First Chapter Consult & Contest

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**We are not accepting any new entries for our 2022 Contest**

We are so excited to introduce our first chapter consult and contest. Although we would love to see you in Utah in October, you do not have to attend Writing Away Refuge to participate in the first chapter consult and contest. Every submitted first chapter will be read by an industry professional on the Writing Away staff. We will help you with that all-important hook sentence and advise on how to make your book's first impression as strong as possible. 

And, the Top Ten submitted first chapters will win guaranteed reads by the agents and editors in attendance. The author who submits the First Place chapter will win free admittance to the 2023 Writing Away Refuge retreat.

See our Plans and Pricing page to submit your first chapters. Deadline for submissions is

August 25th, 2022. Your first chapter should be emailed to:

Good Luck!



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