Last year was the first year of All Romance Ebook's short story contest called Just One Bite.
It was so successful, that the owners have decided to do it again so I am re-posting the call for submission in case any of my author friends or my readers want to give it a whirl. I just submitted my entry today but it only took a few days out of my schedule to write and edit.
For an established author this can be a great benefit to get your name out there and a free promotional opportunity. If you win, it's an honor to have been chosen out of 32 contest entries, but there are also some perks to being one of the top three. First Place gets $1000 in cash. Second Place wins an Ipad2, and third place gets to go on a $100 shopping spree at All Romance Ebooks.
Do I think I might win? I'll be honest with you, I don't think I will, the competition is pretty stiff with some of the best romance writers in the business participating, but I would be happy to be one of the 32 stories chosen. If I did manage to get up in the top 3 rounds I would definitely be following this story up with a sequel or seven... lol
But you better hurry up and write that short story! Your 2500-3000 word entry is due by September 1, 2011. I imagine the semi-finalists will be announced somewhere in the middle or late September. It will probably take quite a while to read through all those entries. :)
You can read the FAQ's and the details on the contest entry form here:
Some highlights from their site:
Readers will vote for their favorite short stories during 5 rounds of voting with the field being narrowed at the end of each round. The first prize winning author will receive $1000 US. The second prize winning author will receive an iPad 2. The third prize winning author will receive a $100 eBook Bucks Gift Certificate redeemable either at AllRomance.com or OmniLit.com.
Submissions will be accepted between July 1 and September 1, 2011. Each title must be an original, never before published paranormal romance work between 2,500 and 3,000 words and will be marketed exclusively by All Romance/OmniLit. Authors can access the terms and submissions forms via this page. Authors need to complete all fields to the best of their ability at the time of submission. I'll be the Editor-In-Charge for the Contest and will lead the committee that will make the final decision on September 1 as to which submissions will be chosen as the Semi-Finalists. Stories selected as one of the 32 will be released for voting on October 1.
Authors should keep in mind that we will not be editing these manuscripts. They must have them edited PRIOR to submission.
We anticipate having more wonderful stories than we have slots for. If a story is not chosen as a Semi-Finalist, rights will be returned. Questions about the Contest can be directed to me at:
Please check out FAQ for additional information here: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/faq-178.html
Questions can be directed to me at:
Thanks again for your interest!
Good luck everyone!