I’ll be one of the judges in the inaugural eBook Me Up Short Story Contest, and if you’re looking for cash and prestige, this is a contest worth entering.
Here’s a little more info on what the competition is all about, and how you could win!
The eBook Me Up competition is open to short stories of any genre (excluding erotica), up to 3,000 words.
First place takes home $200 (US) in cash, and their story will be featured in the eBMU contest anthology as well as on the eBMU website. Second place receives $100 and publication, and the third place story will also be published in the anthology and featured on the website.
Submissions are open worldwide (except for the SEC-restricted countries of Syria, Iran or North Korea — for obvious reasons).
Official contest deadline is May 31, 2015, and the Early Bird submission deadline is March 28th. Early Bird submissions cost $5, whereas submissions sent after the Early Bird deadline cost $10.
Cassie Newell is the founder and owner of eBook Me Up, the company sponsoring the contest. She is an active blogger and the author of several short stories, under the pen name Mira Monroe. Cassie has a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for close to 20 years. She describes her goal for the contest as an attempt to find “a complete short story that creates a strong emotion in the reader, whether that be laughter, grief, love, horror or anger.” Her favorite genres include romance, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, and you will often find her rooting for the antagonist of a story. At her heart Cassie is a reader and enjoys a good escape from the everyday.
To learn more about the rest of the judges (including me!), click here.
Got questions? Check out the eBMU website at ebookmeup.com or contact Cassie at Cassie@eBookMeUp.com.
The contest is also listed on Duotrope, so feel free to report your submissions there.
What are you waiting for? Submit your story and take a shot at winning $200 today!