I have couple more updates on the New Voices competition for you.
There’s been a lot of questions about the ‘pivotal moment’ element of the competition, basically along the lines of “Watta you want?”. M&B have answered this question on a couple of occasions that I've come across, but the most recent defines the PM is key moment in the hero and heroine’s journey toward each other with the aim of showing an aspiring interaction that delivers the depth of emotion M&B lines always provide. M&B examples included the hero and heroine’s first kiss, a moment of doubt or a moment of connection.
I don't know about you but I can't wait to read them!
Another exciting announcement was with regards to the mentor teams. The four author mentors have been announced but, as you know, they’ll each be joined by four fabulous editors. The four amazing teams (one of which you could end up working with) are:
1. Rhyannon Byrd & Lesley Stonehouse
2. Jessica Hart & Meg Lewis
3. Heidi Rice & Sally Williamson
4. Sharon Kendrick & Bryony Green
Those are going to be four seriously lucky finalists!
Remember: you have to be in it to win it! So get working on that entry!