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Wednesday, 20 May 2015  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

The Writer's Voice

Welcome to #TheWVoice 2015! To enter, your manuscript must meet two conditions: First, it must be COMPLETE, POLISHED, AND READY TO QUERY, and second, it must be in one of the following genres:

MG fiction (all genres)
YA fiction (all genres)
NA fiction (all genres except erotica)
Adult genre fiction (excluding erotica)
Adult literary fiction (including women’s fiction but excluding erotica)
Adult commercial fiction (including women’s fiction but excluding erotica)

Also, YOU MUST HAVE A BLOG TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST, as the coaches will be building their teams via #TheWVoice Blogfest (which starts tomorrow). You don’t have to have a blog at this moment to enter, but you will need to create one ASAP if you win a spot in the blogfest (which is what today’s Rafflecopter lottery will determine). Also, if you make it in, do not use Tumblr for your entry post–we have to be able to leave comments.

For more information, including a timeline of events and a list of this year’s participating agents, check out this post. Then feel free to enter the Rafflecopter lottery anytime between now and 9:00 p.m. EDT!teamcoffeehouse

Brenda, Kimberly Chase and I will be joining forces as a coaching team and are so excited to read your manuscripts!

We strongly recommend you enter the Rafflecopter lottery with your current e-mail address, NOT your Facebook account. Most people no longer use the e-mail addresses tied to those accounts, so if you use it to sign up, you probably won’t get our notification e-mail if you make it into the blogfest.

Note: There’s only one box to enter both your name and email into, so make sure to enter both in the same box.

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  • There’s only one box to enter name and email address, so I entered my name thinking I’d get another box for email address. My entry was complete, so I wasn’t able to enter my email address. How should we enter name and email address in a single box?

    BTW, email: jmgoebel (at) outlook (dot) com

  • Sue Coletta says:

    I’ve got a problem. I entered my name in the Rafflecopter and pressed enter to move down a line to enter my email and it told me I’d entered. But without my email address! What do I do now?

  • Neal Chase says:

    It looks like I did the opposite of most people. On the first screen I had the option to input my name and email address in two separate lines. Then I was brought to a page that asked for name and email address in one box and I input just my email address (neal@gochasecpa.com). I do not remember my exact entry number but I entered right after it opened so around number 10 or so. If this needs to be corrected, and you can, it would be much appreciated.

    • Brenda Drake says:

      I’m more concerned with getting the correct email address and yours looks good. Thank you!

      • Brenda – If it’s not too much trouble, will you “call out” in comments anyone whose e-mail addresses didn’t get entered? I *think* mine went through okay and I’m not overly concerned about it, but it’d be nice to know if it didn’t. Only if it’s not a ton of extra work for you…

  • Brenda Drake says:

    C.H. it is a lot of work to go through the list, but I’m happy to check names if anyone feels theirs wasn’t entered correctly.

    • Ish! Nope – don’t go through them individually, then. Didn’t know if it was an easy or time-consuming thing to do.

      BTW – thanks for having this contest. It looks like tons of fun!

  • Brenda Drake says:

    Do know if you have the right email entered in the Rafflecopter initially, it will be okay if you didn’t get it right in the box. The box is just for me to check to see if the email address is correct and not an old email.

  • Samantha says:

    Wishing everyone luck!

  • I entered this morning, but now that I’ve read these comments, I’m not sure mine went through. I didn’t get a confirmation number, although the entry window grayed out when I finished. Brenda, if you aren’t too swamped, would you be able to check that mine went through?

  • I didn’t see a confirmation number either. If you have a chance and it’s not too much trouble, would you mind checking on mine, too, Brenda? I registered under Catherine Armstrong, I think

  • Brenda Drake says:

    I have yours, Catherine.

  • Dmakin says:

    Hi Brenda,

    I apologize if this is a stupid question. I entered this morning on the rafflecopter but I wasn’t sure if we are supposed to get an email confirmation? Just wanted to check and make sure I didn’t mess up the entry. Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity!


    • Brenda Drake says:

      You won’t receive an email confirmation. I will email all the winners tonight with special instructions after the Rafflecopter submission ends.

      • Dmakin says:

        Oh thank you! I will be waiting while consuming buckets of tea, pounds of goldfish, and everything crossed with good thoughts! thank you again!!!!

  • Elle Marr says:

    I wanted to make sure I entered correctly and now think I may have entered twice! D’oh! Brenda, can you help please? Sorry!!

  • Brenda,
    Thank you for taking the time to respond to all of our questions. I’m sure it took up a lot of your day. And thank you for the work you, Krista, Monica, and Elizabeth are putting into this terrific contest.

  • cassandra says:

    Hi, When I tried to enter I started with my fb account which has my maiden name Cassandra C… but then I also added my name which has my married name Cassandra N. Seeing the Cassandra C made me go WOO but I think it might be someone else. Do the winners get emails?

  • So sorry but my keyboard locked up as I hit enter on the contest and it seems to have counted me as # 146 and 146. Can you delete #147 so someone doesn’t miss out? Sorry for the confusion Brenda!

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