Is your manuscript ready for
Ink & Insights 2017?
What is Ink & Insights?
Ink & Insights is a writing contest geared toward strengthening the skills of independent writers by focusing on critique and feedback from industry professionals. Each entry is assigned four judges who specialize in the genre of the manuscript. They read, score, and comment on specific aspects of the manuscript. (Characters, dialogue, style, pace, tension, etc. for novels.)
Once all four judges have finished, the four scoresheets with feedback are returned to the writer with a numerical score.
In August, or when all submissions have been read, we will announce the contest placements, and the top three manuscripts in the Master and Nonfiction categories will move on to the Agent Round.
What is the Agent Round?
How would you like to skip the query letters, slush piles, and interns, and avoid the rejection slips?
What would be better than your manuscript landing straight on the desk of literary agents for a guaranteed read?
The only thing that can top that is getting personal comments about your work, something most writers never get during their agent search.
Snag one of the top three spots in the Master category and your novel will move on to the Agent Round! The agents on our panel will read these top submissions, vote on the final placement, and give feedback to the writers.
Each of these agents is actively seeking new clients. They have the option of requesting to see more of your manuscript.
Ink & Insights 2016 had FIVE agents participating in the Master Agent Round. We hope to have just as many, if not MORE for 2017.
Entry fee and submission dates:
Early-Bird: Get in the door early when the judges are fresh for a discount. This submission window will beopen March 1 through March 31 2017.
Entry Fee: $35
Regular Entry: This is the biggest submission window. This window is open through April and May.
Entry Fee: $40
Late Entry: We hope everyone has entered before this point, but just in case, we will continue to accept submissions through June. This final window closes on June 30.
Entry Fee: $45
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