Jacket Flap Mini-Contest
|Deadline:||Jan 31, 2013|
When you shop for books, you don't just look at author and genre. The cover alone doesn't catch your eye; it takes much more than that to make you want to buy a book. The jacket flap, the synopsis on the back is what grabs your interest enough to open the book and read the first few pages.
We've already read your first chapter. This time, your challenge is to write the blurb to go with your novel that is going to sell your book to the reader. $25 for no more than 250 words is about right for a hardback. It's also about right for this contest as 3 people will win $25.
In no more than 250 words, you have the chance to write the part that isn't going to sell your novel to an agent (query letters will turn up in a later contest) but to a reader. Make your potential readers want to buy your novel by writing the synopsis for your would-be (perhaps will be?) jacket flap.
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|1st prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
Entries must be received before midnight of Thursday, January 31st (UTC time) and the winner will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Entries must be a synopsis of your novel that would go on the back of a book or on the inside of the jacket flap no more than 250 words as counted by Scribophile. There is no genre restriction.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Winners must have a valid Paypal account, or we won't be able to send the prize money!
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Jacket Flap Mini-Contest." Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.