|Sent on:||Friday, April 19, 2013 7:35 AM|
Got this yesterday and thought of y'all...okay, it was addressed to y'all..
$2,000 writers contest
Would you be so kind to review this and pass it on to the members of your writing club?
We are having a $2,000 bimonthly writing contest we want to like to inform your members about.
Ballot Press’ February winner was the Revealing by Charles Harrelson from Thornton, Colorado. March was Paradise Not Quite Lost by Richard Keller from Fort Collins, Colorado.
How the contest works:
First, writers submit a complete manuscript after agreeing to the contest rules and terms of service. Then, the writer selects 1,500 words or less to be posted on Ballot Press. And like a private writers’ group, readers can then critique the work and vote from one to five on each entry.
All entries are open to votes for 60 days, regardless of when they are submitted. There are no entry fees and unless the work is a contest winner selected for publishing, the author retains all rights to their work.
The top entries, in their entirety, will be judged by a Ballot Press jury. Every other month, at least one winner will receive $2,000.
If selected by the judges for publishing, the work will be professionally edited with the writer being responsible for requested rewrites, then copy edited. Next, the book will be published and promoted by Ballot Press with writers earning 50 percent of the net profits. Costs do not include Ballot Press operating cost including our marketer’s salaries.
Our most recent published book is a gothic horror by Robert Jacobs, a professor at Bradley University.
Author Ray Bradbury worked with his close friend author Robert Jacobs Ray on several rewrites.
“The characters are all well drawn... and the atmosphere works and chills one. You scared me a couple of times. Bravo,” Bradbury said after his final review of Season of the Beast.
Season of the Beast is chilling tale of a gripping evil that blossoms in an unfortunate autumn for the residents of a small Wisconsin college town. Robert Jacobs weaves his tale of terror in a similar fashion to horror writers like Stephen King and Ray Bradbury, while still adding a freshness and originality to his demon.
During their friendship, Ray Bradbury sent Robert Jacobs more than 300 letters many detailing his writing efforts. Robert Jacob’s next book due this summer is a non-fiction which includes many of this letters.
“My poetry will be out from KNOPF in November, 50 poems, worked on over a period of some 14 years, 35 years, really. Only the last few years has the stuff begun to get GOOD. Jesus, I have been patient with me, waiting for my MUSE to deliver. Everyone was against me. Sound paranoid? Got advice from all my friends 14 years ago to stop poetry. But I couldn't. Just had to go ahead and put my head in the guillotine and get it chopped,” Ray Bradbury wrote in a letter to Robert Jacobs in 1973. The work is copy written.
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