Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Counterpoint Fanfic Contest--My 2c

I don't know about you, but I think an epublisher running a contest for fanfiction based one of their books is a little... ballsy.  And I don't think I mean that in a good way. Especially when there are the following stipulations:

"No purchase is necessary to enter the contest." -- You have to buy the book you are doing the fanic for, right? Or are they making that free? I went to look at how much "Counterpoint" by Rachel Haimowitz cost... and couldn't find it.  I navigated to "available titles" and clicked on the author's name and found only a short story with a different title listed. Color me confused.

"No more than three submissions by any single person...Stories must be at least 2,000 words to be considered for prizes ... No original characters." This strikes me as... optimistic.  Just how many spontaneously written fan stories are they seriously expecting to receive, such that a quick drabble or mash up is considered 'not good enough' for the chance to win a $20 book voucher? Oh, and to enter you have to register for their forum too.

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