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Share the First 500 Words of Your Suspense Manuscript in Contest

You only have a few more hours to submit the first 500 words of your suspense manuscript to the Friedrich Literary Agency’s Vivid Voices Contest.

The three prizes include: a full manuscript evaluation by agent Lucy Carson, a query evaluation and free book, or a query evaluation. To submit, email your materials to vividvoicescontest (at) gmail (dot) com before 5 p.m. EST today (August 12). Here’s more about the contest:

an entry consists of the first 500 words of your novel (yes, we are asking for fiction only) OR short story (if and only if that story is part of a suspense-themed collection which is complete), along with your full name, working title of the submission, and confirmation that the project is not under consideration at another agency at this time … After your first 500 words, please include 2-3 paragraphs describing the complete project.

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