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Seems like a great opportunity, best of luck with the writing; you’ll have my dollar if/when it gets published.

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Delightful! I hope you make it, MGK; I’d read your book.

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This is a tone I normally reserve for Facebook comments, but: This is amazing and I am so happy for you to have this opportunity! Go write, we’ll wait. Best of luck!

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I wish you luck and am annoyed that I’m a short-story writer.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on September 19th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

MGK, you’re a Torontonian I believe? So out of curiosity, when you submit to this contest, do you send it in as USA or UK? Or do they have a category for Canada?

I’m certainly NOT asking because I also want to send in a submission. Ha, ha ha.

…okay I am. But it’s probably totally different from your book, so they’ll want to publish both.

:-)

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mygif

How dare you deny us free humor and political opinion so that you can write your novel!

You bring half the game to this you bring to the ideas behind your “I Should Writes” and it’ll be brilliant. Knock ’em dead!

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Good luck and godspeed. When you get published, it’ll be a must own for me.

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I’ll buy anything you write.

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Oh fuckbunnies. I’m looking at this and just knowing I have absolutely no ability to meet this deadline and i want to cry.

Ugh…

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Oneminutemonkey said on September 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

By god, man, stop posting here and write your fingers off. :)

All the luck to you.

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Cookie McCool said on September 20th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

So… are you done with the book yet? I’d like things back to normal now, please.

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mygif

Talking to an author friend of mine, I ran this contest past him. He thinks it’s a spectacularly bad idea for you to enter, especially considering that I think you’re a good writer. If your book is good enough to win this contest, it is good enough to be bought by one of the big publishers and for reals published and made some money off of. That this contest doesn’t even offer prize money is indicative of its shambliness. The market for science fiction is huge, and it’s one of the few remaining genres that still makes more money off of print editions. He thinks you should spend more time making the book good and then shop it around.

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That this contest doesn’t even offer prize money is indicative of its shambliness.

That’s because it’s not a contest. It’s HarperCollins’ sci/fantasy imprint saying “we’re going to look at non-agented submissions for two weeks, rather than our standard policy of, you know, not looking at them.”

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mygif

Ah-hah! (but perhaps you should talk to someone who knows this stuff about the relative merits of getting digitally published versus shopping for an agent with a more polished book in a seemingly lucrative genre?)

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