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First-Chapter Contest 2007 Follow-Up
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With Writing Show host Paula B.

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We just concluded a big experiment: our 2007 First-Chapter-of-a-Novel Contest. Tune in and find out what went on behind the scenes!

Join Writing Show host Paula B. and freelance editor/contest judge Ann Paden for this look at our 2007 First-Chapter Contest, including:

  • Why we decided to offer feedback
  • Why it was difficult to find judges
  • How we came up with our fee structure
  • What the role of Literary Market Place was
  • How I flubbed up on the number of judges I'd need
  • How the judges felt about writing 750-word critiques
  • How the judges evaluated your chapters
  • How one judge, Ann Paden, felt about the entries she read and about the contest itself  
  • What Ann recommends contestants do to improve their work
  • What was involved in administering the contest.

Host: Paula B
Date: November 28, 2007
Running time: 28:33
File size: 14 megabytes
Rating: G