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Captain's Log, Supplemental

I owe a lot to writing contests.

Before I was contracted, I won first place in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category of the ACFW Noble Theme contest, which garnered me some fabulous attention from editors and agents.

Partly because of that, I’ve coordinated the ACFW Genesis contest (the Noble Theme was renamed the Genesis the year after I won) for the past two years. 2008 will be my third time coordinating!

I love writing contests—I can’t experience the thrill and anguish of entering, so I coordinate and judge (other contests—not the Genesis, for obvious reasons). I love hearing from entrants, emailing judges, tallying the scoresheets and seeing who finals.

A lot of my friends have finaled and won writing contests, also. Some have gone on to be contracted with publishing houses.

In honor of our love of/obsession with/irrational addiction to writing contests, fourteen of my writer friends and I have started a blog dedicated to contests.

We cover everything from writing craft, tips for savvy contest entering, lists of contests, encouragement and the occasional kick in the pants.

Welcome to Seekerville!

We’ve got a massive 3-month launch party going on. We’ll be giving away books written by our members (including mine, Only Uni, in February), Amazon gift certificates, and critiques of YOUR manuscript excerpt by us, the contest divas.

Head over to Seekerville to find out how to enter and join the party!

P.S. You don’t need to be a writer to enter to win!


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