WORD WEAVER Writing Contest! Writing Feedback And Over $400 in prizes!

HURRY! DO NOT miss out on this GREAT opportunity.

Announcing the Word Weaver Writing Contest!

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Yes, I already announced it once. Not everybody heard, smarty pants.

 

Enter an amazing piece of YOUR OWN WRITING to our contest.

You’ve always wanted to write something. Here’s your chance.

* Get valuable feedback

* Get a share of over $400 in valuable prize packages!

Here’s what you do:

Uh, enter a piece of your writing in the contest. I thought that was obvious.

Here’s what you GET:

1stThe FIRST PLACE Winner will receive THIS prize package valued at over $200:

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  • $125 Professional BOOK COVER designed by Select-O-Grafix, LLC (www.selectografix.com)

  • $50 Amazon GIFT CARD, compliments of ME

  • PUBLICATION of their winning piece on this website

  • Signed copies of a multi-book package from several published authors who graciously donated their books to our contest (see list below).

  • A GUEST BLOG POST or AUTHOR PROFILE to appear on this site (that’s priceless, really)

  • a video interview with me, should they so choose, also to appear on this site**

  • MASSIVE BRAGGING RIGHTS

** requires a quality high speed internet connection and a good camera on your computer or phone. Maybe other stuff. I’m not doing this at 3am, okay?


2The SECOND PLACE Winner will receive THIS prize package valued at over $150:

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  • $100 FORMATTING package for YOUR eBook or paperback novel, up to 80k, from Select-O-Grafix, LLC (www.selectografix.com) – I have used these guys, and they are AMAZING.

  • $25 Amazon gift card, compliments of ME

  • Publication of their winning piece on this website

  • signed copies of a multi-book package from several published authors who graciously donated their books to our contest.

  • A guest blog post or author profile to appear on this site

  • slightly less massive bragging rights than first place (because that’s only fair)


3The THIRD PLACE Winner will receive THIS prize package valued at over $50:

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  • WriteMind author’s idea management and project organizing system ($19.99 Digital Printable Version) from Perry Elisabeth Design

  • $10 Amazon gift card, compliments of ME

  • Publication of their winning piece on this website

  • Signed copies of a multi-book package from several published authors who graciously donated their books to our contest.

  • A guest blog post or author profile to appear on this site

  • also bragging rights because why not, but try not to outbrag the first and second place winners, okay?


Do you have a writer friend? Tell them about this contest right now. 

Really. Right now. Writers are notorious procrastinators.

EACH OF THE FIRST 25 ENTRIES WILL ALSO RECEIVE:

A CRITIQUE OF THEIR WORK BY ME!

Yep, I’ll critique your work (up to 3,000 words), whether you win or not.

I will spend an hour of my time giving you the Dan Treatment of your 3,000 word piece, just like I do in my critique group. Don’t worry, I’m pretty nice and very encouraging. Most people like my crits. Not all, though. Some people are just babies.

I might spend more than an hour if it’s really good, and you can send more than 3,000 words, but I’m only human and I’m not gonna be able to wade through 10k from you for this contest, okay? Doing 25 critiques is a LOT of freaking work.

EACH OF THE FIRST 50 ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE:

VALUABLE INPUT FROM ME ON THEIR PIECE!

I’m reading it anyway, so I’ll give you an abbreviated version of a critique or I’ll enlist the help of one of my trusted critique partners to do it, but it should still be really helpful to you. Again, you can send more than 3,000 words but I can’t get through all that for this contest.

“DOOR” PRIZES just for entering!

ALL contestants not winning first, second, or third place will be put into a drawing for other prizes!

How awesome is that? Lots of stuff for you to win!

  • a multi-book prize from a single Amazon Bestselling author, available as autographed paperbacks or eBooks. (eBooks are not autographed.)

  • a complete trilogy from an Amazon Bestselling author, also as signed paperbacks or eBooks. (Again, the eBooks are not signed.)

  • a multi book package from several authors, in your choice of paperbacks or eBooks. (Nobody signs the eBooks, okay?)

  • a few signed copies of The Navigators, my amazing sci-fi thriller (unless you choose an eBook, right? Let that signed eBook thing go. Just let it go!)

  • one Amazon $20 gift card

  • Starbucks $10 gift card*

* My goal is to have ALL the entry fees go to prizes, not to make a profit on this contest, so I may use entry fees to buy and award more prizes. They won’t all be Ammy; that would get a little boring, and even though I personally HATE Starbucks, you might like it.

HERE are some of the AMAZING AUTHORS whose books will be in these packages

51CShaKNiTLAllison Maruska, The Fourth Descendant, the Project Renovatio trilogy

With over 570 reviews on Amazon, a signed copy of Allison’s runaway bestseller The Fourth Descendant should be part of any book lover’s collection.

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Allison’s amazing Project Renovatio trilogy has captivated audiences around the world. You want to win that, too.

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Hugh Roberts, Glimpses

28 short stories that will take your mind on a rollercoaster of a ride into worlds that conceal unexpected twists and turns. You REALLY wanna win that!

