Saturday, September 27, 2008
Halloween Mini Tales Contest: Exciting New Information!
Great News, Everyone!
I have been invited to host The Wild Rose Press' Paranormal Month, which runs October first through thirty-first, for the Black Rose line right here on my blog. As you know, TWRP is my publishing house and Curse of the Marhime is a Black Rose. This is an amazing honor, and I am proud to participate.
As many of you know, as well, this is my favorite time of year, so I am very excited about this opportunity to celebrate with TWRP and so many talented authors and editors.
I would like to take a moment to update you on the rules of the contest for the entire month of October.
Halloween Mini Tales Contest and The Wild Rose Press Paranormal Month Celebration
Guidelines and Basic information:
The primary activity will be the Halloween Mini Tales Contest. Guidelines are as follows:
Contest begins October 1st and runs through October 31st.
Submit, to me, a mini Halloween romantic tale on any spooky entity or subject via email to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting "Mini Tales Contest" and "your story's title" in the subject line of the email by October 31st. (These stories should be geared specifically to the TWRP Black Rose guidelines.
The story must be complete with a beginning, middle, and end.
The tale must be no more than 500 words.
The added bonus is that since I am sponsoring Paranormal Month for the Black Rose Line at TWRP, any entrant has a chance at being asked to expand your tale into a longer piece for--get this!--possible consideration to submit your tale for review for a chance at publication! Can't get any better than that, can it?
I will choose three winners: two runners up, who will receive special Wild Rose Press Blossom Bucks to be used on the site for book and story purchases. The First Prize Winner with receive a free download of my new release, Curse of the Marhime.
In addition to the main contest, I will have spontaneous Tricks or Treats activities and giveaways the entire month. I will also have many interesting blog guests as well who will be offering their own prizes. One of my surprise gift donors is Skhye Moncrief author of Ancient Musings and He of the Fiery Sword! She has donated free downloads as well, so stay turned to find out how you can win a copy of Skhye's wonderful stories. Thank you, Skhye!
I'd like to take a moment to invite you all to the Paranormal Ball that will run for twenty-four hours on the Wild Rose Press main Chat room October 31st. Meet authors and editors alike. Come as you are or whoever you wish to be. Just click 'Chat' on the top tool bar of the main page and drop on in. Ask editors questions, win fun prizes from the authors and read excerpts from their upcoming releases.
Stay tuned to my blog for contest updates and by all means, if you have any questions post a comment or email me at the above mentioned address. By the way, I will hold a drawing at the end of the month for an additional surprise gift for anyone who posts on this blog between October 1st and 31st.
You really have lots of opportunity to win something, so please keep posted and join in the ghoulish fun.