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updated 2014

The winners of the effective editing series have been chosen! Last Friday the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Group, the Savvy Wordsmiths did the honors. Notifications have been sent to the winners, and now it’s time for the rest of the world to hear!

Everyone who commented had their names, and which in the series the comment was from, dropped into a Santa hat. Special thanks to SCBWI members Karen, Ann, Mary, AnnaMaria, and Mike for drawing the winners! Extra special shoutouts to Joan and Becky our FAB leaders!

 the winning announcement…

I mentioned in the effective editing series intro  that a few lucky commenters would win editing packages. So here’s how it will work: Each post is another opportunity to win – winners will be chosen based on comments, the names will all be thrown into a hat and drawn by someone other than me.

The packages up for grabs are:

  • one pitch edit (may substitute bio) up to 300 words
  • one page query or cover letter edit  (please only one page)
  • first ten pages edit (or complete work if under 6,000 words)
  • one synopsis edit (or proposal) up to twenty pages
  • one grand prize of three chapters or up to 100 pages edit

 And when I say edit, you know what I’m referring to, because you’ve read the hierarchy chart.😉

Fine print

You will automatically be entered into this giveaway by commenting, one comment per post. Contest closes two weeks after the last post (estimated November 16, 2012). Every attempt will be made to notify winners first  by email (based on valid email associated with comment tag).  Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and photograph for promotional purposes, unless prohibited by law. Prizes cannot be claimed in cash value, and all contractual agreements will be made in advance for completion. Submissions of work will be due after the first of the calendar year 2013, to allow winners time to properly format projects. The entrant named on the comment section of this blog will be considered the winner.  

Enter at these posts:

 Series Intro

 It’s not terminal or is it?

ABCs and 123s

A is for Action

The Bs have it

What do you C?

One Disguise

Two – Rhythm and Reason

Three – challenge, compare, and contain



I share “no fee” writing opportunities and contests: gathering this information from various sources. I advise “caveat emptor” or in this case, let the writer beware when a venue is unknown to you.

If there is a problem with any of the site links, please let me know.

However, if you believe you have been defrauded, you should contact an authority about the matter, letting me know only to pass on the info for other writers to be wary as well.


Choose a topic, either  ‘quick finds’  or  ‘want more?’  from the right margin, to locate all the links…





20 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2012 9:49 pm

    Appreciate you sharing with us! Helena
    P.S. Or is “your sharing” with us?😉 English is my 2nd language.

    • October 28, 2012 3:40 pm

      either works, Helena, ’cause it depends on the voice of your character.
      you’re doing awesome with English as your second language
      thanks for hanging out with me!:)

  2. September 15, 2012 2:13 am

    You are taking on “a bull by the horns.” This will help us all grow professionally. Thank you!

    • September 15, 2012 2:21 am

      oh Linda, that’s a great analogy! I’m so psyched to share this series, I hope it will be helpful, thanks for joining me!:)

  3. April 4, 2012 3:54 am

    great help!

    • April 12, 2012 2:03 am

      glad to, thanks for stopping by, come on back anytime!😉

  4. April 4, 2012 1:38 am

    Very, Very cool blog idea. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It really opened the door to really checking you out and taking in all you had to offer.

    I’ll be following you.:)

  5. December 13, 2011 5:10 pm

    I would be honored to appear in one of your spotlights. Heroes and Hounds. Bill Miller Thank you

    • December 13, 2011 10:36 pm

      Super! I’ll email you some details. Thanks!:)


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