#FicFest Blog Tour
What is #FicFest?
Are you a writer? Do you have a full, edited manuscript ready for submission? Then #FicFest might be just the contest for you! No doubt you’ve seen other
contests on Twitter where contestants have a chance to get their manuscript pitch out in front of top literary agents. This is one of those — but with one major difference. #FicFest is open to ALL genres! That’s right, every kind is welcome from Paranormal Romance to Erotica, Dystopian to Time Travel. And each manuscript falls into a specific category: Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, & Adult.
So, why are we doing this? There are 15 mentor teams, three to each manuscript category. These teams consist of 1 Head Mentor and 2 Assistants. Once submissions open (April 24, 12AM), each team with choose 3 manuscripts and 1 alternate to go forward into the agent round. This is what sets #FicFest apart from other contests. In others, there’s that one genre (Young Adult (cough, cough) which seems to attract all the mentors; not here. No one category can possibly overwhelm the others:there will be an equal amount of chances for each genre when it comes time to be seen by agents!
45 manuscripts in total will be ushered through to the agent round, will 15 held as alternative in case someone needs to drop out of the running. Nine manuscripts from each category will make their appearance in the agent round. No more, no less. NINE each. 9 Picture Books, 9 Middle Grade, 9 Young Adult, 9 New Adult, and 9 Adult. Ever felt like you didn’t have a chance after submitting because only a handful of editors favored your genre? You’ve now found your balanced fighting ground.
March 20 @ 12PM EST
- Guidelines & Theme Reveal (Host Blog)
March 27 @ 7PM EST
- Meet the Team Leads & Their Members! (Team Lead Blogs & Host Blog)
April 3 @ 6PM EST
- Agent List Announced (Host Blog)
April 17 @ 7PM – 10PM EST
- Q & A with Team Leads & Host (Twitter – Using #FicFest)
April 24 @ 12AM EST – April 25 @ 11:59PM EST
April 26 – May 3
- Teams will chose their finalists/alternate
May 4 @ 10AM EST
- Finalists/Alternate Reveal (Team Leads Blogs)
May 5 – June 30
July 8 @ 12AM EST – July 14 @ 11:59PM EST
- AGENT ROUND
As this blog is being posted early in the #FicFest timeline, I will be updating this frequently with info from Tiffany Hoffman, the event host.
To check out Tiffany’s website and blog, click the links below!