BookRix Writing Contests

BookRix Dear Diary Contest Winner

Congratulations to Bluebox37 for winning the Dear Diary contest on BookRix! Her book, Getting Jack Back, details one young girl’s problems that arise from trying to win back the heart of an ex-boyfriend. Member Bluebox37 wins an iPad with hardcover leather case from TwelveSouth!

Getting Jack Back

Here’s what the judges had to say about the winning book:

This was a very engaging story, with great characters and good interplay amongst them. I particularly enjoyed the Facebook entries – very current and fun to boot. The story was well-written throughout, with good use of humor… Olivia’s character was very compelling, and her light, joking tone belied the seriousness of her eating disorder – classic addictive behavior. I thought there were fine psychological motivations to all the characters, with many amusing entries.” – Chellie Campbell

“…The author has created a very effective narrative. It presents Olivia’s slow descent into madness in a way that seems all too possible. I like the way the author uses social media as a contributing factor. I also like the way she portrays Olivia’s anorexic state of mind. Food becomes the enemy.”
Harry DeMott Sims

The top five are as follows:

1)     Getting Jack Back by Bluebox37

2)     Meagan Brewer by Evercaptivating

3)     The Malignant Abode by Susieq89

4)     The Diary of a BookRix Addict by Rgabel

5)     TIE: 34 by Stevie.grace and Jamies Journal by Edensashes

Read the Top Ten Announcement here for the full list of finalists. And congratulations again to Bluebox37!

For information on all current and upcoming free online writing contests sponsored by BookRix, visit our main Contests & More page within our community for details on how you can enter to win. Submissions for our End of the World free writing contest are now open through June 10, 2011, with great cash prizes for first, second and third places. Maybe you’re the next winning writer!

BookRix Get Published Contest Winners

Last week BookRix formally announced who the Get Published writing contest winners were! Congratulations to BookRix community members Michaelmpacheco, Felixthecat and Gooduklady! Their entries into the Get Published BookRix free writing contest were the winning works that the judges chose out of the final 11 entries for first, second and third places.

SUMMER TERROR IN TEXAS by Michael M. PachecoThe grand prize “Get Published” package, generously provided by CreateSpace, was awarded to SUMMER TERROR IN TEXAS, written by Michael M. Pacheco, who has won a Total Design Freedom Publishing Solution, which includes all of the following services valued at $2,567:

Total Design Freedom Custom Book Interior
Unique Book Cover
One Round of Comprehensive Copyediting
Promotional Text Creation
Press Release Creation with Distribution
Plus a Complimentary Upgrade to Pro Plan

CreateSpace will also provide a free CreateSpace ISBN if needed, as well as the choice between the following sales channels through which he would like to enable the his book for sale: the Amazon.com website, a CreateSpace eStore, and the CreateSpace expanded distribution channel. Wow, what a great prize!

The Redemption of Marvin FusterYou've Come A Long Way, Baby! by Valerie Byron

The second place winning book was The Redemption of Marvin Fuster, written by Patrick Sean Lee, aka Felixthecat, who will receive his prize of $500 in cash! Congratulations Patrick!

The third place winning entry, You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!, was written by Valerie Byron, aka Gooduklady, winning a cash prize of $300. Congratulations Valerie!

And don’t forget, participants who read and voted for their favorites in the contest also had a chance at prizes as well, with 10 BookRix members each winning a $20 Amazon gift card!

Thanks again to all those who entered a book into the Get Published Contest on BookRix – we were excited to see so many qualifiying entries! To stay current with upcoming free writing contests offered by BookRix, visit the main Contest page on the BookRix website, www.BookRix.com.

BookRix Get Published Contest Finalists

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The top ten finalists have been announced in the BookRix Get Published free writing contest!

And they are…

1. Gooduklady: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! with 118 votes

2. Marsha84: Awakening Summer with 117 votes

3. Michaelmpacheco: Summer Terror in Texas with 101 votes

4. Joeparente: Failing Well with 89 votes

5. Tatejackson: The Undead Heart with 80 votes

6. Writer723: To Where You Are with 65 votes

7. Lazarus67: The secret of the house on dead end lane with 63 votes

8. Selishxiii: Innocence of a Demon with 60 votes

9. Ruthus7: Moonlit Night Shadows with 59 votes

10. Constantine.eternal: The Eternals with 58 votes

Community Wildcard Pick: The Redemption of Marvin Fuster by Felixthecat

The judges are reviewing the finalists and will choose the top three winners of the contest. Good luck to all! Top three Winners announced February 23, 2011. Here’s a look again at what the three winners will receive:

The grand prize, generously provided by CreateSpace, is a Total Design Freedom Advanced Publishing Solution, which will include all of the following services valued at $2,567:

  • Total Design Freedom Custom Book Interior
  • Unique Book Cover
  • One Round of Comprehensive Copyediting
  • Promotional Text Creation
  • Press Release Creation with Distribution
  • Plus a Complimentary Upgrade to Pro Plan

CreateSpace also will provide the book a free CreateSpace ISBN if the winner of the Contest does not already have an ISBN of his or her own. The winner of the “Get Published” BookRix Contest will be able to choose any of the following sales channels through which he or she would like to enable the book for sale: the Amazon.com website, a CreateSpace eStore, and the CreateSpace expanded distribution channel.

The second place winner will receive a prize of $500 cash, with third place winning $300.

Writing Inspiration from Junk

BookRix Craigslist Writing Contest Inspiration from junkLook around your home and garage – see that juicer your Uncle Gerard gave you that’s still in the box? How about that lovely Santa and reindeer sweater your co-worker made you last year for Christmas (even though she’s a horrible knitter)?

