Are you working on a novel that you know is going to be the next Best Seller? Here is a great opportunity to let our work be seen by some contemporary authors and lots of other folks.
Let me introduce myself. I am Sherene Silverberg, the Homeschooling Examiner for Norfolk. A fellow homeschooler, Lydia Netzer (The Norfolk Books Examiner), and I have organized the 2nd annual Book Arts Bash and are asking for your help in promoting the event to homeschoolers.
The Bash is an amazing opportunity for budding homeschool novelists to showcase their writing. Last year over 300 entries came in, in five age groups and twenty categories. Judges like Lois Lowry (The Giver) and Robert Pinsky (former US Poet Laureate) judged and critiqued these homeschooled writers. Our web site is here: http://www.bookartsbash.com
What’s new for this year?
1. All digital.
2. All novels.
3. All free.
4. Larger monetary prizes – $100 for each 1st place winner per category.
5. Helpful critiques from leading literary agents in New York and Los Angeles for top three in each category.
All judges will all be best-selling novelists, such as Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles) and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). This year, all our entrants have the opportunity to share excerpts online as all entries are digital.
We will begin accepting entries on November 1.
The deadline for novels is January 1.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting event that promotes writing skills and presents a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to be mentored by industry professionals. The Examiner is a powerful tool in all fifty states to ensure that the largest number of homeschoolers included. Each reader is encouraged to pass the word down through their homeschool circles and in your social media.
Please visit the website for more information.
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