And so it so it came to pass that Five remained standing…
The NaNo-Virtuosos Competition is drawing to a close. This third and final round sees our final – and best – competitors facing off against one another for the ultimate prize:
- $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
- Professional Editing of full manuscript
- A publishing deal with Curiosity Quills Press!
Because we had to gave our editor (and competitors) extra time to complete the first 10 pages of edits for our Round 2 winners, we have delayed the start of this round until Running until Monday, January 16, 2012. This means the voting will run until midnight PST of Monday, January 30.
ATTENTION COMPETITORS: Please be mindful of these updated rules for promoting your work throughout this competition!
Taking feedback from the previous rounds into consideration, we have moved the voting polls to the bottom of every entry, to help readers have a clearer idea of how the voting process works.
Good luck, everyone, and may the two best entries win!
Synopsis: Elizabeth has visions induced by an antique music box that her dead grandfather was given decades before her birth. Gertrude, a witch, instructs Elizabeth to face her fears which induces her to go into the woods after dark. She travels to unfamiliar places and meets strange characters, all while trying to subdue her fear of an evil vampiress named Capella. In the end, Elizabeth finds the answers to the questions she has and understands the change that will soon take place in her life. She must ultimately choose between good, evil, and life or death.
Synopsis: A sidelined drifter meets an ex-con turned drug dealer and is quickly caught in a vicious cycle of prostitution and cocaine use. Meanwhile, a recently widowed woman falls prey to her vices, and an apathetic stripper struggles to care for her estranged children. As their lives collide and intertwine under the sparkling lights of the Las Vegas Strip, each will be forced to make choices that will change their lives forever. Pleasurable escapes become dominating addictions, and even love is for sale. One person’s truth is someone else’s lie.
Synopsis: When some residents of a small town notice that cell phones are creating unusual behavior, they join forces with an odd pair of siblings to intervene before technology problems spiral out of control. The result is a journey which spans across the globe, the galaxy, and even time itself.
Synopsis: Rose Gluck thought she knew what it meant to be happy, until Wyatt True, a recent graduate of the Ministerial Training School came to help her small country congregation. Rose finds herself drawn to the dashing young brother and experiencing feelings that she never knew existed. Meanwhile, despite his vow of singleness, Wyatt can’t but help to fall for the beautiful young sister. But the Presiding Overseer of the congregation has his own plans for Rose.
Synopsis: Vivian Skye is assigned to work on quIRK, one of the most advanced quantum computers ever designed. She leaves her home planet of Aurora to travel across the galaxy to the Extra-Galactic Observatory, the home of quIRK. When station administrator Bryce’s jealousy and ambition compels him to pit Vivian and quIRK against each other, Vivian must struggle to survive not only Bryce’s megalomania, but also the emerging artificial super intelligence that is quIRK.
Looking For The Poll?
The poll is now located inside each individual entry – so read on, and vote in the poll just below the story content.