Your critique of my novel? I am ever grateful for it. The invaluable examination is the most in-depth and inspiring that I have ever received. Thank you, endlessly. It is TRULY an inspiration for me to recreate.
- Amanda Grieme, Full Novel (Dear Prudence)
FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.
NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you're already published. (see examples on the video playlist on your right)
SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted) To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events
Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation
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Festival Review - Read testimonials of past submitters who sent in their 1st chapter or entire novel.
Submit a novel book and get it seen by the world.
A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you're looking for or just get your story seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it's read online using a top professional actor. It's a rush you'll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.
The RULES are simple:
1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. We accept novels in all genres.
NEW: All submissions to this contest also get a FREE LOGLINE listing on this site. Go to the LOGLINE submission page and submit your logline information.
2a. FOR 1st CHAPTER of your novel - Pay the $45 submission fee via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page
2b. FOR the ENTIRE NOVEL feedback - Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off regular fee) via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page
2c. FOR Transcript Novel Video Performance Reading - Pay the $40 submission fee via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page. We'll perform your transcript (up to 5 pages) and post it online within 2-4 weeks from submission.
In the body in the email please add your: - FULL NAME - CITY AND COUNTRY - TITLE OF STORY - TYPE OF STORY (genre, length) - (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story.
ALL SUBMITTED STORIES and FILMS GET FULL FEEDBACK - The goal of the WILDsound Writing Festivals is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival.
There is no festival like this!
Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers like yourself. NOTE: The writer will always own 100% rights to their story. The only thing we do is help the writer. Either with notes on their next draft, or gain exposure by having their story showcased at our festival.
When I officially took over the WILDsound Writing Festival in May 2013 from the old majority ownership, the new mandate was to showcase as many scripts, novels, plays, poems, and stories as possible. No more finalists or waiting for a reading for anyone who submitted. If your story is ready, we'll perform it no questions asked. It's that simple. As you can see since that time, we have showcased over 300 stories/scripts at our festival and will continue to showcase 1000s more by the end of the decade. SEE HERE recent winning readings.
Our mandate first and foremost is for all the submitters is to receive professional feedback from people in your industry, and we have an excellent rotation of talent who read and give you notes on your work. And they'll tell you what stage your writing piece is at. If it's not ready, you can re-submit your new draft anytime. If it's ready, then we'll make sure thousands of people see your reading online and you will obtain an agent if you do not yet have one.
When your work is ready, it benefits everyone. The festival, the people who approved your work, and of course the writer who wrote the piece. If we feel it is not ready, there is a reason as we try to find as much ready work as possible. Some months you'll see us performing over 40 reading videos, and no matter what we always perform at least 20 stories/scripts at the festival.
We have the platform on our popular network and YouTube channel to showcase many writers using our large database of professional actors always excited to perform your work.
All of the submission fees go to the writer's feedback, and the winning videos.