Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Backspace/SEMINAR Log Line Contest

Up for a fun log line challenge?

The Backspace Writers Conference is hosting a log line contest. For more info on the conference being held May 24-26 in NYC, check out this article in the March 2012's issue of Writer Magazine. 

Three winners will be chosen based on originality and execution by Judges from Folio Literary Management. Each winner receives a pair of tickets to the Broadway smash, Seminar. The tickets can be won on someone else's behalf (but can't be transferred once a name is connected to the voucher), which must be redeemed by May 13; performances run until May 27. Seminar currently stars Alan Rickman until April 1, then Jeff Goldblum joins the cast on April 3.

The title and pitch for your log line (limit: 100 words) is for a fictitious novel -- not your own. According to the announcement: "The more inventive and high concept your story idea, the better!"

One entry per person. Read the official rules before filling out the form. There's a Facebook angle involved in the contest, too; authors who receive the most combined "likes" and comments will each win a signed and personalized copy of literary agent Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction. 

The deadline is April 15. Winners to be announced April 22.

Good luck!


  1. Thanks for posting about our contest, Kathleen!

  2. My pleasure, Karen. Thanks for visiting!

    I noticed your name on the Bouchercon 2012 attendees list ~ if we don't get a chance to meet before then, we can meet in Cleveland this October!

    Best wishes with the upcoming Backspace conference ~ it looks fantastic. What a phenomenal job you are doing; I'm in awe!

  3. I used to enter a lot of contests. Often worked out well for me.

  4. Hi Charles,
    The contests are great prompts, aren't they? It doesn't surprise me that you were successful at it!

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Charles. I hope that you and Lana learn more about her illness and what course of action you will have to undertake. I'm sorry to read about your dear niece, Tammy. Your poor brother must be beside himself. What a shame.

    Best wishes with "Harvest of War," and how heartwarming that you've dedicated it to Tammy.

    Thanks for stopping by ~ I think of you often. Prayers and hugs being sent your way :-)