Endever and Contest Updates

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Endever Update!

Things have been quiet on the social media front in our neck of the woods, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes!

First off, if you’re still interested in submitting to our current writing contest, there’s still time! There were a lot of people who wanted to enter but were too late. We’ve extended the deadline for getting your submission in by May 25th. Click here for the rules. Or click here to simply submit.

In case you haven’t heard, as of March 24th, we are officially an LLC!! That wouldn’t have been possible (so quickly) if it hadn’t been for everyone that submitted to our first writing contest and participated in the voting. One of our goals is to be a debt-free company and so far we are able to keep moving on that path thanks to all of you supporting us.

Our next step is to obtain our ISBN which will separate us from other publishers when our books are out in the world.

To date, we are working on two separate manuscripts that are incredibly different from each other and have been a blast to work on. Keep an eye out for more info regarding our first two book publications!

We asked you all to pitch us your book ideas (whether complete manuscript or just pieces and parts) in 140 characters or less on Twitter, tagging us @endeverpubstuds. We have not responded to any yet, but will be having a conference call soon to move forward with follow-ups. Spread the word and keep on pitching. We are excited to add more manuscripts to the docket and work with you all😀

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Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Open-for-business

I am proud to announce that Endever Publishing Studios is now a registered business with the state of Kentucky! So we are now officially

Endever Publishing Studios, LLC

That’s a nice sound. And it’s because of all of you who submitted your short stories for our writing contest last month. Thank you so much.

Don’t forget about our new writing contest that’s currently going on for a chance to win $200. The proceeds go to helping fund other early business expenses.

So we are officially a company. What now?

Now we are going to be on the lookout for book submissions. You writers are familiar with the process.If you’re not looking for an agent, then you’re reading through publishers’ submissions guidelines. (Submit full manuscript, include a cover letter, allow 6-8 weeks for a response if they decide to respond, etc.)

Endever’s submission process is much different.

At Endever, we want our books to sell based off of just a couple sentence synopsis. Almost like a movie tagline. That’s how you need to convince us your story is a good idea. Whether you have a completed manuscript or not, Tweet us at @EndeverPubStuds and pitch us your story idea.

We will be accepting pitch Tweets until April 1st. If we like your idea or want to hear more, we will contact you via Twitter and then ask you to send in a 3-5 minute video pitch of your idea.

If we still end up wanting to work with you, we will assess your manuscript and work with you on it. If you don’t have a manuscript written, we will work with you and guide you during the writing process as Endever holds to a collaborative writing structure.

So pitch away, as many as you’d like. Good luck! At this point, all genres are accepted except romance/erotica.

If you have any questions, please email us at Endeverpublishing@gmail.com

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Writing Contest: Your Favorite Fictional Couple

900Homer and Marge, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ross and Rachel, Shrek and Fiona…

These are all iconic fictional couples whom we are familiar with. We adore them, we love them. But what happens aftertheir “Happily ever after?” Do they stay in love? Do they have an unfortunate fallout? Does conflict disrupt their lives? Perhaps the threat of a third world war challenges their devotion to one another?

You tell us!

For a chance to win $200, writers are encouraged to pick any iconic fictional couple made frozen-2popular by a book, movie, or TV show and enlighten us on what happens after their “Happily ever after.”

Are you not a writer? No problem! We’re sure you know plenty of writers in your life, so please pass this contest along to them so they have a chance at winning $200. Who knows, they might even take you out to dinner…

Contestants must be at least 13 years of age to enter. Do not exceed 1,000 words. New deadline is May 25th.

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CLICK HERE to submit

And please feel free to contact us at Endeverpublishing@gmail.com for any questions you may have or leave you comments in the section below.

Winner and Writing Contest #2 Announced!

coverA huge congratulations to Jared Johnson for winning Endever’s first writing contest with his short story, “Sunstalker of the Badlands.” As the winner, he has won $150 as well as an opportunity to write a short story to be featured in the front of one of Endever’s books.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who submitted. You will be hearing from us shortly in regards to your story with tips and advice to help elevate your writing to the next level.

At Endever, we are young and very new to the game, thus we don’t have everything perfected yet. So we are open to changes and suggestions you may have in regards to future writing contests. We would love it if you submitted your feedback to us at Endeverpublishing@gmail.com for ways we can improve future contests.

