I’m so glad you’re doing JuNoWriMo with us! June is going to be amazing, and it’s coming soon, so I hope you’re getting ready.
Each year, during JuNoWriMo we highlight a few of our authors. We’re big believers in teamwork and supporting writers. It’s a great way to get to share about yourself and get to know others. I can’t wait to hear about what you’ll be working on in June!
You don’t have to be published or famous to get featured here. You don’t even have to have finished a book yet. This is a chance to share a little about your WIP (or just W, since June isn’t here yet). This year we have only eight spots available, and it’s first-come, first-served.
How to Submit
Write up a simple post about your book and send it to me (Becca). Here’s some things your post could include:
- Some background info on yourself as a writer
- Name, genre, and any other basic info on your JuNo novel (ie: related books, etc.)
- Back story—your inspiration for the story, how you came up with the idea, or why the topic interests you.
- Your Twitter name, Facebook profile, blog URL, or Goodreads author page (if applicable)
- Whether or not you’ve started working on your book yet and if you have, your progress. Also, the progress you hope to make on it during JuNoWriMo. (Obviously 50K words, but are you going to finish it, get it to the halfway point, etc.)
- Photo (if you have an image that goes with the book or if you’d like us to include a headshot, or both)
If all that sounds too formal, then just think of the post as telling someone you’ve just met about yourself as a writer and the book you’re about to start. Keep it simple and casual. If you don’t have a name for your book yet, that’s fine. If you’re a pantser and don’t actually know the synopsis until you start writing–no worries! Just talk about what sparked the idea and where you think you’ll begin.
It doesn’t have to be long. 500 words is a good length, but your post could be shorter or longer depending on what you have to say. You don’t have to include any links, but we’d love to link to you via the social media outlets and your blog so that others will know where to find you.
One note, we are reserving feature author spots for writers who have not previously been featured on JuNoWriMo.
We want to feature you, so please either leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you’re interested. I’ll even help you edit/proofread your blog post—how much easier can it get? Email me your post ASAP to reserve your spot.
***UPDATE 4/27/13: ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED. WE HAVE OUR JUNE FEATURED AUTHORS AND ARE NOW CLOSED TO REQUESTS. If you didn’t make it this time, there’s always next year :)***
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