Have you heard about this fantastic Short Story contest at eBook Me Up yet? I feel like I’ve been overwhelming social media as I can about it. It’s an event I’m hosting, and I’m very excited my idea is coming to fruition. To learn more about the submission details click HERE, we are looking for more submissions before the deadline May 31, 2015.
I had this idea well over a year ago, as I started participating in various blog prompts and became more active in my writing and the blogging community of talented writers. From years of writing, the short story is a love of mine. I had a writing coach that told me once if I could master the short story I could master the novel. At the time, I had blinders on for the novel, so I ate up opportunities to better myself with short stories. Then I was hooked; I love the immediate satisfaction of a good solid short story. The orchestrated sentences and words that move it forward in a flash without the preverbal fat of unnecessary scenes. Short stories are great for building up your writing skill sets. This is why I choose it as my first hosted contest.
My goal is to host a contest for writers that would showcase talents and enable the further publication to those writers. It could be a forum for a writer to write a short story that could link back to a novel or other work in a similar genre. It gives a writer experience and practice. It’s in a forum for beginners and advanced writers, and the genre is open (excluding Erotica). This is where the original contest prizes were born from, helping writers be seen and published. The top 10 entries will be published in the short story contest anthology. The first 3 winners will have further showcases in the anthology along with Cash Prizes! Also there are no losers, all those who submit will get an e-copy of the anthology. To find out more about the contest or submit click HERE.
I realized pretty quickly there would be more details I needed to sort out along the way. The first is I wanted a legitimate contest, not my own personal bubble, so I secured some GREAT judges. In fact, I won’t be a judge in this contest unless there is a tie, and I’m needed, otherwise I’m a host, facilitator, e-publisher and proud owner only.
Have you met the Judges?
Below is a brief on the judges, more on the Judges you can find their full biographies and social media contacts HERE.
Diane Lee is the published author of the Love & Other Stuff series and Queen Bee at Delicious Publishing. A former English teacher, she now works part-time in corporate learning and development.
Laura Roberts writes about sex, travel, writing, and ninjas – though not necessarily in that order. Laura is also the founding editor of the literary magazine Black Heart.
Melissa Barker-Simpson has published six books, each of which form part of a series. She is also an active collaborator to the blogging community.
Rene Averett is a writer, blogger, editor and creator of Pynhavyn Press, a small writers’ press for primarily digital publishing. Her well-known blog is full with recipes, healthy eating tips and a little bit about her weight loss success.
Andrea Laurel is a certified combat active firefighter with the Plantation Fire Department and later became a certified Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. She loves to read and is looking forward to this new experience.
I’m beyond thrilled these lovely ladies are apart of the eBook Me Up Short Story contest. They each bring a diverse background that is sure to add to the contest flavor.
If you’ve once thought you might enter a contest but haven’t, this is the one! If you’re a seasoned professional and looking for fun with great return, enter this contest. Lastly, if you have writer friends that would have interest, point them here and share this blog with them. Help us out in making this a well robust contest!
I’m thrilled with the entries so far, and I’m looking forward to more entries.