Hello, fellow MLWG'ers!
You might remember that I've mentioned the backspace writing conference at the end of May, which I am planning to attend. A very generous benefactor has offered 3 scholarships to said conference, to be determined by a combination of voting by the public and selection by a group of agents. There are 109 entries, with a logline and 500 words.
This is your chance to pretend to be an agent going through queries. If you're so inclined, the link below will take you to the contest entries, where you can vote one time for up to three entries. The three winning authors will get a scholarship to the conference. If Entry number 61, A Special Thank You to Bob were to win, I'd be able to inform you all of great news at our next meeting. Of course, don't feel that you must vote for that one -- any of the entries that strike you as worthy would make wonderful books, and this is an opportunity for you to help the author of a book you might really like to read one day.
(Right now I'm actually quite happy and honored, because I see that someone did give my story a vote, and given that they only have up to 3 to distribute amongst 109, I am really delighted to see that someone thought mine was one that they'd like to read. And I haven't voted yet or told anyone about it, so this isn't a vote linked in any way to anyone who knows me. Of course, some people have, like 50 votes already, so I'm not getting too big a head. At this moment, I'm happy with one.)
Thanks in advance for checking out the contest, and hopefully for providing your input!