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Deadline June 28th: Crime/Mystery Novel Festival

Garner FULL FEEDBACK on your action/adventure novel by our committee of industry professionals. Get a transcript of your novel performed by professional actors at the Crime/Mystery Festival.

Next Deadline June 28th

Crime/Mystery Novel Readings in 2015:

10 – Novels/Stories Performed (winner every month)

WATCH Winning Crime/Mystery Story Readings:

The #1 Crime/Mystery Festival and Contest in the World today!

– Offers novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to add sales to their self-published novel and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online.

– We specialize in showcasing Crime/Mystery stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submissions@crimemysteryfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format.

In the body in the email please add your:

– FULL NAME

– CITY AND COUNTRY

– TITLE OF STORY/FILM

– TYPE OF WORK

– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Submit a Chapter of your Novel and Pay the $40 submission fee via the button here:
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OR, Submit your FULL NOVEL and Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off) via the button here:
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Deadline TODAY: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel Festival.

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 Fantasy Sci-Fi Festival Festival.

NEW OPTION: 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)

CLICK TO SUBMIT

The #1 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival and Contest in the World today!

Offers novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

One of the best places in the world for the writers to add sales to their self-published novel and/or obtain and agent.

No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online.

We specialize in showcasing Fantasy/Sci-Fi stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@fantasyscififestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format.

In the body in the email please add your:

– FULL NAME

– CITY AND COUNTRY

– TITLE OF STORY/FILM

– TYPE OF WORK

– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Submit a Chapter of your Novel and Pay the $45 submission fee via the button here:

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OR, Submit your NOVEL NOVEL and Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off) via the button here:

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OR, FOR a 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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Watch Recent Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel Readings:

January 2016 Novel Winner: THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL by Marie J.S. Phillips

Submit your Novel to the Festival. Three ways to submit:http://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch The Furlites of Aroriel. Reading by Reetu Bambrah

Get to know writer Marie J.S. Phillips:

1. What is your novel about?

This first book in a three book trilogy covers the adventures of the Furlitian Clan Darius before and during the first Furlitian interstellar flight, captained by Commander Geupetus. In family saga style, it follows their suddenly disrupted home life, to the errant flight and encounter with an alien species, humans, and in the end, reveals an important little snippet of Earth life that in the second book blossoms into a great gift(telepathic Felakoons) for Furlitekind, which some do not appreciate right away on their homeworld. In the third book, these creatures prove to be an integral part of how the family solves the problem the Universe dumps on them in Book III:Eyes In The Dark.(in progress) But these treasures do not appear until Book Two: Earth-bred, Matissia-born.(published in 2014)

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

We humans tend to be very egocentric, to the point that we assume any alien life must be humanoid, built like us with only superficial differences. I believe the Furlites and their world sheds light on the possibilities of life evolving and succeeding without any primate ancestry, a what if dinosaurian type life on another world never went extinct. Through their eyes I wish to help humanity look at the big picture and perhaps see itself from outside our egocentric view and maybe learn a thing or two.

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

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

ET: The extra terrestrial

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

For over 3 decades, since I put the rough draft on paper in late 1979, and the first draft I laid down in 1981. The finished copy was published in 2012.

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

I have several, but one of my favorites, is Far-Seer by Robert Sawyer.

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

Long weird tale, but the Furlites began as fantasy artwork, then appeared in a short illustrated story in a college class in 1976. I have been writing since I learned how to do so at about 5 years old. The impending completion of the third book in this series is still a project in my life.

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

Magritte

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

I love cats, particuularly Maine Coon cats. I also love trees, horses and horseback riding, animals in general, gardening, earth sciences, swimming, and all of these influence my writing in some manner.

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

I was invited, and the books need the exposure.

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

Never give up. Keep writing and persevere. And once you get that story down, proof read, edit, then edit some more, and proof read, edit, repeat, until you finally have that polished manuscript, even if it does take decades.

Submit your Novel to the Festival. Three ways to submit:http://novelwritingfestival.com/

January 2016 Novel Winners: Watch the transcript readings

Watch the January 2016 Novel Winning Transcript Readings, plus the Novel that was made into a film.

Deadline to Submit your Novel to the Festival. Get performed. FULL FEEDBACK: http://novelwritingfestival.com

ACTORWatch Novel Made into Movie: AAHBC
Written by Albert Lewis

ACTORNovel Transcript – THE FIRST ONES
January 2016 Reading
Written by Regina Walker

ACTORNovel Prologue – CHEERAGE FEARAGE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Kimberly Dana

ACTORChapter 7 Reading – THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Marie J.S. Phillips

ACTORChapter 2 Reading – LARGE IS THE SMALLEST WE GOT
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jed Hamilton

Tempest Makers: Book One of the Apex Predator Trilogy – Chapter One Reading by K L McKinley

Buy this novel online

Watch the Chapter 1 Reading of TEMPEST MAKERS:

Reading performed by actor Jason Martorino

Get to know writer K.L. McKinley:

1. What is your novel about?

Tempest Makers is the first in a science-fiction novella trilogy in which a human and an Earth-born alien face hostile natives on the alien’s home planet and are drawn into a deepening mystery with dire consequences for them and the future of both worlds.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

I think it has a simple message of how people of different cultures and backgrounds treat one another while on another level something dark and complex is taking shape.