Now you can use those useless gifts for writing inspiration! Join our next BookRix writing challenge, Craigslist Classifieds, and post a real or fictional classified advertisement about the gifts you wish you could sell. Make it funny, sensational or persuasive… just make sure to post it between December 20 and January 3 in the I love BookRix Writing Contests group’s submissions thread when it opens. One of our fictional favorites on Craigslist? “World’s Most Uncomfortable Saddle,” posted on 01-01-2010. “Like a ghastly specter from your darkest nightmare, this saddle has returned from the grave seeking vengeance. Its previous master thought it had banished it to the blackness of the abyss for good, but nay, it was only for an epoch.” Check out Craigslist’s Best of list to see this and hundreds of others!

BookRix Writing Contest Prize Amazon Gift CardYou could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards… so you can buy what you really wanted this Christmas! Two lucky winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card… will it be you? Get ready to write a compelling classified for this timely BookRix Writing Contest!

BookRix_Photo_Story_GameNeed some inspiration to get started? Head on over to our Photo Story Games Forum on BookRix! What does this photo inspire you to write? One BookRixer wrote this: “Cat junk magnets! I’ve always wanted a magnetic cat!”

Guidelines:

*The classified can be about a real or fictional object, person or experience – just like the real classifieds in the above link on Craigslist. Have fun and be creative, but please remember: BookRix is a site with younger members too so try to keep it g-rated. Pornographic or sexually explicit content will be removed.

* Post your classified in a post in the thread in the I love BookRix Writing Contests group between December 20, 2010, to January 3, 2011, 12 noon EST, 5 pm London time/GMT.

* You can only create one classified so make it the best!

* Do not include any personal information in this classified – any contact information that looks too real will be edited out!

* Group members will vote on their favorite two classifieds to receive the Amazon $50 gift cards in the Voting thread. The Voting thread will be open January 4 to January 11, 12 noon EST, 5 pm London Time/GMT.

Good luck to all participants!

We can’t wait to see all the junk you want to get rid of!

Craigslist Classifieds BookRix Writing Challenge

BookRix Romance Writing Contest Starts December 16

Channel the classic queen of romance, Jane Austen, to create your special romance-related BookRix book for our next free writing contest with the theme, ROMANCE! But, why Jane Austen? Well, the BookRix Romance Writing Contest starts on December 16, which is Jane Austen’s birthday!

Romance Writing Contest

You can gear up for the BookRix Romance Writing Contest by uploading your book on to BookRix now. The contest goes from December 16, 2010, to January 7, 2011.

BookRix Writing Contest Prize - Nordstrom Gift CardBoth short stories and poetry are eligible to be entered and there is no page limit in this contest. You could win one of THREE $300 NORDSTROM gift cards!

Stuck for an idea? Check out the fun romance-related photo story game. Spin your own story from the photo posted in the BookRix Community Forum for Games.

Let the love shine through this holiday!

Looking for inspiration to write your romantic short story or poem? Review some of the most revered romance novels from the queen herself, Jane Austen! Check out some of Jane Austen’s classic novels for free on BookRix:

Sense and Sensibility Persuasion Pride and Prejudice Emma

It’s official: the BookRix “Get Published” Contest is going on NOW!

Hands_Holding_Published_BookThink that holding your own published book in your hands is a dream off in the distance? Not true! BookRix wants to help you get published with our free-to-enter BookRix “Get Published” contest, going on now through January 17th, 2011.

This is a new style of contest for BookRix to host – at the end of this contest, one lucky winner will get to publish his or her book!

The grand prize, generously provided by CreateSpace, is a Total Design Freedom Advanced Publishing Solution, (valued at $2,567!) which will include a custom cover and interior design, comprehensive copyediting, promotional text creation, a press release with targeted distribution, a complimentary upgrade to their Pro Plan, and a free CreateSpace ISBN if the winner does not already have one.

CreateSpace-LogoPlus, the winner of the “Get Published” BookRix Contest can choose any of the following sales channels through which he or she would like to enable the book for sale: the Amazon.com website, a CreateSpace eStore, and the CreateSpace expanded distribution channel.

The second place winner will receive a prize of $500 cash, with third place winning $300!

Have you just completed a NaNoWriMo novel this past November? Upload your NaNo work before January 17, 2011, for a chance to see your name in print! Join our Facebook Get Published BookRix Event to receive updates and news pertaining to this fantastic FREE contest!

Specific Contest Guidelines:

The book you choose to upload for the contest must be at least 25 BookRix pages long, but must not be your complete work. That will come later. You may not upload the entire book on to BookRix to be eligible for this contest.

All books must have a cover during the contest. However, the author whose book wins the first place prize will receive a unique cover as part of the prize provided by CreateSpace. Therefore, the “Get Published” contest entry covers on BookRix should be considered temporary.

Only fiction and nonfiction work is allowed in this contest.
You cannot enter work that has taken part in previous BookRix writing contests.

If you make it into the top ten or wildcard pick(s), you will be notified by BookRix to your personal e-mail address. At this time, you must send BookRix your complete work. So have your entire work completed ahead of time, but do not upload it on to BookRix. You will only have seven (7) days from notification to send in your book to BookRix via e-mail.

The complete work must be at least 30,000 words long and sent in Word document (or similar text file) format to contact-en@bookrix.com after you receive official notification that you have made it into the top ten or wildcard pick(s) on BookRix.

If the chosen authors do not send their complete work within seven days, the next best-ranked author will be contacted and so on until ten best-rated books can be given to the jury for selection.

This contest is free-to-enter. Contestants must create a BookRix user profile to submit their works or to vote on contestants to participate.

Authors must register their stories for the contest by January 17, 2011, 6 pm (EST) / 9 am (PST)/ 11 pm (GMT).

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