I am crazy excited about today’s blog post. Since I started querying, I have entered a good number of contests. I LOVE them – contests are not only exciting and nerve wracking, but you also get to meet great talented people that often turn into lifelong writer friends. So when I was offered the chance to take part in #FicFest, a brand new writing contest – I jumped at it! Helping fellow authors is something I love doing, and this seemed perfect for me.
[Note: be prepared for a LOT of Parks&Rec GIFs]
So, what is #FicFest?
To put it simply, #FicFest is a contest that gets completed MS’s in front of agents. MS’s across all age categories can be entered: Children’s Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult.
Each category gets three teams, comprised of a Team Leader and and two team members. The team will pick three finalists, and an alternate and we will work on revisions together for 8 weeks before the agent round.
How am I apart of #FicFest?
I am SO excited to say that I am a Middle Grade Team Leader (eeeek!)
I am over the moon about this, because MG is my absolute FAVOURITE genre. I read anything and everything that’s MG. I am also a MG writer currently querying agents and I am an experienced beta reader and critique partner. Also my team is AWESOME!! If you missed my team reveal (and MG wishlist) click here.
When can I enter #Ficfest?
Here are all the important dates you need:
March 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST
March 27, 2016 @ 7:00 PM EST
April 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM EST
Agent List Announced (Host Blog)
April 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST
Q & A with Team Leads & Host (Twitter – Using #FicFest)
April 24, 2016 @ 12:00 AM EST – April 25, 2016 @ 11:59 PM EST
April 26, 2016 – May 3, 2016
Teams will chose their finalists/alternate
May 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM EST
Finalists/Alternate Reveal (Team Leads Blogs)
May 5, 2016 – June 30, 2016
July 8, 2016 @ 12:00 AM EST – July 14, 2014 @ 11:59 PM EST
For more updates make sure you are following Tiffany’s blog – she’s our awesome host and the creator of #Ficfest. I can’t wait to see some of your awesome submissions.