one of 5 entries randomly chosen to receive personalized feedback at 2 pm EST from our editors!
Email: email@example.com, subject line “PITCH Challenge.” Entry can be no more than 100 words. (Your pitch is your story in a nutshell, showing off your romantic leads, plot, and hooks in order to pique the editors’ and voters’ interest!)
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