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Phillip T Stephens Cigerets, Guns & Beer; Raising Hell; Seeing Jesus; and The Worst Noel

Is murder, sex, buried bank loot and legends of UFOs your cup of tea? Or maybe a clueless optimist who “ruins a perfectly good hell”? Phillip T. Stephens offers crime, dark fantasy, young adult – and a good dose of humor.

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Jennifer Weiner, 24 Love Letter Ideas

Love letters are a nearly lost art form, but they are the easiest and least costly way to show your partner love and romance. Plus, it’s quick to do! I’m a fan of quick!

24 Romantic Date Night Ideas

Jennifer’s beautiful companion book is a terrific way to round out your romantic evening.

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Colleen Chesebro, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy

Come on, who doesn’t enjoy a fairy story? Plus, it’s set in Florida, a win-win. Then along comes a  primeval nymph, who explains young Abby’s true destiny is to protect the nymphs from evil in an ever-changing modern world.

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T. A. Henry, Scripting The Truth

Any story that takes place in post-WWII Britain and has the phrase “She’ll try to do it all while trying to keep the seams on her stockings straight” has to be read. You’ll agree.

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and of course, ME

A few folks will be selected to receive a signed paperback of my hilarious sexy romp through Italy. The eBook is HERE but the paperback is not available in stores yet, so these will be hot commodities. Probably.

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A few other folks will win my amazing sci fi thriller The Navigators as a signed paperback or an eBook. Don’t even ask me if I’ll sign the eBook. Just. Don’t.


HERE ARE THE RULES

You must enter an original piece of your own writing and pay the entry fee. Please don’t exceed 3,000 words; entries can be as short as you want.

THEME: To promote my book Poggibonsi: An Italian Misadventure, which involves traveling, entries need to touch on the theme of travel. “Where’s Bill?” “Traveling.” That counts. I’m pretty loose on this.

All entries must be submitted on or before midnight eastern time on April 30, 2017.

There is NO restriction on genre. Go crazy.

You may submit a chapter or passage from your book if you so desire (I would – this is great publicity), but it should be an unpublished work.

HOW TO ENTER

You MUST submit your entry via the Contact Me button and pay your $10.00 entry fee (USD) via PayPal to dalatorr@verizon.net . If your entry is too large to submit that way, simply send me a message using the Contact Me button and I’ll email you back; from there you’ll be able to attach your piece.

BUT

You can waive your entry fee by subscribing to my newsletter right now AND by Liking my Facebook author page! You must do both things on or before midnight EST April 17, 2017 EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 23, 2017 (because writers are such procrastinators), and you don’t get $5.00 off for doing one of them. It’s okay to tell friends about the secret discount fee waiving thing. Reblog and RT and all that, sure. Those are friends. Can you go crazy sharing this info on Facebook? Yeah, what the heck.

Do I rock, or what?

LEGAL STUFF

Void where prohibited. ALL entries will be subscribed to my email list. Don’t worry, I won’t spam you. (I don’t know how.) Winners will be notified here on the blog in a big announcement, and they will be contacted by email, either by me or by the sponsor donating the prize, to make arrangements to get their prize – that might include an address to deliver a paperback to. Winners outside the continental United States will be eligible only for prizes that can be emailed or sent electronically, like an Amazon gift card. You still get your work published here, and the profile, etc., if you win those things, but sorry; mailing a paperback to Canada and other places is super expensive, so we’re letting you guys into the contest but we have to limit the costs that way. I’m sure you understand. One entry per person. If you cheat, you’re toast. Play fair. By entering you agree to all this stuff. I pretty much get free reign in selecting the top 3 winners but it’s gonna be stuff that appealed to me (typos matter but content matters more); the rest of the winners will mostly be random drawing but I’m not above awarding stuff to a really great fourth place person. Or not.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR AROUND MAY 5, 2017

unless I get an overwhelming amount of entries, and then I’ll delay that part but trust me you’ll know because I’ll be whining about it here on the blog.

It is my desire to help each and every one of you succeed as authors and writers, so get busy!

Tick tock. April 30 will be here before you know it.

TELL EVERY WRITER YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS CONTEST!

Your humble host.REBLOG this! And please SHARE this post on Facebook and Twitter! Your friends need to know about this contest, too.

See those little buttons down below? Put on your glasses. There they are. Click them. (The FOLLOW button is now in the lower right hand corner.)

Dan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the hilarious hit romance comedy “Poggibonsi, an italian misadventure.”  Click HERE to get your copy of Poggibonsi – FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

 

22 thoughts on “WORD WEAVER Writing Contest! Writing Feedback And Over $400 in prizes!

  1. Dan, as I’m subscribed to the mailing list and like your facebook pages, where do I send my story to? Forgive me if you’ve already said but it’s me, I get confused trying to make a cup of tea. lol

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  2. Hi Dan, I’ve been thinking about your competition and I know what would be more appropriate for your theme of travel. Some time ago I started writing a memoir about my father who travelled all over the world… why didn’t I think of that? It’s humorous and about travel… not been edited so will have to take a look and enter the first chapter. 🙂

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