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SHORT STORY CONTEST — EXCLUSIVELY for Aspiring and Self-Published New Authors Attending RT (Please share)
At #RT16 in Las Vegas 13Thirty Books invited authors to contribute to an anthology, Romantic Times: Vegas — which they launched at the event. Around 30 authors contributed short stories to the two-volume anthology and it was a huge success! The theme was that all the stories had to be set in Vegas.
This year at #RT18 13Thirty Books is inviting ONLY ASPIRING & SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS (those with no more than one self-published book) to participate in the two-volume anthology. Your story will be among those of some of the biggest names in fiction with a forward from Diana Gabaldon. (see list of participating authors below).
THEME: The theme for this year's two-volume anthology is RT Booklovers Presents: The Haunted West. Setting is the west in any time period. (NOTE: Reno, Virginia City, and Carson City are some of the most haunted areas in the United States so have fun with creating your spooky stories.)
• You must be an aspiring author or a newly self-published author with no more than one book published.
• All who enter must be registered and attending the convention.
• Your short story must be between 3000-5000 words.
• FORMAT: Word Document, double-spaced, 1 inch margins
• Your short story should be a romance with paranormal elements, but can include any other sub genres, eg. romantic suspense, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction etc.
• Submit your short story to email@example.com and in the SUBJECT LINE type "RT The Haunted West Contest." Be sure to include your contact information with your story: Name, email address and phone number.
Submit your fully and professionally edited short story by February 15, 2018. Unedited/rough stories will be rejected. There will be two winners selected — one story appearing in each volume. Winners will be notified by email no later than April 1, 2018.
The two-volume anthology will debut at the RT Convention in Reno and sold at the Giant Book Fair and thereafter available for sale on all publishing platforms. RT will be promoting and supporting the book at the convention and on their websites. NOE: A portion of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness!! Thanks to fantastic author Tina Die Salvo! Your story is strictly a contribution to the project however you retain the rights to your story.
This is a great, fun project and we can’t wait to read your fantastic stories.
All queries/questions should be directed to 13Thirty Books.
Any questions please feel free to call or email.
Lance Taubold Author and the 13Thirty Books partners
RT Booklovers Presents: The Haunted West Participating Authors:
1) Diana Gabaldon-Foreward
2) Katherine Neville
3) Heather Graham
4) Jeff DePew Author
5) Mat Kaufman
6) Lance Taubold
7) Richard Devine
8) Tina Wainscott
9) Kat Martin
10) Jennifer St. Giles
11) Carole Nelson Douglas
12) Bobbi Smith
13) Deborah Grahl
14) Eileen Dreyer
15) Tina DeSalvo
16) Christina Lauren
17) Crystal Perkins
18) Virginia Henley
19) Kathy Love
20) Erin McCarthy
21) Elle J Rossi Author