Writing Contest and Publishing Company Reveal!
January 25, 2016 79 Comments
It’s been a long time coming—Adopting James is hosting its very first writing contest and you’re invited to enter!
The purpose of this contest is to help fund my publishing company to get it off and running. Don’t worry, the winner will be rewarded handsomely—$150 plus perks.
When I asked for people to apply to be my partner for my publishing endeavor, I planned on only having one partner, but, like the company, I had to adapt to the unexpected. There were two people I just HAD to have on my team.
Meet the members of my team who are going to help me judge the writing contest and assist me in building Endever Publishing Studios from the ground up!
Lynn Galloway, co-founder/owner of Endever Publishing Studios (Louisville, Colorado)
Lynn makes the best mac & cheese ever, which is where her culinary genius stops. Her strengths fall more in line with books, music, and seeking out the beauty of the world. Her passion for the written word drove her to obtain her degree in English and it’s her dream to publish her own work while helping others present theirs to the world.
Joseph Neil Love, co founder/owner of Endever Publishing Studios (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
Joseph is a freelance writer and editor of fiction and nonfiction. His reading tastes are wide-ranging. On his nightstand: Flannery O’Connor, Richard Brautigan, Kayak: The New Frontier, and a notebook of half-asleep scribbles. He is at his best when he’s eating donuts with his wife and daughter.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about—and from—them soon. (You’re in for a real treat, because these people are all kinds of awesome!)
And you know me, Andrew Toy, founder/owner/CEO of Endever, Louisville, Kentucky (not Colorado). I’m the guy with the blog and big dreams of revolutionizing the publishing industry and someday visiting (working for?) Pixar Animation Studios. I love burgers, wings, and pizza. I strive also to be your next favorite author.
Back to the writing contest!
The judges will decide on three finalists. Those three finalists will have their short stories posted on Adopting James, visible and available to nearly 20,000 readers! They will also be posted on Endever’s blog (coming soon) for readers/friends/family members to vote on.
The winner will be awarded $150, have his/her name/short story/blog/social media information posted for thousands of readers to view, as well as be given the opportunity to write a short story to be featured in one of Endever’s future publications!
There is a $10 entry fee. The money will go toward the $150 prize to the winner and the rest will go to helping fund Endever.
What, in particular, will it go toward? Starting a business requires many expenses such as registering as a business with the state, purchasing an ISBN number for our company’s products, and on and on.
Your submission will help get Endever off the ground!
We are looking for a fictional short story of up to 500 words. Give us your best shot! Any genre, any topic. WOW us. Must be fictional! Suspense is a plus.
(Please, no poetry, essays, instructional, nonfiction, or anything not strictly a story in fictional prose.)
The deadline for submitting is February 25. Please be thirteen or older.
Get writing, and good luck!
Please note that the cash prize is only awarded if there is a minimum of fifteen entries. The entry fee is non-refundable due to time costs associated with reviewing submissions. And the judges have the right to extend the submission deadline if we feel it will attract more submissions.
Any other questions, email us at endeverpublishing [at] gmail.com