Monday, September 26, 2016

An Anthology Contest You Don't Want to Miss!

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2016/09/announcing-2016-iwsg-anthology-contest.html

Eligibility: Any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter – blogging or Facebook member. The story must be previously unpublished. Entry is free.

Word count: 5000-6000

Genre: Fantasy

Theme: Hero Lost. It could be about a hero turned villain, a villain's redemption, a hero's lack of confidence, a hero's lack of smarts, etc. It can be about any kind of hero including superheroes, mythological heroes, unexpected or unlikely heroes, or a whole new kind of hero. This theme has plenty of scope and we’re open to pretty much anything along these lines. No erotica, R-rated language, or graphic violence.

Deadline: November 1st, 2016

How to enter: Send your polished, previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your contact details and if you are part of the Blogging or Facebook IWSG group.

Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.

Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.

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I'm going to try to think of a short story for this contest, but October is a super busy month for me. There's so much on my mind with the release of the Totem series.

I encourage all members of the IWSG to enter this contest. Publishing short stories is a great way to get your name out there and to give yourself confidence. You can expand on the universe in your own books or experiment with a new genre. It helps hone your craft and give you valuable experience.

Good luck to all who enter!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Christine - sounds like it's a really excellently thought out anthology - good luck to all who enter ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Sounds like a great opportunity for authors. Excited for those who have stories to submit.

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  3. Thanks for plugging the contest! I hope you can enter this one.

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  4. I've already thought of my short story. Now it's a matter of writing it. :-D

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  5. Happy Monday, everyone! I'm going to do my best to try to get a story done for this. It's a fantastic opportunity.

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  6. Good luck, Christine! And to everyone who enters.

    I'm sitting this one out - lots of stuff going on, including NaNo prep. :)

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  7. I hope you find the time to submit a story. Thanks for the promotion.

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  8. I can't wait to see who's in this one! Wish I could enter, but just can't. I'll have to content myself with being a reader.

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  9. I'm thrilled you want to write something for the anthology. Good luck!

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  10. Have you considered a Totem-related story for the anthology? It might be easy to pick something that goes along with the world you're already in. Good luck!

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  11. Good luck with coming up with a story for the contest! I've never written fantasy, and don't have much experience reading it either, so I probably wouldn't be very good with my first-ever attempt.

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  12. It's a great theme for the anthology. I hope your totem series does really well. I love the premises--and the covers.

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  13. This looks like such an awesome anthology! Hmm, I'll have to think about a story...and find some extra hours :)

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  14. I have been battling with my entry for weeks and hope I'll have time to get some eyes on it before I submit. Some dragons are more work than others and don't get me started on my hero. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  15. I've never done fantasy, but maybe I could come up with something. Think brain, think!

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  16. Aww blast! I JUST sent a new book of short stories on characters from my newest work to Lulu on Monday! I had a perfect entry for this. What a fantastic idea. I hope I can develop something soon because I'd REALLY like to participate in this.

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