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Calling All Scribes!

I’m excited to announce the blog’s first writing contest!

Up to 50 entrants will be allowed to compete for fabulous prizes. 

No entry fee required.

The theme?

Micro Fiction!

That’s right, stories of 500 words or less. Pith and brevity are your friends in this competition, people.

Guidelines are as follows:

1. Must have at least one self-published book (please provide a link in your e-mail)

2. Must be a subscriber to the Amid the Imaginary newsletter published through Fine Fables Press

3. Story must be 500 words or less and in one of the genres of the blog (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Dystopian, Steampunk)

4. One entry per person and once submitted the entrant cannot resubmit

5. Story format can be in PDF or Word

DEADLINE to submit: Noon, 12:00 pm (U.S. Central Standard Time) on Saturday, August 22nd. No exceptions.

Email your submission to finefablespress@gmail.com, Subject: Writing Contest Submission

Be sure to adhere to the guidelines listed above as it may impact the judgement of your entry if you do not.

Now for the good part!

This writing contest is sponsored by TJ’s Virtual Book Tours, a one stop shop for all your online book tour needs!

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Prizes include:

Book Review Tour – Duration 5-10 Days – 28 Days to Deliver

The book review tour includes the book cover,  5 – 7 reviews posted to 5 stops along with an author bio and book blurb (max 300 words), one purchase link and one contact link (or email address).

Author Interviews – 14 Days To Deliver.

The author interview includes 10-15 questions, one contact URL (or email), a post on my website, and one purchase URL.

Spotlight Tours – Duration 5-10 Days – 28 Days to Deliver

This tour includes seven stops, book cover image, author bio and book blurb (max 300 words), one purchase link and one contact link (or email address).

Books Giveaways: “Moon-kissed Chi” by Grinelda Markowitz and “A Voice from an Inner World” by Montrée Whiles

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1st Place:

1 Book Review Tour

1 Author Interview

3 Spotlight Tours

1 copy of “Moon-kissed Chi” and 1 one copy of “A Voice from an Inner World”

Guest Spot with winning story published in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and on the blog’s website with Facebook notification. Winner also announced on the popular book review blog Bibliotropic.

2nd 2nd Place:

1 Author Interview

2 Spotlight Tours

1 copy of “Moon-kissed Chi” and 1 copy of “A Voice from an Inner World”

Honorable mention in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and story published on the blog’s website with Facebook notification.

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3rd Place:

1 Author Interview

1 copy of “Moon-kissed Chi” and 1 copy of “A Voice from an Inner World”

Honorable mention in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and story published on the blog’s website with Facebook notification.

4th & 5th Place: 1 copy of “Moon-kissed Chi”

Contest Judges:

We’re looking forward to reading your entries! Micro Fiction is certainly difficult but it’s a fun writing challenge. Ernest Hemmingway did it in six words:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Need more info on micro fiction to get going? Check out this great article here

Please remember to carefully review the guidelines above. We’ll accept the first 50 submissions, and once again, that deadline to submit is 12:00pm (U.S. Central Standard Time) on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

Questions? Please comment on this post or on the Facebook announcement so everyone can see the answers. Technical difficulties? Then e-mail the question to me directly at finefablespress@gmail.com

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