Welcome to the third round of the first ever Petit Fours and Hot Tamales Recipe for Success Write-Off Contest. We are open for up to 100 entries today from 6 a.m. EST until 9 p.m. EST. Please read the complete rules by clicking the Contest TAB at the top of the page under the banner. The contest started March 2nd, 2nd round was March 9th, and today is the last chance to enter! Again, please read all the rules on the link above.
THE TOP REASON YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE MADE THE FINALS SO FAR: Frankly, one of the biggest reasons might be that we had to disqualify you for having more than 100 words. One of our absolute favorites had 112. Please check your entry before you send, because we do after you enter
WHAT CAN YOU WIN: Grand prize is a critique from agent Chelsea Gilmore with the Maria Carvainis Agency of the first 20 pages of your manuscript and a two page synopsis. Four runners-up will receive a PFHT cookbook.
HOW TO ENTER TODAY: In the comments box below this post, put your entry of the first paragraph or up to 100 words of your story. The first 100 entries posted AT or AFTER 6 a.m. Eastern Standard time will be accepted. No entries posted after 9 p.m. will be accepted EVEN if we do not reach a full 100 entries by the deadline. You are not required to post 100 words. You may post less. Instead of just saying the first paragraph, we give you the 100 word option because you may have started with dialogue
GENRES?: Entries may be in any genre except for inspirational or science fiction due to agent’s preferences.
WHO CAN ENTER: Entrants must be unagented at the time of submission and not have published a work of full-length fiction (over 40,000 words) within the last 24 calendar months.
TODAY’S WINNERS: From today’s entries, we will choose 5 semi-finalists whose names will be posted on Saturday, March 19th in the comments section below today’s entries. Semi-finalists will need to email us with contact information within 24 hours. All fifteen semi-finalists will be required to submit the first five pages of their manuscript by email (address will be provided to them) no later than Monday, March 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
TOP FIVE FINALISTS: Announcement of the top five finalists will be made on March 23rd.
And as a disclaimer, remember: By posting an entry, entrants agree to hold all members of PFHT, Chelsea Gilmore, and the Maria Carvainis Agency harmless for any comments or criticisms including those posted on the blog by guests or others. Winning is not a guarantee of representation.
If you have a question that is not answered by reading the rules, please feel free to post it in the comments section, BUT enter anyway. If there is a problem, we’ll remove your entry. We don’t want you to miss the entry window.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENTER IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW. (AFTER 6 a.m. EST!)