I'm getting more and more excited for the approach of the first annual #FicFest, a mentor contest for authors of completed manuscripts. Writing contests of this kind have a special place in my soul, and I firmly believe that it is this community of writers and those that create these contests that make publishing dreams a reality. (I'm a product of a wonderful contest by host Brenda Drake and a fabulous mentor Michelle Hauck, read about that here.)
It's my turn to give back, this time as a leader for a picture book team! If you're thinking of entering your picture book manuscript in FicFest, check out my team wishlist here and submission guidelines here.
I'm also going to be a part of the pre-FicFest fun in the interview happening this Sunday, April 17th at 7pm -10pm EST. FicFest hostess extraordinaire Tiffany Hoffman will be throwing (literally through the screen!!! haha) questions up on twitter with the hashtag for us to respond to, and prospective entrants will also be able to ask the mentors questions to see who will be the best fit for their work.
Start working on those questions now. I want some really fun ones mixed in there!
The Meet & Greet will open on Monday, April 18th. The day following FicFest's Q&A.