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

Intergalactic conflict

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

Wizard of Oz

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

About a year and a half
6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Kindred by Octavia Butler

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

It was a submission piece for an anthology with a word count that got out of hand. It had the potential to be a prequel because the final story in the trilogy had been written first, but I have mixed feelings about prequels in general so I had a chance to change the history of the major characters.

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

Douglas Adams

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

Affordable and accessible mental health care for anyone who needs it

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

A chance to share my work with a wider audience and reap the benefits of their feedback.

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

Never stop learning your craft.

 

Watch Novel Turned into MOVIE: ADOPTED BY AN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BELGIAN CONGO

Watch Chapter 1 of the Novel Movie:

Novel written by Albert Russo

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Narration by David Kinsman

Visual Design by Vira Solovyova

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

Excerpts of the world press + comments from world-renowned authors concerning

ADOPTED BY AN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BELGIAN CONGO

Libération (Paris): «One does not often encounter a novel told in three voices. In ADOPTED BY AN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BELGIAN CONGO (or AHBC) , Albert Russo lets the protagonists, each in turn, express their hopes, expectations and frustrations in their daily lives. And as the story unravels from one version to the other, the themes which the author wishes to tackle are exposed in an intimistic mode: life in colonial times, adoption, homosexuality, the relationships between three very different people living under the same roof. The reader is drawn into the pace of this well constructed novel and is able, through the characters’ successive narrations, to settle behind each conscience.”

L’Express (Paris): «AHBC is Albert Russo’s invigorating novel. It deals with capital questions and a delicate theme: the adoption of a mulatto child by an American homosexual in the Belgian Congo of the 1950’s. The manner in which the novel is structured allows each of the three protagonists to cast a different light upon this unusual love story. It behooves Mama Malkia, the formidable Congolese woman who smothers with tenderness the two marginal men, to recount Léo’s departure for America as well as the death of Harry during the events following the Congo’s Independence. This is the novel of every possible pain and battle caused and fueled by differences, be they of a sexual, social or racial nature. Yet, albeit violent, AHBC is never tragic. It is an incitation to courage: to affirm one’s freedom, not to mask the truth, to avoid the traps of guilt. This powerful, very well written novel, is a hymn to optimism.»

Martin Tucker, Professor of British, African-American and African literature, founder of Confrontation magazine, poet and biographer of Joseph Conrad and Sam Shepard:

«Albert Russo’s work has many distinctive qualities. Adopted by an American homosexual in the Belgian Congo is especially distinguished by Russo’s startingly precise grasp of the historic period of mid-twentieth-century Central Africa. In this sense, his work bears twinship to V.S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River. Such a time no longer exists because one history has changed and another has happened, and still another is happening under our ticking hours. Like his predecessor Naipaul (Nobel Prize-winner), Russo has captured the attitudes of his white colonialists, his black politicians of various hues of moderation and extremity, and painted a seemingless timeless portrait of a naive young American paramedic volunteer. (Perhaps naivity is the one constant in the history of change.) Again, like Naipaul, Russo is compassionate and satiric, but unlike his British counterpart, Russo holds out hope that messages of goodness and idealism and decency remain within hearing, that they remain to be recorded in a different and deeper key in another time.

Like any serious artist, Russo is subtle and ironic in his presentations. His political and social attitudes to his ever-pertinent material remain, in consequence, beyond familiarity. Yet in carving out a moment of history, in shaping a fountain of abiding conflicts and in stroking broadly the revolutions of personal and social jealousy, anger and explosion, his artistry is triumphant. He has captured in fiction what lies hidden in forgotten documents, and he has given substance and a frame to the baldness of even remembered documents.

Rooted in a past time, Adopted by an American homosexual in the Belgian Congo has an undeniable relevance to contemporary time.»

James Baldwin’s words to the author, penned the year of his death, after reading this portion of the novel still in progress at that time:

«I like your work very much indeed. It has a very gentle surface and a savage under-tow. You’re a dangerous man.»

This is what Edmund White, the acclaimed biographer of Jean Genet and author of the bestselling autobiographical novel ‘The Farewell Symphony’ writes concerning Adopted by an American homosexual in the Belgian Congo:

«Albert Russo has recreated through a young African boy’s joys and struggles many of the tensions of modern life, straight and gay, black and white, third world and first … all of these tensions underlie this story of a biracial African adopted by a gay American. And Adopted by an American homosexual in the Belgian Congo is a non-stop, gripping read! »

Links to AHBC:

ADOPTED BY AN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BELGIAN CONGO
published by l’Aleph, Wisehouse Publishing

http://l-aleph.com/wordpress/?p=610

http://www.amazon.com/dp/9187751321/ref=cm_sw_su_dp