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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-10, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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i hope you all get a chance to submit something! I can't wait to see if you all get picked!

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What if the 1,000 word sample runs over by lets say 13 words? I have the short story nearly finished (I'm planning on submitting three different samples of various works) and I chose a later part. Should I just play it safe and do some cleaning?

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That small a margin of error has been, in previous competitions, perfectly acceptable. 13 is fine, just don't have it run over by 100.

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Follow Mossy Toes' advice, you can't go wrong there . 13 words is perfectly acceptable, or at least it should be. However, if you still hold reservations, feel free to trim it down.

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I intend to submit a couple of pieces which will be worked on after exams (end tomorrow hooray),

I would love some critique on them at some point and am more than happy to receive and critique pieces in return.

Obviously i cant post them as they are then null and void so pm's or emails would be preferable.

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Updated Writersmarket.com information. Updated as of June 2nd, 2010.

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I'm also intending to submit some work, as writing in the W40K Universe (for money) would just be awesome beyond description.

I am however, a bit confused in that they are asking for a summary instead of a synopsis for Novel submissions.

Summary != Synopsis

And I'm sure if they wanted a synopsis, they would have said so. After working so hard on writing a decent synopsis, I'm a little at a loss as to what to include as a decent summary.
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your synopsis will cover the summary of your book. That is what a synopsis is anyways, a summary touching on the major points of your story. you should be fine with what you have.

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Just a reminder--the window has reopened until October 22nd, on the conditions that you only write about Typhus, Lucius, Ahriman or Khrn, and that the writing sample is only 500 words long. Want to get into the upcoming Treacheries of the Space Marines?

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Getting-...k-Library.html

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Any word on 2011 submissions? Have a short story done (published years ago) that I'd like to revise to fit BL.

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