Publisher Agrees To Sponsor Next Contest!

Darkwater 1This is very exciting news.

Darkwater Syndicate publishing group, a Florida based publisher, has agreed to sponsor our next Word Weaver Writing Contest, “Space Island.”

Darkwater was the first place sponsor for our prior contest, and the winner just sent her novel over to them. It’s an exciting time.

Space Island will be happening very soon. There will be a big announcement (this is not it) and then the games will begin, so get ready. We are thrilled to have Darkwater on board as the first place sponsor.


Here’s the story I’m working on for the anthology that will come out of the contest:

Space Island.

In order to achieve the new U. S. President’s ambitious challenge of sending astronauts to Mars and returning them safely, NASA creates several docking stations along the route. Similar to the International Space Station, but much larger, these “space islands” are stocked with booster rockets and other supplies, and are inhabited by employees selected from nearly every country on earth. Rocket maintenance crews and other support teams sign up for a two-year term to perform any mission-critical functions that may occur during the hazardous journey. But since long-term space travel creates crew fatigue and physical side effects, recreation elements were introduced as well.

Somebody has to run the bar on Space Island and somebody has to clean the toilets in the gym. Somebody has to manage the hotel.

But when the first murder in outer space happens, somebody has to investigate – without creating an international incident and getting the fledgling Mars program shut down before it begins.

The contest stories will involve space in some way, whether through romance or fantasy or action adventure, – or in my case, murder.

Get the wheels turning and get ready for the official announcement of the next Word Weaver Writing Contest: Space Island

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

6 thoughts on “Publisher Agrees To Sponsor Next Contest!

  1. Your story sounds very intriguing – are you the first to think of having docking stations on the way to Mars – it makes sense, until something goes wrong!

  2. This sounds fantastic! Ugh, I’m behind- I need to check out the winners from the last round still. Thanks for hosting all of these great writing/reading opportunities 🙂

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