Monday, May 18, 2009

Contest Changes, Part 2

I've re-done the contest page at at the urging of several people who said it might look like a rip off, or a scam.

Ok. Point taken.

Check it out and send to everyone you know who writes, who might want to write, or might want a chance to win some cash.

This is it, kids. No more changes. It is what it is.

As for who is judging the contest, I will be judging along with a few other of my "reading panel", people I know who will give me their honest opinion.

If you are interested in being a judge, please let me know at and I can possibly use one more person. However, if you are a judge, this eliminates you from competition. Keep that in mind.

I'm looking for good stories, with minimal spelling and punctuation errors, basically something I can publish immediately on the website or in an ebook. Yes, there will be an ebook with the winners and honorable mentions. Possibly a print book in the future.

But I can't have any of those unless I have stories to read! Yes, that means you!

You can't win if you don't enter! So, the ball is in your court!

I've also posted a separate post with buttons for the Thank You Card Drive for Operation Minnesota Nice.

Now, I have work to do, so have a great day and enter today or donate $5 for a good cause.


JM said...

It sucks to have to change things to look more legitimate even though you know you're legit through and through. But, with so many scams out there these days, it's always best to bite your tongue and put on the polish to get a better turnout.

I hope you get a lot of entries.

Laura M. Crawford said...

Thanks, JM. I don't mean to sound so bitchy, but I know firsthand what it's like to get ripped off on the Internet. I hope you enter and I hope I get a ton of great writing to read! I'm looking for talent, I'm looking for the next Stephen King, or Janet Evanovich, or Sandy Lender! I want to find that next great writer and showcase their work to the world! If I make a few dollars to cover the costs and the prizes, and maybe promote my business a bit, well, that's not scamming, that called MARKETING!! Some writers can write, but they can't market! I can do both. And if I can use my skills to help someone make their dreams come true, then I'll be Oprah rich!!