Thrilled to be a Mentor for the New Voices Contest!

Hi All!

I’m thrilled to have been chosen as a mentor for the second annual Mills and Boon New Voices Contest! If you’re not familiar with the contest, I highly recommend you check it out! And, if you write romance, enter! Surely you have a polished first chapter ready to go. If not, get editing. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.  

Mills and Boon has also started up a New Voices Facebook Page where aspiring writers, contest entrants, and authors are chatting and supporting each other. You have to request to join the page in order to participate. I’ll keep an eye out for you!

On a side note, I expect the 2in1 paperback edition of my second book, Once a Good Girl, to be up for pre-order on Amazon UK later this week or next.

So, are you thinking about entering the New Voices Contest this year? Have you already entered?  I’ve read some terrific first chapters! ‘Job well done’ to those who have already hit send! ‘You can do it’ to those still hard at work! And good luck to you all!

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14 Comments

  • Posted September 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

    Wendy, I can’t think of a more perfect mentor for this contest than you. The contest sounds fantastic, and if I wrote romance instead of edgy historical fiction I’d be in!

    Congratulations on Once a Good Girl being available for pre-order within the next few days. I’ve been enjoying learning more about you and your books as a result of following Nas Dean’s blog. She is incredible too!


  • Posted September 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM | Permalink

    Hi Michelle! And welcome!
    Thank you for your kind words.

    Nas is wonderful. She has built a fabulous blog and is on her way to becoming a power player in the industry.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:02 AM | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see who wins you as a mentor, Wendy! Before NV I never really understood the furor inspired by reality TV but NV is exciting whether you enter or not.


  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    Hi Lacey!
    Did you enter? Are you going to? I’m very active on the New Voices Facebook page. Because I’m a mentor I haven’t been commenting on contest entries, but I’ve been reading some.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    Congrats on being a mentor! You are so great at that – I love when you critique my work since you always make it stronger. Can’t wait for the new book!


  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    Hi Jen!
    I have strict rules to follow as a mentor for the contest so I will be extra careful in my delivery!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM | Permalink

    I may have squealed when I saw your name on the lists… *SQUEEEEE*


  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    Hi AmalieB!
    That’s so sweet! Did you enter? If so, good luck!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Posted September 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM | Permalink

    I did! I’m the 3rd oldest one. Soon as it went live, I started uploading. No way to chicken out after seeing so many good entries then 🙂


  • Posted September 18, 2011 at 8:19 PM | Permalink

    Wendy, some very lucky person would get you as her mentor, and I just know you’ll be helping her to make her story perfect to the best of your abilities.

    You’re that awesome a person and I value your advice very much!

    Waiting eagerly for ONCE A GOOD GIRL to hit on Amazon!
    And thanks for your words, Power Player? Me?!

    All the best to all NV entrants!


  • Posted September 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM | Permalink

    Hi AmalieB!
    I’ve been sick and have not read many of the entries. I’m resting up to mentor in the next round.

    Fingers crossed for you…and all my friends who entered!


  • Posted September 22, 2011 at 11:44 PM | Permalink

    Hi Nas!
    I’m looking forward to mentoring! Each day I’m feeling a bit better. But typical me, I feel a little better then over do it and am wiped out for the rest of the day.

    And power player…..yes you are! Embrace it!


  • Kate Kyle
    Posted September 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

    congratulations on being a mentor, Wendy!
    I also can’t think of a better mentor – you are inspiring, supportive and haev a great way of transfering knowledge.
    I can’t participate in NV (I’m published according to their T&C), but I’m keeping my fingers crosed for all participants!


  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted September 30, 2011 at 3:21 PM | Permalink

    Hi Kate!
    Wonderful to ‘see’ you here! Thank you for your kind words! Check out this New voices Facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/250729414946433/doc/280883515264356/ It’s for a free ebook with helpful hints from M&B editors to tell you what they’re looking for. Even though you don’t qualify to enter the contest, you can still submit the usual way!
    Good luck!


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