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Deadline Oct. 15th: 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

Thank you. thank you for your honest & detailed appraisal of my work! It is extremely helpful & insightful.
– Michelle Desgagne
The Distracted Yogi, Novel

I appreciate WILDsound’s committee feedback on the first chapter/prologue submission of my memoir Am doing a rewrite to address your recommendations and, per your suggestion, will send back my revised submission as soon as possible.
– Danielle Dahl
Sirocco, Novel

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. Much appreciated.
– JD Daniels
Minute of Darkness, Novel

Thank you very much…interesting opinions and thoughts. They are much appreciated!
– Tory Gates
Dawn, Novel

Thanks for the feedback. I have reviewed some of the mishaps you noted already. But once again, thanks for your insight. I’d love to have an editor to go through it.
– Philip Oyok,
Old Man, 1st chapter novel

I am so impressed with your feedback that I will submit the finished novel into your competition not so much as to try and win the competition but rather to get the valuable feedback I need at a reasonable cost before taking the novel further.
– Francis Connor
The Devil’s Bridge, 1st chapter novel

Interesting feedback. I too have come to the same conclusion you have. I will resubmit, rewriting the opening chapter and taking out the narration of the dead man. I was seduced by the idea, but agree he becomes a distraction and a filter.
– Elisabeth Appell
Elements of Betrayal, 1st chapter book

Thank you for the festival and the feedback. This book hit its target. To provide a broad base from which others can continue the story.
– Roland Hughes
John Smith: Last Known Survivor

Thanks for your insightful and highly constructive comments on my novel submission, “Victoria The First”. Clearly, your reader(s) read the manuscript carefully and thoroughly. Your overall assessment of “a great read” has encouraged me to dive back in and tell this story the way I know I can.
– Bill Osinski
Victoria The First: A Novel, Full Novel

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

Buy Now Button

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: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.

DEADLINE Today: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

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

Novels Showcased in 2015:
45 Novels Performed
9 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 12 Poems Made into a Movie

Get 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 below)

Watch the Recent Winning Readings:


Deadline: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html

Deadline Today: 1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL.

Watch Novel Performance Readings:

Novels Showcased in 2015:
45 Novels Performed
9 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 12 Poems Made into a Movie

Get 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 below)

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!

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 the Writing Festival site. Go to the LOGLINE submission page athttp://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html and submit your logline information.

2. Email your story to novels@novelwritingfestival.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.

3a. 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:
Buy Now Button

3b. 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:
Buy Now Button

3c. 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:
Buy Now Button

ALL SUBMITTED STORIES and FILMS GET FULL FEEDBACK – The goal of the Novel Writing Festival 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.

Watch Novels Made into a Movie:

Watch Poetry Made into a Movie:

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.

Read NEW Novel Pitches and Loglines

Submit your Novel to the Festival: http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Title: CONTRARY WARRIORS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/contrary_warriors_by_shery…

Written by: Sheryl Wright

Type: Novel

Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Thriller, LGBT

Title: The Brede Chronicles Book 1
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_brede_chronicles_book_…

Written by: P.I. Barrington

Type: Novel

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural

Title: The Hidden Abbey
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_hidden_abbey_by_jodine…

Written by: Jodine Turner

Type: Novel

Genre: Fantasy, Magical realism, Visionary Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Title: The Vorbing
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_vorbing_by_stewart_sta…

Written by: Stewart Stafford

Type: Novel

Genre: Fantasy/Horror

Title: Golden
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/golden_by_kathryn_robson.h…

Written by: Kathryn Robson

Type: Novel

Genre: Supernatural Mystery

Title: BARBIE AND THE BARBARIAN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/barbie_and_the_barbarian_b…

Written by: Racine Hiet

Type: Novel

Genre: Comedy

 

Watch Chapter 3 of Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps by Colin Guest

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

Novel performed by actress Val Cole

Watch Chapter 3: FOLLOW IN THE TIGERMAN’S FOOTSTEPS:

Get to know writer Colin Guest:

1. What is your novel about?

It covers my incredible life working as an expat worker in 15 countries spread through the Middle, Far East & North Africa

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

It is intended to show there is more to live than a boring 9-5 job and by being positive, when life is tough, you can climb back up again

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

Adventure Story

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Guns of Navarone

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

21/2 years

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

No but I like ones by Lee Child, Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

At first it was for my children, but then I thought it would help others who feel life is getting them down.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Lee Child

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Nature and the Environment

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

I thought it could prove interesting

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

Don’t give up. Go after the goals in your life.

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

Read Today’s NEW NOVEL Loglines and Synopsis’

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

Read Today’s NEW NOVEL Loglines and Synopsis’

Title: ONCE IN A PARK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/once_in_a_park_by_fredric_maffei.html
Written by: Fredric Maffei
Type: Novel
Genre: Mystery, Drama

Title: Afterlife
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/afterlife_by_michael_monroe.html
Written by: Michael Monroe
Type: Novel
Genre: Scifi/Western Action serial

Title: Fitness 4Play: One Night Stand
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fitness_4play_one_night_stand_by_the_suave_novelist.html
Written by: The Suave Novelist
Type: Novel
Genre: Romance

Title: Dark Secret’s
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dark_secrets_by_mikki_jo_smith.html
Written by: Mikki Jo Smith
Type: Novel
Genre: Suspense/Thriller/occult

Title: Destiny Calls
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/destiny_calls_by_kathryn_heaney.html
Written by: Kathryn Heaney
Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal-romance, Adventure, Action

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Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com