Today marks the commencement of the 4th edition of MAINLINE. It’s been a shitty winter for the northeast and everyone is freezing their balls off but that only means there’s no greater time to ensconce yourself in literature than during the height of winter. This is Mainline, where past winners like Andrea Kneeland, M Kitchell, Carolyn Zaikowski, Katie Jean Shinkle, and Darby Larson won book deals with CCM. This is for real. This is supposed to be fun, and insane.
As of February 8th, send me a novel, novella(s), collection, or something totally different, a hybrid of some sort to firstname.lastname@example.org. Around 9pm EST every day, I will announce the top 5 manuscripts on Facebook, Twitter, and, of course, right here, on ENCLAVE. On Sunday, February 15th, I’ll announce the winner alongside 3 runner-ups. Manuel Abreu will be rocking Mainline with me, working through all those submissions. Give Manuel a shout-out, much needed for when the eyes start to bleed. First edition of Mainline in 2015. Let’s do this.
NOTE: Send submissions to email@example.com along with a brief synopsis for the work in the body of the email. Direct ALL questions to the same email address. Do not message or tweet at me or Manuel (or Michael Copeland). All inquiries via social media will be disregarded. This is the only way to maintain both sanity and a level playing field. No lobbying, people. We’re coping.