Tuesday, September 17, 2013

'New Adult' fiction opportunity: Wattpad, Harlequin

Wattpad, Harlequin Sponsor ‘New Adult’ Writing Contest

Sep 17, 2013

Wattpad, an online writing community, is teaming up with Harlequin to represent the New Adult category as a cosponsor of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest. Writers from around the world can upload a first chapter of their book to the Wattpad site and a team of judges will pick four submissions and each one will get a publishing deal with Harlequin.

Wattpad is soliciting material in the New Adult category for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest. New Adult is a newly popular category aimed at readers 18-25 years old and generally adds more mature themes (from sexuality to broader life decisions) to the Young Adult category. The contest opens September 23 and the deadline for submissions is October 28. Contestants should submit their first chapter (maximum 5,000 words) and a 100-word description that details the book’s concept, plot, characters, conflict, and setting. For more info, go to http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/



Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.


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