Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Smashwords writing contest: DEADLINE 6/14

Smashwords is sponsoring a free writing contest in conjunction with Editor Unleashed. The deadline for posting your entry is June 14. Simply write 1,000 words or less, post it to the Editor Unleashed forum, and win $500 if you're the Grand Prize Winner. 39 "Editor's Choice" winners will each receive $25.
Winners will be selected based on a combination of reader votes (starting June 15, you can promote your entries on your blog, social networks and websites) and an independent panel of judges (Maria Schneider + professional literary agents and editors).

At last check, there were about 150 entries, so the odds of landing in the top 40 to win a cash prize are reasonably good if you're an excellent writer.

All 40 winners will be published in a Smashwords ebook anthology that will be available for free download to anyone.

For complete instructions, visit http://tinyurl.com/lnwpp4

Thanks to Maria Schneider of Editor Unleashed for originating the idea for this contest and managing it. Also thanks to Kat Meyer of Next Chapter Communications for creating the logo and award buttons for the contest.

1 comment:

Karen Walker said...

Hi Alan,
Wanted to wish you luck on Friday at the Festival. Hope you have a blast.
Karen Walker