Monday, June 30, 2008

July Contests - Enter to Win!

Here at Pix-N-Pens, we've declared July SHOWCASE month and we've gone BOOK MAD!

Because of the summer months, vacations, VBS, and a host of other fun activities, we're going to feature a different kind of contest this month.

Each week during July, I'll announce a new theme. You submit an entry with that theme - it can be photos, poems, essays, short stories, scenes, blurbs, or perhaps even just an opening sentence - as long as it fits the theme for that week.

The entries will be posted as they arrive, but this month, they will not be judged. This is SHOWCASE month - send us your best work, to show it off. We want to showcase YOU, your books, your ministry, your business, your family - whatever you'd like to share with us, we want to showcase it.

When you submit your entry, also submit a brief bio (100 words or less), links to your Web site, and one photo if you wish (for the bio portion). The photo can be of you, or a book cover image, or your logo, or your family or dog.

Each week, when I announce the theme, I am also going to be featuring a few books, and of course, we'll be posting our regular CFBA reviews as well.

At the end of the month, everyone who has submitted an entry will be entered into a random drawing for a huge box of books. This box will be added to all during the month, so I can't tell you how many it will have by the end of the month, but it is starting out with 12 books - hardcover, softcover, fiction, non-fiction, adult, young adult, best-selling authors, debut authors. (I don't think there are any children's books in it at this point, but if I add any during the month, I'll let you know.) Some of the books featured during the month WILL be in box, but others will not.

A few rules:

  • Maximum of 3 photos per entry, if you choose to send photos.
  • Maximum of 2 entries - written and/or photographic - per person per week.
  • If you wish to combine a written and photo entry, you may do so, but it will count as two entries.
  • Maximum of 1,000 words per written entry.
  • Maximum of 25 lines for poetry.
  • Deadline for each weekly contest is Friday, midnight.
  • Kind, encouraging comments for entries are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Submit entries to tracyruckman[at]gmail[dot]com.

I'll be announcing our first theme momentarily, so come back and check out the details.

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