Alpha Wolf Series is holding a Short Story Writing Contest!!
If you have a paranormal, short story you want to share, please submit it! We are very excited for this contest and have some AWESOME prizes lined up for the winners!!
Please read EVERYTHING on this page! Everything you need to know is on this page, and so please re-read if you have to 🙂
Contest submissions are November 12th – March 20th, 11:59pm PST
Judging is done March 21st – May 3rd.
Winner announced May 4th by me on both my blog (here) and on my Facebook page!
Where to Submit
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON.
Rules and Conditions:
All submissions may be at a MAXIMUM 8,000 words. Any more and the submission will not be accepted.
Word, Pages and PDF are accepted. No other forms, sorry. We will not let you know if your work is in the wrong format. It just won’t be read, so please be aware of what type of document you send us.
The stories are to be a paranormal or a supernatural theme. It can be paranormal general fiction, paranormal YA, or even paranormal horror. Just need to have a supernatural element. Also, if you’re unsure if your story’s plot and characters fits this theme, then they best way to know is if you’ve ever seen Supernatural, Buffy, Angel, Charmed, the Craft, Ouija, American Horror Story, or Grimm, etc. If you think your story shares the same elements as those, then chances are it is supernatural based.
NO FAN FICTION! We want to see original stories.
All stories will be read and judged by published authors, and graded on (1) grammar, (2) imaginative originality, (3) ability to keep us glued to the story. We will be grading them on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best.
We will not be giving reviews.
FIRST PRIZE: a handmade, werewolf protection kit (Check it out here), an official Alpha Wolf Series book mark, a personally signed copy of Demon’s Prize (shown to the left), and an Alpha Wolf Series poster(also shown on the left)!
SECOND PRIZE: a free ebook by Carrigan Richards. Check out her author page on Amazon!
THIRD PRIZE: a few free stickers and bookmark from RS McCoy, author of Spirits.
(Check it out here)
Contacting the Winners
The potential winners will be notified on either Email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, or cannot be contacted within 48 hours the Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only two (2) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled within 14 days from contest day and will be mailed ground shipping.
Other Regulations and Guidelines
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the contest to address the impairment and then resume the contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
By participating in the social contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the contests or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Minnesota. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Minnesota.