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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Text Prize Competition

Some of you might remember that I posted way back in November about the 2013 Text Prize.

This competition is open to residence of Australia and New Zealand of all ages, both published and unpublished. Submissions open as of the 4th of March (my first day at university!) and submissions close on 3rd April, 2013. Please follow the above link for more information on the competition, including the entry form.

Do you have a Children's or Young Adult manuscript of over 20,000 words that you'd like to enter for a chance to win a $10,000 contract with Text Publishing?

I will be submitting my manuscript for 'KATHERINE' after re-adding the scenes I took out for the Novella Writing Competition in December to get it back over that 20,000 word mark, and giving it another proof read.

Today, I printed off a copy of the first draft of 'KATHERINE' (with the deleted scenes included) to give to the woman who was my English teacher for most of high school. I have my fingers crossed that I will receive some helpful feedback from her at some point, and that putting the manuscript into the Text Prize competition with the deleted scenes re-added is a little more successful than last attempt. I firmly believe that the story is better with those extra scenes and events.

Thanks for stopping by, and what are you doing with your manuscripts and W.I.P.s right now? 

- Bonnee.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, your summer went fast, didn't it? Enjoy your last couple of weeks at home and good luck with the various competitions.

    As for me I'm in the midst of a first revision round for BARTON'S WOMEN, agonizing this week over what I now realize is the key chapter in the story. I have another piece I've started but haven't gotten far with; that will come in its own time.

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    1. It feels like it dragged, but still, where did the sunny days go?! Less than two weeks to go now, and wow, I am excited. :) I guess this is the sort of stuff Magpie was going through just before she flew off to college?

      The realization of which part of the story is the most important is always good, especially during revisions. I'll cross my fingers for you to polish it up nicely. Good luck with BARTON'S WOMEN and for the new piece you've started. :)

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  2. Good luck with the competition! It sounds like a wonderful opportunity, and I'll definitely keep my fingers crossed for you.

    I just started my new book yesterday and am just SO excited to write more! :)

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    1. Thanks Shari :)

      That is such exciting news, I'm very happy for you :D Good luck and keep it up!

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  3. Awesome, and best of luck!

    For now, I'm waiting on a submitted MS for edits and working on a zombie WiP. And catching up on some serious blogging, as you can see. :)

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    1. Thanks David :)

      I think it's safe to say that I can't wait to be able to tell someone what you just told me about where your MS is. Good luck with both the edits and the WiP (Zombies are awesome!).

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  4. Sounds like an awesome competition. Good luck!

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  5. Hey Bonnee, nice post!!
    and that looks like a great competiton :D I might even enter ;) But i dont know, I havent entered very many writing competitions. Umm, on second thought, I dont think Ive entered any ! Hahaha i have been given heaps of forms for competitions and people have been encouraging me to enter a few, but i have just never gotten around to it!!!!
    anyway, cheerio for now my friend!
    love EJ xx

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    1. Hello EJ,

      There is a first time for everything, and one day I hope that you can get around to submitting to a competition. Perhaps this one can be your first :) I encourage it! This will only be MY second one as well, because like you, I just never got around to filling out and sending off the forms that people were handing me.

      Stay in school!
      - Bonnee xx

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    2. Yeah haha I might but knowing me I'll probably forget and not get around to doing it, but ill try! xxx

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    3. I'm scared that I'LL forget because it goes through my first month of university :/

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  6. Good luck with this contest and many more to come. Must be exciting to start University shortly in new place and meet new people. Hopefully, you'll have at least one great professor for literature.

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    1. I hope that all of my teachers are fabulous! :)

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  7. I'm not eligible, but it sounds neat:)

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    1. Sorry to hear you're not eligible. I'm sure you can find one that you can enter though :)

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  8. Good luck in the competition!
    Happy Weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Carol :) Enjoy your weekend too!

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  9. Super awesome!!! I hope you do great!!!!
    Well... I actually started a short allegorical last night, just on a random. No, its not my usual way to start something new, but.

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    1. That's a cool little touch to give a story :) Well best of luck to you with that! And thank you :)

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