TICK TOCK: Update on the WRITING CONTEST, the ANTHOLOGY, and maybe some other stuff. (About 7 quick bullet points in all.)

  1. MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, July 31, 2017, Eastern Standard Time, is the deadline for your story if it’s going in the Word Weaver Writing Contest.

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Prizes, fame, and a critique of your writing by me – but not if you don’t enter.

2. If you are interested in being in the anthology, please let me know by clicking the Contact Me button and telling me. You don’t have to have your story finished, just tell me you’re interested in joining the team. (Newbies: this could be your chance to get published with some famous folks!) We’ll go from there.

I’ve accepted stories from several authors and have commitments from several others, but

there’s not a door that slams shut when we reach 20 stories or anything.


If we get “too many” good stories, it’ll just be a big, fat book. Or we’ll have two volumes. Don’t not send me a story because of any concerns like that.

Is YOUR story good enough to be in the anthology? Well, I won’t know that until you send it, will I? (If it’s not, I’ll let you down easy and might even work with you on how to fix it.)

3. YES, stories from the two Word Weaver Writing Contests (April’s and now July’s) will be considered for the anthology

– why wouldn’t I? I’m not big on turning away talent or making extra work for myself.

What else?

4. If you are wondering if you should try to be in the anthology, the answer is yes. Try. What do you have to lose?

5. Oh, the anthology entries don’t really have a set length. Mine will be about 3000 words, but a few from other authors are just several hundred words and one is longer than 3k.

6. Yes, you can have several stories of yours go into the anthology. See #3. Again, one author has several. I might have two. (And if we get so many stories we need two volumes, I’ll put one of my stories in each. How’s that?)

7. We will probably create a private Facebook group or something to discuss important anthology stuff, so stay tuned for that.

Okay, I have to go get ready to read more of the zillion Word Weaver Writing Contest entries.

If you have any questions about anything, let me know.


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USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 50+ titles published in more than 120 countries and over a dozen languages.

6 thoughts on “TICK TOCK: Update on the WRITING CONTEST, the ANTHOLOGY, and maybe some other stuff. (About 7 quick bullet points in all.)

  1. Amazing work going on here Dan.
    Thank you for keeping the spirit of writing alive amongst the community. It’s the ordinary folk that keep the world moving. (Ever since your sound advice on book covers my imagination has started to work on how to produce a quality DIY cover which will actually catch the attention and reflect the theme and title- thanks again for the nudge)
    Best wishes for An Angel on Her Shoulder.

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    1. Thanks! Angel is doing really well! I cracked the top 1000 yesterday and the dropped, but some marketing will get us there (and that’s coming).

      It is a WAY better story on paper than it was in my head. Adding the layers and the mystery, that really got readers’ attention. I’m very proud of it, and it looks amazing, too – did you see that cover? People love it.

      Very happy all around.

      As far as DIY covers, that’s probably worth a blog post. I noticed something recently and I think it’s a kind of template that’ll serve me and others well. (“Template” sounds cookie cutter and boring, but if I can get a free moment I’ll write it out and use images and covers and it’ll make sense, PLUS there’s the whole branding thing, where you kind of re-use a distinct style and layout for each of your successive books…

      Anyway, it’ll all make sense in the blog post. probably.

      Thank you very much for the kind words! And thank you for your support! YOU make this blog great!

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