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Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Demesnedenoir, May 11, 2022.

  1. Ned Marcus

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    Have you entered one of these before? Do you know how strict their theme requirement is? This year it's being trapped on the other end of a portal. My first novel might loosely fit.
     
  2. Demesnedenoir

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    Theme is pretty loose.
     
  3. Joined. Not so much because I think I'll get in (my novel is a very loose fit, and I'm sure there are better authors out there), but I think it'll be a fun experience. And who knows, I could get in...

    Also, I like giving DemesnedenoirDemesnedenoir work... ;)
     
  4. Demesnedenoir

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    LMAO. Trust me, while there are books that are dead on fits, the behind-the-scenes interpretation of whether things fit looks pretty dang loose so far. In hindsight, I probably could've entered Eve of Snows and had a shot with a character with lost memories, and whatnot.

    The basic conclusion is: If you think it might fit, Submit. A little different than the OJ trial, but it might just work out ;)

    Here's a new press release link: https://docs.google.com/.../1SmRf8FlOFHEFEwLVEDpE.../edit...
     
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  5. Crap, just realised that I had originally intended to submit a different book, which would have been a slightly better fit.

    Just goes to show, never do important stuff on Friday after work. Just have a drink instead...

    Oh well, at least someone might get a nice read our of it
     
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  6. Demesnedenoir

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    Yeah, I've had those moments! Brain skips a rail and I do something totally different than planned. Usually, I end up doing that at 3 am and slap my forehead in the morning.

     
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  7. Ned Marcus

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    I've submitted my first novel. See how that goes.
     
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  8. Demesnedenoir

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    Blue Prometheus! I'm not an initial screener, so you're safe, heh heh.
     
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    LOL. Not sure about being safe.
     
  10. Demesnedenoir

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    Submissions end on the 30th and we could certainly use more good entries. Seriously, if you've got a book that MIGHT fit the theme, send it their way and let the screeners decide.
     
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  11. Ned Marcus

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    How many books do they normally select?
     
  12. Demesnedenoir

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    Ummm, good question! Looks like one had 14.
     
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  13. It's why I submitted. They can always reject it if it isn't a good fit. And that should be fast enough. But there's always a chance you'll fit in somehow.
     
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  14. Demesnedenoir

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    There have been a few obvious sci-fi books, but other than that, most books aren't being discounted out of hand. Once past the initial screening phase, I'll know more about the process and how a large group of people ever to come to agree on which books get in, LOL. The opinions are all over the place, so it should be fun.
     
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  15. Ned Marcus

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    It's interesting to hear an inside view.
     
  16. Demesnedenoir

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    Closed. The goal is two book bundles of ten books. Now to watch things shake out.
     
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