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Fiction Flash-Off: And The Winner Is…

So you flashed us with your fiction and we’re ready to announce the winners. After reading through the top 15 entries (that were chosen from 138 entries!) and the 12 nominated wildcard entries (totaling at 27 entries to choose the winners from), the BookRix Team of Judges was finally able to choose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. But let me tell you – it was not an easy task. All of the entries were written by talented and creative authors, making our decision that much more difficult. In the end, we had to include three Honorable Mentions to show you just how hard it was to judge this contest. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone else who participated – you are all fantastic!

Here are your top three winners. Make sure you take the time to read them and leave a comment.

The 1st place winner, who is walking away with a $300 Amazon gift card, is Patrick Spiker (goffer23) with Stricken.

A storm is ravaging a quiet country meadow. For the two freezing, terrified girls running though it, however,the storm is the least of their problems.

The 2nd place winner, who is proud to have a $200 Amazon gift card headed his way, is Patrick Sean Lee (felixthecat) with Valeriya.

On the morning of July 17, 1874, the Royal family awaits their individual fates. The day before, the revolutionary party commandant had decreed their deaths, but a plea by Emperor Stanislaus will possibly save them.

The 3rd place winner, already planning how to spend a $100 Amazon gift card, is Bram Floria (crosswaysnet) with The Appointment.

A new man, with a new outlook on life…

And here are your three honorable mentions:

To find out who else was in the top 15, click HERE.
To see all of the contest participants, click HERE.
To view the other wildcard entries, click HERE.

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 Frightening Fiction Contest Winners Announced!

frightening_fiction_contestThe BookRix Frightening Fiction writing contest was difficult to judge, but our independent judges have selected their top three choices. As always, this BookRix contest was free-to-enter. BookRix community members voted for their favorite choices to determine the top 10 submissions and nominate a wildcard pick!

The following three frightening stories were chosen as the official winners and recipients for thrilling cash prizes for the Frightening Fiction writing contest:

1st place: $800

Matters of Mortology, which was the community Wildcard pick, written by tmcamp received the first place $800 cash prize!

Book Description: Alone in a crumbling manor, an aging undertaker recounts a horrifying episode from the early days of his career. When an unspeakable monster trespasses the border between life and death, the undertaker finds himself in a struggle to save the village he has sworn to serve — even if it means sacrificing his own family and faith in the process.

E-book by tmcamp

2nd place: $500

Quiet written by dalemoses won the second place $500 cash prize.

Book Description: Emily and her mother are hiding. What they are hiding from is more terrifying than she could ever imagine. All she knows for sure is that she must be quiet…

E-book by dalemoses

3rd place: $300

The Visitor by rebekahjennings received the third place $300 cash prize.

Book description: When Lily moves out, a visitor arrives. Daisy is receptive to the unknown having grown up with visions. It is no surprise when the hauntings begin. But, what do they want with her, and can she work it out in time.

Congratulations to all the winners! Learn more about current and future BookRix Contests by visiting the “Contests & More” section of


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