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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

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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

 

Novel Logline: THE BLOOD SPANGLED BANNER: A First Ladies Mystery Series, by Barbara Schlichting

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: THE BLOOD SPANGLED BANNER: A First Ladies Mystery Series

Written by: Barbara Schlichting

Type: Novel

Genre: Mystery

Logline: DOLLEY MADISON: the Blood Spangled Banner is a race between a distant relative and First Lady enthusiast and a greedy killer who will stop at nothing to locate the original manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner.

WEBSITE: http://www.barbaraschlichting.com
http://www.firstladypress.com

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Today.

Novel Pitch: INTO THE AMERICAS, by Lance & James Morcan

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: INTO THE AMERICAS

Written by: Lance & James Morcan

Type: Novel

Genre: History, Drama

Logline: Young English seaman John Jewitt is one of only two European survivors left after his crewmates clash with Mowachaht Indians on the west coast of North America. Torn between his desire for freedom and his love for an Indian maiden, Jewitt endures two years as a captive of the Mowachahts.

This novel is available exclusively on Amazon:
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Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Today.

January 2016 Novel Winner: Large is the Smallest We’ve Got by JED HAMILTON

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

Watch Chapter 2 of LARGE IS THE SMALLEST WE GOT. Reading by Reetu Bambrah

Get to know writer Jed Hamilton:

1. What is your novel about?

An unlikely mix of people, thrown together by the LA Earthquake, 1994.
A story of love lost and found…
A story of greed and corruption. ….
A story about a phoney ghost-hunter show… and a dog that looks like a panda.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Some people who have read it tell me they go on thinking about it, and even re-read it. It is (ultimately) a very moving tale.
The opening comedy is deceptive

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

Funny, moving

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

A toss between ‘His Girl Friday’ or ‘The Producers’

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

2 Years

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

Bleak House – no contest.

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

Living in LA for 10 years

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

Matt Stone or Trey Parker . If they don’t count as artists, David Hockney

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

Playing the piano – and composing. I’ve scored a few movies.

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

Having parts of my book read by actors

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

Write, write and write
Don’t re-write until you’ve finished the book, or you get bogged down.

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

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 Winner: Cheerage Fearage by Kimberly Dana

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

Watch Novel Reading of Cheerage Fearage. Reading by Reetu Bambrah

Buy Book Online:
http://www.amazon.ca/Cheerage-Fearage-Kimberly-Dana-ebook/dp/B007OZH5XO

Get to know writer Kimberly Dana:

1. What is your novel about?

It’s ten years after cheer captain Lexy Mills’ bizarre drowning, but the bloodthirsty pranks are still going down at a hypnotic pace. Urban legend says it’s Lexy seeking revenge, picking off cheerleaders one by one in a symphony of horrors.  Peppered with humor and wit to offset the diabolically scary, CHEERAGE FEARAGE will have teens salivating for more Tiki Tinklemeyer and tales of the sleepy, supernatural town of Valentine. CHEERAGE FEARAGE is the first installment of a paranormal jaw-dropping teen series, jam-packed with chills and thrills that will leave no pimple ungoosed! Fire up as the girls get ready to fly high and die! Ready? O-kay!

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Teens love chills and thrills, and this novel is no exception.  Think Friday the 13thmeets Bring It On!    

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

Creepy fun.  

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

I love suspenseful thrillers.  

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

I wrote Cheerage Fearage in about twelve months.  

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

My favorite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird.  

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

Competition and drama are a big part of girl world.  I loved the idea of a cheerleading co-captain drowning the captain, who comes back as a vengeful ghost.  Her bloodthirsty motto could only be Fly High and Die!

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

Stephen King

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

I love to cook, write, and read voraciously.  

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

The Novel Festival is a fabulous way to showcase your writing.  

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Read, read, read.  Write, write, write.  Never quit.

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

2015 Novel Festival Winners

View the winners month by month. All novels performed by professional actors.

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: http://novelwritingfestival.com/

JANUARY 2015
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AUGUST 2015
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OCTOBER 2015
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NOVEMBER 2015
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DECEMBER 2015
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