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Nov 102013
 

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Calling Writers – Short Story Contest

November 15th through November 30th, 2013

Grand Prize – a Kindle Fire HD

Other prizes include Gift Cards, ebook bundles and winner banners

The complete prize list is HERE.

You can join our Facebook Event to stay up-to-date.

 

THE JUDGES

Contemporary Fantasy – Maer Wilson

Horror – Danielle DeVor

Historical – Christoph Fischer

Paranormal Romance – Tina Moss

Romance – Constance Phillips

Young Adult – Lindsey Loucks

Mystery – LynDee Walker

 

THE RULES

1.  Submission dates – Opening date is 11/15/2013 at 12:00 AM. Closing date is 11/30/13 at 11:59 PM. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

2.  Each submission must be 3000-5000 words.

3.  Each story must be submitted as an attachment via email to goldenshortscontest@gmail.com

4.  The email should include:

Author’s name,
Story title
Genre
Author’s email address.

5.  Formatting – Submissions must be formatted in a standard .doc file as an attachment and submitted as follows :

Times Roman 12 pt
1 inch margins
Double spaced
Include only story title and page numbers. (NO AUTHOR NAMES in the story attachment)

6.  Submissions must be of original, unpublished work and all rights owned by the entrant. Copyright remains property of the author.

7.  Stories must be in one of the following genres:

Contemporary Fantasy
Horror
Historical
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Young Adult
Mystery

8.  Stories will be forwarded to the judge for that genre.

9.  All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

10. The name of the winner and their winning story in each genre will be posted on 12/7/2013 on the judging author’s website. See below for the links to each genre.

11. The poll to vote for the Grand Winner will open on 12/7/13. A link to the poll will be available at each sponsoring author’s website.

12. Voting will close at 12:00 AM PST on 12/20.

13. The Grand Winner will be announced on all sponsoring websites on or after 12/20/13.

Good luck contestants!

Feb 252013
 
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LynDee Walker

Fresh from being in the Top Twenty in several Amazon bestseller lists, LynDee Walker has stopped by to tell us about her debut novel, Front Page Fatality, (A Nichelle Clark Headlines in Heels Mystery.) I’ve had the privilege of knowing LynDee for over a year and I’ve gotten to beta read both of her Nichelle Clark novels. It’s been fascinating to watch her dream come true and know that others enjoy her heroine as much as I have.

LynDee grew up in the land of stifling heat and amazing food most people call Texas, and wanted to be Lois Lane pretty much from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, she traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. When not writing or reading, LynDee is usually wrangling children, eating barbecue or enchiladas, or trying to walk off said barbecue and enchiladas. She and her family live in Richmond, Virginia.

Read on to find out more about LynDee and her new book.

 

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