Saturday, October 3, 2009

First 'Write On!' Giveaway ('cause really, who doesn't like free stuff?)

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 . 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.


  1. This is SO cool!! I love this giveaway. I will have to get started on my story. Or maybe I will attempt a poem...hmm...
    And I love the prize. As a fellow writer, I appreciate the value of an amazing pen!

  2. Oh, and I'm so thrilled I inspired you. Hehe! :)

  3. Hi Jen,

    How perfect that you were the first to respond! I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say (as always).

  4. I have a short story I wrote in college that I'm highly attached to because it's based on a dream I had of me and a friend of mine. I'll try to get it emailed to you before Nov. 1st. I hope you like a lil horror short story!

  5. Being sick does have it's advantages. I sent you an email of my story today. I would like it to be kept private but I do hope you enjoy the read. =)

  6. I totally missed out on this, but I'll join the next one. *Whaaaaaa :(((*