Writescast Essay Contest

Want a chance to win a free manuscript assessment or first fifty-page critique from the host of the r. r. campbell writescast? To earn your shot, all you have to do is submit a short essay that answers the below question:

What does the writescast mean to you?

In 1,000 words or fewer, tell me what you love about the show, what you’d like to hear more or less of going forward, and how it’s helped you on your personal writing journey.

The submission window is open from now until December 10th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The writers of the two best essays as chosen by the show’s host, r. r. campbell, will receive one of the following prizes:

  • First Place: Manuscript Assessment
  • Runner-up: Critique of first fifty pages

For details on what these prizes will include,* be sure to check out the Manuscript Assessment and Fifty for Fifty pages.

Winners will be chosen based on the utility and thoroughness of the feedback provided, and will be announced in the intro to the writescast episode that debuts on December 15th, 2017! Be sure to tune in then. And after submitting your essay, keep an eye on your inbox as I may have questions for you about your essay or current WIP. Your responses will help me choose the top two essays.

To enter, simply fill out the form below and click SUBMIT. I recommend that you copy and paste your essay from your preferred word processor into the text box below, rather than typing it all directly into the submission box.

As always, you can follow @iamrrcampbell and @writescast on Twitter for updates and other news about the show.

Important note: only one submission per writer allowed. I will confirm receipt of all entries within 24 hours. If you haven’t received your confirmation within that time, please email writescast@gmail.com.


*Manuscript Assessment package as provided to winner will not include line-edits. First fifty pages defined as manuscript’s first 15,000 words.