November 12, 2012, 9:03 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- pixelhose.com announced today its second writing competition in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction.
The fiction category is intended as primarily a short story contest, although authors are encouraged to also submit one act plays, or other experimental compositions. The non-fiction category includes personal essays, memoires, sociopolitical opinions, and travel stories, not including reviews. All English language submissions, in any genre, are eligible. However, submissions with pornographic theme, hate speech, or those that may be classified as personal or institutional rants will not be considered.
There are three prizes in each category, $300, $150, and $50, for a total of $1000 in author prizes. The contest is fee to enter. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are permitted.
Asked about the first contest, Bob Dourandish had this to say: “Our first writing competition was successful beyond our own wildest hopes! We received over 1000 entries from 11 countries, many of which were compelling and extremely well-written pieces. While it is now becoming more common, pixelhose was the first publisher to use social as an integral part of a writing contest. As the result, our authors found new readers, beyond their own base of friends-and-family, which can only enhance their careers.”
“Furthermore,” Dourandish continued, “we are extremely excited to report that we will be publishing a collection of the best entries in our first writing competition in the very near future – so look for it soon!”
All entries must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No physical submissions are accepted. Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 28, 2013. For complete details see pixelhose.com.
pixelhose.com is an experimental variety blog. It is specifically designed to create a nurturing community for writers who do not produce on a regular basis. The site has multiple categories including Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Travel.
Contact Details: pixelhose.com
POB 1476, San Mateo, CA 94401