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Thread: Beta Project 2017 - Beta Forum thread (BP now over)

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    Reading the blank pages AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    Beta Project 2017 - Beta Forum thread (BP now over)

    Hello, beta/mentor/writing buddy searchers!

    The annual Beta Project is going on and is available to everybody searching for betas (as long as you joined by April 28, 2017). This is a contest-type-thing where you enter with some information about your book, including a pitch and the first 750 words of the novel. At the very least you will come out of the contest with 3 crits on your beginning, but you also may receive a bunch of beta requests.

    Lots and lots and lots and...(well, you get it) of information about it may be found here: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/show...-new-deadlines!)
    Feel free to check out my Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge thread (password: flashed)

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    Thanks for posting this, Sage!

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    Reading the blank pages AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    2 days left to enter the Beta Project. See the thread linked above for rules and examples.
    Feel free to check out my Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge thread (password: flashed)

    Sekrit Solstice Project: first draft done
    Available to beta for SSSFFSS; see post about preferences/style

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    Being with Ray is the only time I can catch my breath. Even in those times when he makes me lose it.



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    Today's the last day for Beta Project entries, folks!

    Pop on over to Sage's link in post #1 for more info, then send her a PM with the relevant information if you have a novel you'd like feedback on and you're eligible to enter.
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    Reading the blank pages AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    The entry period for the contest ended over a week ago, but if anyone's looking to beta and wants a little more information (like a pitch, ~3 pages, and info about the novel and what the author wants from a beta), you can head over to the Beta Project entries (password: testing) and search for a good match there. Send requests through me.

    You can also choose to just critique one or more entries as they appear in that thread, if you prefer a smaller time commitment. These crits would still be sent to me.
    Last edited by Sage; 05-28-2017 at 11:07 PM.
    Feel free to check out my Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge thread (password: flashed)

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    Being with Ray is the only time I can catch my breath. Even in those times when he makes me lose it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    2 days left to enter the Beta Project. See the thread linked above for rules and examples.
    I'm confused. I cannot enter because I didn't get on the forum until last week? Is that correct?
    Erin

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    Reading the blank pages AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    This current round of the Beta Project is over, so that's the main reason you can't enter this round, but, yes, there was a join-date requirement.

    I'll run another BP next year!
    Feel free to check out my Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge thread (password: flashed)

    Sekrit Solstice Project: first draft done
    Available to beta for SSSFFSS; see post about preferences/style

    Secret Everything Project: writing: 2384 words


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    You can still get a beta reader in the regular beta forum, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyia View Post
    You can still get a beta reader in the regular beta forum, though.
    Or offer to beta in the Willing Beta Readers thread.

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    Or offer a critique on any of the entries in the Beta Project.
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