She doesn't know it yet but fellow BB Jennifer Fabulous has inspired me to run my first giveaway contest. This is new territory for me so I'm hoping I don't overlook anything. Here's how it'll work.
Contest begins today and runs until Oct. 31st.
Submit an original piece of your writing to me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . It can be a poem, short story, anything you've written that has meaning to you. I'd love to post some of these, so with your entry please indicate whether or not I have permission to post it. If you haven't expressed so in your e-mail it will be kept private. You don't have to come up with something new, it can be something you've written previously.
Entries will be posted as-is with no editing, out of respect for your work. So please check for grammar ahead of time. Language will not be censored, however I do reserve the right to determine what will appear on my blog.
Using a high-tech system I've developed, each entrant will have their name written on a piece of folded paper. Multiple submissions are allowed, but only one entry will go in the draw per person. HOWEVER... if you can encourage any of your blogging friends to enter and they e-mail me a submission of their writing (also stating that you referred them), I'll put your name in as a bonus along with theirs. There is no restriction here; the more friends you have who enter, the more times your name will also be added. Please forward these contest rules to them.
Prize will be a Cross pen (blue ink, approx. retail value $26.00). The draw will take place on Nov. 1st ; one name will be drawn randomly and announced on that day. The winner will have the pen mailed to them, anywhere in the world.
I'm looking forward to reading your submissions. Please let me know if I've left anything out or if you have any questions or suggestions.
Addendum (added Oct. 15th): As I plan to run these giveaways from time to time over the course of the coming year(s), the winner of any giveaway will not be eligible for the next one in order to give others their chance to win.