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Deadline June 30th: Novel Festival

Deadline June 30th: NOVEL Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Watch Recent Novel Transcript Readings:

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Deadline Today: Novel Festival Submissions (1st. Ch., Novel, Transcript)

1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!

DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

Watch the Recent Winners. At least 3-10 winners every month:
http://novelwritingfestival.com

WATCH RECENT WINNING NOVEL/STORY PERFORMANCES

ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – WATER FOR BLOOD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte
ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland
ACTORNovel Reading – PANTERRA: The Machinist
April 2016 Reading
Written by Gary L. Ward
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – CONTRARY WARRIORS: BLOOD LEGACY
March 2016 Reading
Written by Sheryl Wright
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – LIZARDIAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz
ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORNovel Transcript – A LIFE SINGULAR
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORNovel Transcript – THE FIRST ONES
January 2016 Reading
Written by Regina Walker
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Liquid Diamond
December 2015 Reading
Written by Sebastien Blue

 

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL- Deadline August 15th (SAVE $50)

Your critique of my novel? I am ever grateful for it. The invaluable examination is the most in-depth and inspiring that I have ever received. Thank you, endlessly. It is TRULY an inspiration for me to recreate.
– Amanda Grieme, Full Novel (Dear Prudence)

FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist on your right)

SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

Just VOTED one of the top festivals in the world today!

Festival Review – Read testimonials of past submitters who sent in their 1st chapter or entire novel.

Submit a novel book and get it seen by the world.

A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you’re looking for or just get your story seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using a top professional actor. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.


The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. We accept novels in all genres.

NEW: All submissions to this contest also get a FREE LOGLINE listing on this site. Go to the LOGLINE submission page and submit your logline information.

2a. FOR 1st CHAPTER of your novel – Pay the $45 submission fee via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page

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2b. FOR the ENTIRE NOVEL feedback – Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off regular fee) via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page

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2c. FOR Transcript Novel Video Performance Reading – Pay the $40 submission fee via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page. We’ll perform your transcript (up to 5 pages) and post it online within 2-4 weeks from submission.

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3. Email your story to novels@wildsoundfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY
– TYPE OF STORY (genre, length)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story.

ALL SUBMITTED STORIES and FILMS GET FULL FEEDBACK – The goal of the WILDsound Writing Festivals is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival.

There is no festival like this!

Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers like yourself. NOTE: The writer will always own 100% rights to their story. The only thing we do is help the writer. Either with notes on their next draft, or gain exposure by having their story showcased at our festival.


WATCH RECENT WINNING NOVEL/STORY PERFORMANCES

ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – WATER FOR BLOOD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte
ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland
ACTORNovel Reading – PANTERRA: The Machinist
April 2016 Reading
Written by Gary L. Ward
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – CONTRARY WARRIORS: BLOOD LEGACY
March 2016 Reading
Written by Sheryl Wright
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – LIZARDIAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz
ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORNovel Transcript – A LIFE SINGULAR
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORNovel Transcript – THE FIRST ONES
January 2016 Reading
Written by Regina Walker
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Liquid Diamond
December 2015 Reading
Written by Sebastien Blue
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Bader Field
December 2015 Reading
Written by Carl David
ACTORChapter 3 NOVEL – Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps
November 2015 Reading
Written by Colin Guest
ACTORTranscript NOVEL – A Life Singular
November 2015 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORChapter 21 NOVEL – One Hot Summer
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ian Barker
ACTORBEST SCENE – The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio
November 2015 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL – Please Hold
November 2015 Reading
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu

 

Deadline Today: Thriller/Suspense Novel Writing

Thriller/Suspense Novel Writing –

SUBMIT your NOVEL

SAVE $50 off the regular submission for full novel submissions. Garner FULL FEEDBACK on your novel by our committee of industry professionals. Get a transcript of your novel performed by professional actors at the Thriller/Suspense Festival.

Watch Recent Thriller/Suspense Stories performed at the festival:

SHIELD OF THE PALIDINE – Chapter 1 by Barbara T Cerny

Watch the Reading of the Novel SHIELD OF THE PALIDINE:

Novel performed by actor Geoff Mays

Get to know writer Barbara T. Cerny:

1. What is your novel about?

Shield of the Palidine is the first book in what will be a series of four (The Palidine Series).