And now we’d like to announce Endever’s next writing contest. This time for a chance to win $200. 

The-Flip-Side-of-LoveWe are hard at work on our first book production at Endever Publishing Studios, a YA novel about a girl who falls in love with a boy after he dies. The book opens up with our protagonist, Adelle, believing that love is spelled with a “D” on the end. According to her, all love stories eventually end up as loved stories, as in, “He loved me but no longer does.”

She is convinced that if most love stories continued on past the last page or after the credit roll, they would all end up as loved stories. Unless it’s that rare story where the couple dies together in the end.

So we want to know if you agree with Adelle. Here are the rules for our next writing contest:

Contestants are to choose a love story, be it a popular fairy tale or a contemporary story (book or movie), and write what happens to that couple after that story ends. Do they stay together? Do they separate? Is there conflict that is introduced into their lives that challenges their relationship? Contestants are to write about the couple utilizing up to 1,000 words. 

The deadline is April 18, and the fee is $12. This fee will go toward the $200 prize as well as helping to fund Endever Publishing Studios to get a foot into the publishing world.

CLICK HERE to submit

And please feel free to contact us at Endeverpublishing@gmail.com for any questions you may have or leave you comments in the section below.

What Endever Is Up To

Our first writing contest is completed and we are fortunate enough to have earned enough money to register Endever Publishing Studios as a business with the state of Kentucky!

We cannot thank you all enough for your support and your submissions and we look forward to posting the three finalists this Sunday for everyone to vote on.

I wanted to take a moment to share with you what Endever has been up to behind the scenes as you’re waiting to see the finalists posted.

Lynn and I are hard at work pressing forward with my YA novel These Great Affects, the story about a girl who falls in love with a boy – after he dies. We are implementing our theories and experimental writing process through the development, and the book has taken a 90-degree turn from its first draft.

Meanwhile, Joeseph and I have just begun working together to revise my book, The Man in the Box, the suspense/adventure novel about a family man who discovers his childhood imaginary world has evolved in his absence.

We will be announcing the release dates for our first two books soon. We will also be announcing our next writing contest this Sunday.

Also, we will be sharing with you how we will be receive your book submissions going forward. I believe you will appreciate our unique way at approaching book submissions as we don’t believe in a submit-and-deny approach that we’ve all experienced and been burned by from other publishers and agents. More details to come on this soon.

Again, thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm. Also, be sure to stop by Endever’s official blog page where you’ll find all things Endever, including the most up-to-date announcements and information.

Endever’s First Milestone!

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 6.48.43 AMEndever Publishing Studios, our brand new company, has the goal (among several others) of becoming a business while remaining debt-free from the get-go.

We needed to raise at least $240 to register as a business with the state of Kentucky.

As of midnight last night, over the last thirty days, we reigned in enough money to award the cash prize of $150, register Endever as a business, and then some.

So on behalf of my team and myself, I cannot thank each and everyone of you enough for sharing our writing contest with your friends, spreading the word on social media (over two-hundred Facebook shares), and most of all, for submitting your stories.

My co-owners and I will be spending the next ten days poring over each submission and choosing three finalists to be posted (on March 6) for all to read and vote on for the first place winner, which will be announced on March 13.

So thank you everyone for your support, encouragement, and submissions. Keep checking back for updates and finalists from the competition.

And one more thing. We want to hear from you: What kind of writing contest would you be inclined to enter if we hosted another contest?

Just FIVE More Submissions – TODAY!

IMG_0763We have received numerous submissions for our writing contest, and we cannot thank you all enough for your support and your stories for us to consider as the grand prize winner of $150.

Today is the last day to submit your 500-word fictional story so that Endever Publishing Studios will have enough to register as a business with the state of Kentucky.

We just need five more submissions to do that. So please, will you help us? The fee is $10 and we promise to bring you the best publishing studio we can build. Who knows – you might even end up publishing with us!

In just ten days (March 6), we will post the three finalists for everyone to vote on a winner.

The winner will be announced one week later on March 13.

Check out my one-minute video (link below) and share it and this with all the writers you know. If you haven’t submitted yet, today is the last day to do so!

https://www.facebook.com/AndrewToyAuthor/?fref=nf

Click here to submit!

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