Monday, August 26, 2013

Kay Em Evans' World Race Mission Contest: Teaser


My friend Kay Em Evans is going on a World Race Mission, and needs to raise some money, for a good cause. The actual contest/auction begins next week, starting Labor Day, September 2nd. It will be an auction in which the highest bids earn prizes like signed copies of books and various critiques. For now, I'll let Kay describe the teaser.

Take it away, Kay!

Teaser prize for this week’s teaser (for writers): Query critique by, Matthew MacNish, and first 5 pages critique by Kay Em Evans.

Optional prize (for non-writers): copy of one of these books: Lonely Planet’s LONDON ENCOUNTER, Lonely Planet’s MONTENEGRO, Bill Bryson’s A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, or Paul Theroux’s THE TAO OF TRAVEL – to be provided by Kay Em Evans.
  • Anyone who blasts about the contest just has to go Matthew’s blog (The QQQ Experiment: http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/) and comment that he/she is spreading the word and how (via which social networking platform).
  • That’s it! Then that person is entered into the drawing for the query critique and firstseven-pages critique!
Matthew is a writer and a whiz at queries. His blog, the Quintessentiallyly Questionable Query Experiment, was started for that very purpose—to take the guesswork out of the query letter process. He’s interviewed all kinds of experts in this area—authors, agents, editors—and is the perfect person to critique your query. http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/

Kay Em Evans is a writer and editor. She started off writing YA and has now expanded to travel. She first discovered her knack for editing in college, when all of her friends began asking her to edit their research papers. After providing an edit and critique to a fellow writer back in 2009, that writer finally started receiving requests from agents and was later signed by the New York based literary agency D4EO. http://www.kayemevans.com/blog/kays-editing-services/

Thanks! Matt again here.

So really all you have to do is Facebook, Tweet, G+, blog, or whatever about this teaser, leave a comment here saying that you did, and you'll be entered to win the prize!

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some great prizes there. Will be watching on Labor Day.

Kay said...

Hi Alex! The teaser is this week, winner announced on Wednesday....all you have to do is tweet or facebook or somehow announce the contest to your followers!
Let Matt know once you do, and bam! You're entered!

Old Kitty said...

All the best to Kay! Have a fun auction everyone! Take care
x

Kay said...
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LTM said...

I'm sharing all over FB~ ;o)

Jay Noel said...

VERY cool! Good luck in the fundraising and spreading the word all over.

Kay said...

Thank you, Jay! If you know of anyone who would like their query and first give pages critiqued, please don't hesitate to share with them. They don't have to do anything at this point except share the news of the contest!

Cheers! Thanks again! :))) -K

Kay said...

Thank you so much, LTM!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Good luck to Kay! It's wonderful when we as individuals take time to make a difference.

Kay said...

Thank you very much, Jenn! I'm excited to help those less fortunate, but because the mission is so long (almost a full year) i must raise $13,500! Anything you can do to spread the word about the contest is so appreciated! :)))

SC Author said...

Have a great auction!

Ophelia London said...

I'm so excited to be in on the fun! :)

Kay said...

Thank you, Ophelia! :D

Kay said...

Thank you, SC! If you know anyone who might like to be entered for toys week's drawing, all they have to do is spread the word!

Hope to see you next week!