Contest Misa's Mystery In 25 Words or Less Logline Competition
Everyone loves a mystery.
Escape into a world where death is avenged and the killers securely behind bars. Where all crimes are solved and truth wins the day. Creep with us into the world of mysteries and imagine the mystery that you will write in Misa Ramirez's Building a Mystery from the Back to Front six or twelve month class.
Want to win a free year's tuition? Then write your mystery's logline and enter it in Misa's Mystery in 25 words or less contest where the Grand Prize is a year's paid tuition in either the 12 month or the 6 month class. Don't miss this great opportunity!
To get you started we have three loglines from the great Alfred Hitchcock:
The BirdsA wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.PsychoA young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.To Catch a ThiefWhen a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.*Contest Dates Extended**Entry Deadline: January 7, 2010
Email your logline entry plus Name, (SavvyAuthors username if applicable), email & phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round 1 Voting: Monday, January 10th through Friday, January 14th
Only Basic and Premium members will vote for their favorite entries.
Round 2 Finalist Voting: Monday January 17th through Friday, January 21st
Top 5 loglines with the most votes from Round 1 will be open for Basic and Premium members to vote on their favorite.
Winners to be announced January 23rd!
First Place Winner: Choice of 12mo or 6mo free tuition in Misa Ramirez's Building a Mystery from the Back to Front
Second Place Winner: $25 workshop gift certificate for use on SavvyAuthors.com
Third Place Winner: $15 workshop gift certificate for use on SavvyAuthors.com
1. One entry per person.
2. Anyone may enter this contest who is over the age of 18, regardless of Savvy Authors membership status.
3. Entry must be 25 words or less.
4. Entry must be from a mystery, suspense or thriller manuscript, but does not have to be from a completed manuscript nor the manuscript you'll work on in the SavvyU course if you win.
5. One one vote per person, per round.
6. Logline entry with the most votes at the end of Round 2 will be determined the First Place Winner, with second and third place winners following.
FREE for ALL PREMIUM Members!
$0 for Basic & NON-Members
Contest is sponsored by SavvyAuthors.com and Misa Ramirez / Melissa Bourbon.
Misa is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery Series: Living the Vida Lola (Winter ‘09) and Hasta la Vista, Lola (2010) from St. Martin’s Minotaur, as well as the upcoming Pleating for Mercy, the first in A Dressmaker’s Mystery Series with NAL (written under the pseudonym Melissa Bourbon, which is actually her given name).
When she’s not hanging out with The Naked Hero (http://thenakedhero.com ), running Books on the House, a marketing site for authors (http://booksonthehouse.com ), teaching with the CAPE novel writing track at Southern Methodist University, teaching online classes, or performing CEO and CFO duties for La Familia Ramirez, this blonde-haired, green-eyed, proud to be Latina-by-Marriage girl loves following Lola and Harlow Cassidy on their many adventures.
Whether it’s contemplating belly button piercings, stalking Heidi Klum and the Project Runway group, or visiting nudist resorts (all in the name of research, of course), she’s always up for the challenge.
Misa / Melissa is working on two middle grade mystery series for girls. She is published in Woman’s World Magazine and Romance Writers Report, and has a children’s book published.