All Blog Posts Tagged 'contests' (8)

The Real Story Behind the Novel…

It’s interesting how we can see things more clearly when we look back at events, how it shapes the present and even the future.  Here’s the real story behind my recent thriller novel Silent Partner. 

Sometime during 2002, I had an idea for a…


Added by Jennifer Chase on August 16, 2011 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

Blog Contest/Kindle Bestseller Campaign - 10 Winners Will Receive Hot New Kindle Book

I'm buying 10 Kindle downloads of Darcia Helle's book The Cutting Edge for 10 of my blog followers (new or old) in a random giveaway, if anyone is interested in entering. My contest will run through Dec. 16 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 17 and will receive their free download on December 20. This is to support The Bestseller Bound Cutting Edge Campaign, in which readers are being asked to download the book…

Added by Stacy Juba on December 12, 2010 at 2:36am — No Comments

Short Story Contest

Would you love to see your short story published in Crimespree? Well, it's a definite possibility if you enter Love Is Murder 2011's short story contest. Jon Jordan, publisher of Crimespree, is committed to printing the winning entry in the February, 2011 issue of his fine magazine, and that could be yours! But hurry! The deadline for entries is September 1, 2010. Contest rules can be found at under "Events".



Added by Love Is Murder Conference on July 18, 2010 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Enter Cheryl's deadly 'Create a Corpse Contest'

Ever want to kill someone off--fictitiously, of course? Maybe your school bully, ex-boyfriend, co-worker, boss, teacher etc? Now you can! :-)

From now until July 30th, 2009, you can submit a name (first & last) of someone you know (boss, husband, school bully, ex-friend or yourself), or a fictitious name.

I am looking for a male name, suitable for a 50-ish cigar-smoking man.

On August 1st, 2009, I will select one winner from all the entries… Continue

Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on June 20, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Darden North's third novel, Fresh Frozen, is recognized in national writing contest.

Please let me share with you that FRESH FROZEN, my third novel, received Honorable Mention in General Fiction in the 2009 San Francisco Book Awards.

Thank you,


Added by Darden North, MD on May 6, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments


I'm judging a contest again, and this one has a new result, at least for me. All the entries are fine. Good. Each has its moments. Each is fairly error free and nicely formatted. And none of them created even a spark of desire in me to read more than the sample.

This is what agents and editors must face every day, in fact many, many times every day. There's nothing wrong with the submission, but there's nothing intriguing about it, either. You know the story from the first few pages,… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on March 20, 2009 at 9:32pm — 9 Comments

If I Were an Agent, I'd Pick You

Eureka! I mentioned yesterday that I'm judging the initial round of a contest, and I'd read a couple of good samples and a couple of bad ones. Well, the last one I read was a winner, and if I were an agent, this person would get a contract ASAP.

What is it that set it apart from the others? There's the rub: I can't really say. There are books that hook me as a reader from page one, and this is one of them. The character is unique, the plot pulled me in, the writing style is neither… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on January 9, 2009 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

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