I spent some time this morning going to the MLP forum website (?) The Anomaly at http://wherethemapends.proboards.com/index.cgi. Apparently, this blog doesn't let me copy and paste links. Grrr.
Anyway, I'm not familiar with message boards, or forums, or new websites where I have to pick through pages of material looking for instruction. I've never been on such a thing before, to my knowledge. Old-fashioned turtle, remember? It's a bit confusing and a little anxiety-producing.
The Marcher Lord Select site, which hosts the contest I'm entering, has several articles about the contest, but even though they say New, they seem to be dated Old. I'm also getting the idea I might need to have the first 60 pages ready to submit, which I do, but I don't remember that from the rules that I received. I'll probably be emailing the contest info I do have to my friends and family so you all can log into The Anomaly and vote (hopefully for me, but I really would rather you voted for the book you like the best. If it happens to be mine, Woo-Hoo!). You may also use the above link to do so. You have to register, but it's free and mostly painless.
It sounds like there are more than 60 entrants so far. Better than 1000s.
I'm starting to freak out a little again, but that is to be expected. I'm submitting in two days, and after that, it's out of my hands. Like it was ever in my hands to start.
I do encourage you to take a look at MLP's website, whether you register or not. These guys are doing a real service to Christian fiction readers who don't fall into the otherwise huge category of married, white females who read romance that the regular Christian bookstores support. They give me hope that not only can my stories get published, but they will be read, too, if people like me know they're out there.
In a society where books about vampires and drug addicts seem to top the list of general favorites, MLP offers a more palatable option.