Here’s my open call for pg70pit slushies!
#pg70pit is a unique contest in that entries are selected by voice alone. While other contests are better suited for commercial fiction which hooks by the first page, #pg70pit is a contest intending to highlight strong, diverse, or “quiet” voices.
If you think you’ve got the writing and revision chops to be a slushie, read on!
Remember: the contest itself is open to any writer with a complete and polished novel-length work, for age categories MG–Adult.
Constest slushies, however, must have either:
- a writing/English/literature major or minor (must have completed at least 3 years of study), or
- a book deal with a nationally recognized publisher*
Why these rules? We need slushies who can recognize a strong literary voice, and I don’t have time to vet everyone personally. There are so many excellent pitching contests for commercial fiction; I wanted to offer a pitching contest for quieter stories. #pg70pit is the result.
Reading the slush is a volunteer position. Entries come in July 1 for MG, July 2 for YA, and July 3 for Adult. All entries must be read and judged by July 5th at 7pm EDT. I estimate that each slushie will be assigned fewer than 60 entries (60 pages).
By hitting “submit,” you recognize that this is a blind contest—you pledge to not enter this contest yourself in 2016, and you pledge to pass any entries you recognize onto another slushie.