Accidently discovering a portal between Earth and Amorgos, Pierre and Elise find themselves surrounded by frightful creatures from beyond their imagination. Princess Elise d’Orleans, niece to King Louis XIII, is a spoiled brat used to having everyone cater to her every need. She hates Amorgos, hates the races of people populating Amorgos, and hates the fact that everyone believes she is their Redeemer, the One to free them from enslavement of their common enemy, the Asmodai. But most of all, she hates the fact that the only other human in Amorgos is a stinky peasant that doesn’t kowtow to her every whim.

Pierre Tonnelier, the village’s journeyman cooper, found an extraordinary necklace in the woods outside Chateau de Saint-Germain en Laye, a castle in the French countryside. He is forced to sell this unusual piece to pay off his father’s debts. At the chateau, the greedy princess buys his prized possession, but as soon as he clasps it around her neck, they land in Amorgos. What he didn’t contend with was the necklace, known as the Shield of the Palidine, taking him on a strange journey with an egotistical royal pain in the derriere.
Shield of the Palidine chronicles the journey of bratty Elise to the true Redeemer, of the peasant, Pierre, to a warrior of immense abilities, and their unbridled love, despite all the tensions of class, bigotry, and intolerance.

Why should this novel be read by anyone?

Just listen to Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite who gave Shield of the Palidine and its sequel, Magic Thief of Gavalos (pre-read), each 5 STARS: “Barbara T. Cerny has created a magical world that rivals that of Tolkien’s Middle Earth.” It has the highest rating of all my novels and was a finalist in The 2015 National Indie Excellence® Book Awards. It is fun, epic, and explains how the Greek Gods came to be, how witches came to be, and where all the mythical creatures went since they don’t live on Earth anymore. Plus, the snappy dialogue between the petulant princess, Elise, and her stinky paysan, Pierre, is plain entertaining.

How would you describe this story in one sentence?

What happens when you throw a spoiled French princess and a stinky peasant boy into the world of Greek Mythology? Chaos, intrigue, adventure, and love.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Lord of the Ring Series or Star Wars Series – both awesome. Although, I have seen Beaches a lot as well as Dirty Dancing. Maybe Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downy Jr. version)? Tough question…

How long have you been working on this novel?

About a year. The sequel, Magic Thief of Gavalos, also took about a year to write – however, the illustrations and the actual publication take up to two years. Nothing is fast in this business. I am currently working on the 3rd in the series, Book of the Arionon. I will probably finish the entire series in 2019 or 2020.

How many stories have you written?

My 6th novel and sequel to this one, Magic Thief of Gavalos, comes out in Sep 2015. I am nearly done with my 7th (modern murder mystery) and working on 8 (historical romance) & 9 (3rd in this series). I can’t figure out my true genre. I just write what the voices in my head tell me to!

What motivated you to write this novel?

My daughter. She wanted me to write something she would read. The historical romances were a bit much for her fifteen-year-old mind (ooooh, ick, mom, you have love scenes in these!) Shield of the Palidine is also a romance but is wrapped in a fantasy world she could love – she enjoys Lord of the Rings, Stargate SG-I, Firefly, Harry Potter, so I delved into her fantasy world.

What obstacles did you face to finish this novel?

Try keeping track of seventeen main characters that represent nineteen fantasy races (pixies, fairies, griffons, etc.) plus animals like yale and centicore. I had to refer to a list of characters constantly (included in the book for the reader). I also had to draw a reference of all their heights and sizes compared to each other for sizing. If a pixie had a conversation with a giant, what did that really look like since the pixie was 18 inches tall and the giant 15 feet tall! Also, my editor’s sister and first reader did not think the romance was believable to I tore it apart and revamped the romance. I was never so glad in my life to see a book leave my hands. So, I tortured myself by writing a sequel. I need my head examined (especially since I have outlined a prequel and a fourth in the series!)

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Dancing – I do ballroom and Czech folk dancing. I also perform in my daughter’s Nutcracker ballet every year in the party scene but luckily, we don’t do ballet!

What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I look for all opportunities to get the word out about my novels. I was thrilled to get the WILDsound Festival as all feedback is valuable to me. I actually have rewritten novel #3, Tressa, due to customer comments.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Never, ever give up and don’t listen to the naysayers. Write what is in your heart and you will be happy.

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DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html