Received notification this morning that I am one of 500 quarterfinalists (out of a maximum 10,000 entries, that’s not bad).
It’s a pretty big deal contest: Grand Prize is a publishing contract with Penguin and a $25k royalty advance.
If I make it to the final round, I’ll be stumping for votes. I hate that system, because it means the best campaigner wins, not necessarily the best novel, but you have to work with what you’ve got, I suppose.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we?