16 April 2011

2011 1FPR Romance Story Contest

Post date: 16 April 2011
Deadline: 1 June 2011

PUBLISHED AUTHORS AND RISING STARS - We're having a CONTEST ~ YOU write the story, WE do the rest! The Theme is SUMMER. Enter your story of 5,000 - 7,000 words May 1 through June 1, 2011. The readers of 1PlaceForRomance.com will choose the Category winners in Published Authors & Rising Stars. Readers will win stories from 1PlaceForRomance.com. Winning stories will be sold at 1PlaceForRomance.com. Winning authors will receive cash prizes, editing and covers for their stories.

Email Promotion@1PlaceForRomance.com with your questions.

2011 1PFR Romance Story Contest Rules

These rules describe the 2011 1PlaceForRomance Romance Short Story Contest for authors.

1) This contest runs from May 1, 2011 through June 1, 2011. To enter, you must submit an original short story of your own creation via e-mail to storysubmission@1placeforromance.com and provide your name, phone number and email address. The story must be between 5,000 and 7000 words long, previously unpublished, and written in English. Only entries submitted via e-mail will be accepted. Entries must be submitted in RTF format, Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2011. Only one entry per person.

2) There are two categories. Published Authors and Rising Stars. Published Authors are defined as authors who have had work accepted, published and released by a royalty paying publisher. Rising Stars are everyone else.

3) The theme is Summer.

4) All submissions assume that the author agrees to these rules and, if chosen, the contract for the winning stories.

5) One winner will be chosen in each category. Each winner will receive:

a) Editing of their story courtesy of Wizards in Publishing and 1PlaceForRomance.com
b) A cover for their story courtesy of Fantasia Frog Designs and 1PlaceForRomance.com
c) Sale of their story at 1PlaceForRomance.com for at least one year, when all rights are returned to the author.
d) $100 cash prize.

6) Finalists will be chosen by the staff of 1PlaceForRomance.com, whose decisions are final on all matters related to this contest. Finalists will be chosen from received entries by June 15, 2011 based on their literary quality.

7) The winner and the three runners-up in each category will be chosen by the readers at 1PlaceForRomance.com in a bracketed voting.

8) The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 1PlaceforRomance or its agents are not responsible for lost, interrupted, garbled or jumbled entries or transmissions, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic. Please note that entries will not be acknowledged or returned, so please keep a copy of your work.

9) This contest is only open anyone above the age of majority in their jurisdiction. This contest is subject to all federal, state, and local regulations. 1PlaceForRomance.com. will not be responsible for payment of taxes on the value of any prize awarded hereunder.

10) By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of 1PlaceForRomance.com, and release 1PlaceForRomance.com, affiliates, suppliers and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the contest or the acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize.

11) The winner and the three runners-up will be notified by email on or about June 20, 2011.

12) 1PlaceForRomance.com reserves the right to use the finalist’s names for promotional purposes in all forms of media without notice, review, approval, or compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering, the finalists agree to the publication of their entries or an excerpt thereof on 1PlaceForRomance.com without further approval or compensation.

13) Offer void where restricted or prohibited. No purchase necessary to enter.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: Promotion@1PlaceForRomance.com

For submissions: Promotion@1PlaceForRomance.com

Website: http://1placeforromance.com
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